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TURNKEY. A person under the superintendence of a jailor, whose employment is to open and fasten the prison doors and to prevent the prisoners from escaping.
     2. It is his duty to use due diligence, and he may be punished for gross neglect or willful misconduct in permitting prisoners to escape.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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So maybe the turnkey systems are still around; we as end-users just need to take more control of these systems and integrate them.
"Because turnkey system installation and maintenance is all we do, manufacturers are less likely to use other contractors," Herman adds.
Initially the companies will offer a turnkey system that includes Convergys' Catalys IP billing and customer service application, DSL aggregation and IP voice services using Level 3's Softswitch technology.
A turnkey system intimates, on the other hand, that for a specific amount of capital and a specific amount of effort, the publican will have a brewery capable of producing a specific amount of beer.
Items for a turnkey system include creel and mat racks, and other materials-handling equipment.
The turnkey system is ideal for visitor and inmate screening in correctional facilities, high-security installations such as nuclear facilities, and border crossings.
This machine has been designed for atmospheric or pressure cooking and vacuum cooling of sauces lot the ready meals market, offering sizes from a 50 litre pilot plant to a 3000 litre turnkey system. BCH manufacturers a wide range of food production equipment for the ready meals market including cook/cool and RotaChill cooling, vacuum cooking and cooling systems, cookers, mixers and full turnkey systems.
The turnkey system is dependent upon the tight integration and flexibility of NI software and hardware.
Available as a turnkey system or as software only, the system offers flexibility and open architecture.
Users can select from a variety of precise, reliable and customizable modular VP series components, or choose a turnkey system to meet a specific requirement, according to the company.
This turnkey system was required to mill and/or classify a wide range of foodstuffs and be fully installed and commissioned, including ductwork, fan, explosion relief vent and full PLC system, in a spatially restrictive area of the company's existing facility.