Imaging Technology

We can utilize different forms of imaging to address specific needs of our clients:

Document Images are images of normal paper business document that can be accessed quickly by any number of users on a network. Document Images are used for two types of applications, reference, where the document image is stored electronically for future reference, and business related, where the document image is used by the business as part of normal operations. Reference documents are much less critical to a business and the design criteria used for accessing are much less restrictive. Business Related images, however, are extremely important to the business, and the design criteria for an imaging system includes critical specifications for parameters like access speed, readability, and indexing.

Product Images are images of a product or line of products. Product images might include color images of actual products for sales purposes, with detailed specification information attached for reference or presentation, or detail images (even CAD images) that provide dimensions, specifications, manufacturing information, etc.

People Images are images of company personnel, perhaps security application. One interesting application we prototyped last year was for child care - each child was issued a pendant or bracelet with a barcode ID, and when that child arrived in the morning, the security officer scanned the barcode tag. When the child was picked up in the evening, the security office would scan the barcode for the child, and on the screen would be six pictures of people authorized to pickup that child. Touching an image would create a permanent record of who picked up the child, and when.

Diagnostic Images are used in medical care facilities, primarily by doctors that specialize in reading the images, the Radiologist. Images might be large format x-rays, or smaller format CT or MRI images. Each presents a unique problem - when transmitting the image for viewing at a remote facility, the system must guarantee that every pixel of the resulting image is reconstructed exactly as the original image; a requirement also for legal liability.