Vision stays focused on mission
George Kotelly Executive Editor
his month`s Vision Systems Design marks the magazine`s first anniversary. During the past 12 months, this publication has presented technical articles and news trends covering leading-edge vision and imaging technologies, systems, applications, and products.
This issue continues that commitment to keeping engineers, designers, and system integrators up to date in imaging- systems design. As you will see from the feature articles in this issue, Vision Systems Design has expanded its editorial coverage to bring you more news and developments in the industry.
In addition to the new departments you`ll find in this issue, Vision Systems Design`s feature section remains concentrated on developments in industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications. Starting on p. 30, Brian O`Rourke, research analyst at Strategies Unlimited, shows why the worldwide market for image sensors should top $1.5 billion by 2001.
In medical system networking, Larry Brown discusses how interoperability between medical systems can be facilitated by using the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard framework (see p. 34). And in aerospace development, Lynn Haber shows how NASA`s Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer instrument will shed more light on the origins of the universe (see p. 52). Beginning on p. 60, John Haystead shows how imaging systems are being used for space tracking (see p. 42) and for replicating terrain in a 3-D, graphical format (see p. 60).
In this and every issue, our Product Focus and Spotlight on Technology articles keep you up to date on products and advanced technology. In this month`s Focus, contributing editor Rick Nelson discusses the latest data-storage products (see p. 72). And in our Spotlight, contributing editor Richard Parker describes why wavelet-compression schemes are gaining popularity in image processing (see p. 64).
In the future, Vision Systems Design plans to expand its editorial coverage by publishing a 1998 Buyers Guide All industry companies are entitled to a free listing in the Directory section and up to five free product listings in the Product section. To be included, call (603) 891-9148 for a free questionnaire.