Advanced Imaging


Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Helping Hands


By Edward Youdell

How many times have you thought to yourself, “If I just had an extra hand or more resources, I could finish this project on time and under budget.” With that thought in mind, we’ve delivered to you the 2006 New Product Showcase issue. Inside you’ll find the latest electronic imaging core technologies organized into nine categories; optics, storage, cameras/sensors, software, illumination, display, datapath, processing, and backplane. Keep this issue handy for reference throughout the year for that next time you’re stuck finding the right solution to your core technology needs. A quick glance at the product photo, feature highlights and supplier web address will have you quickly on your way to solving your problem.

2006 will represent the twentieth year of delivering Advanced Imaging magazine. We look forward to the new challenges ahead and will continue to work hard to be a resource of first choice for our readers. Beginning in January, you will find two new columns within the pages of the magazine. Our new management column will provide ideas and strategies for managing technology to improve your company’s processes, time-to-market and return-on-investment for technology purchases. We want to keep you ahead of the competition by helping you manage the technology, instead of the technology managing you. Our second new column will focus on component integration. We will explore the inter-relationships between the core imaging technologies that need to be best understood before purchasing. If we can help you understand how the pieces of your electronic imaging solution best fit together then we believe you can create efficient, cost effective, and competitor-thumping solutions.

I understand that information alone isn’t enough to help you with ever increasing workloads. A suggestion may be an internship for a college student or sponsoring a graduate student from a local university or college. I recently spent a half-day with Joe Pow, Associate Director, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology and came away impressed with RIT’s commitment to developing our next generation of electronic imaging professionals. These students want and need opportunities to get involved with real world electronic imaging applications. Plus, this could be the answer for that extra set of hands.

If you think I can help you in the coming year with supplier questions, technology issues or you want to share an idea on how to improve the magazine, please email me directly at I don’t promise to have all the answers, I just promise to help.

I wish you every success in 2006.

Edward Youdell

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