Definition : Electronic equipment designed to acquire and process digital data obtained from a separate source (e.g., recorder, scanning system). This equipment consists of a computerized reader, electronic circuits, a display, controls for changing and modifying analysis parameters, and dedicated software according to the nature and/or the source of data. Data processors may analyze digital data from images but are not intended to process images from an external source. Due to the large amount of data recorded, scanning techniques are frequently used to decrease review time. Dedicated data processors are available for analysis of previously recorded data taken from devices such as recorders (e.g., tape, digital) and scanning (e.g., ultrasonic) systems; the processors are frequently a component of and/or are interconnected to dedicated workstations and/or information systems.
Entry Terms : "Processors, Data"
UMDC code : 24519