The progressive assembling of system components into a whole system.
Combination and coordination of separate and diverse systems into a more complete or harmonious whole that will work together.
The ability of computers, instrumentation and other components to share data or applications.
building a system from off-the-shelf components to accomplish a job previously not automated
The ability of computers, instrumentation and equipment to share data or applications with other components in the same or other functional areas. (7/96)
The art of assembling hardware, software, components, mounts and enclosures to produce a system that meets a customer's specification.