10 January 1977 Market Outlook For Laser Scanners In Information Handling
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This paper will address the market requirements for laser scanning components and subsystems in information-handling systems from the points of view of the anticipated market growth and the types of scanners that will be utilized. Recent market studies by the author's firm have indicated that shipments of laser-based products in these applications will grow from $15 million in 1974 (end-equipment value) to several hundred million in 1980, stimulating both the market and need for innovation in laser scanning subsystems. Major equipment categories include POS scanners, facsimile, COM, laser platemakers, memories and special laser recorders, etc. Forces affecting the market rate of development for some of these equipments are examined. A measure of the market value for optical subsystems shipped in these equipments during the years 1975 - 1979 is given.
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Ronald S. Eward, Ronald S. Eward, } "Market Outlook For Laser Scanners In Information Handling", Proc. SPIE 0084, Laser Scanning Components and Techniques: Design Considerations/Trends, (10 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.954912; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954912


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