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Definition: MCS

(1) See Microsoft Cluster Server.

(2) (Microsoft Consulting Services) The consulting arm of Microsoft which offers support for installation and maintenance of Microsoft applications and operating systems.

(3) (Multimedia Conference Server) A family of videoconferencing servers from VideoServer, Inc., Lexington, MA. The MCS was the first multipoint control unit to comply with H.320.

(4) A family of microcontroller units (MCUs) from Intel. In 1995, Intel introduced its 8-bit MCS 251 chips which are binary compatible with its older MCS 51 series.

(5) (Multivendor Customer Service) The consulting arm of Digital Equipment that was founded in 1993. It provided hardware, software and network services for a variety of platforms.