Digital Imaging Systems have been deployed in many scientific and military applications such as space research, aerial photography, weather forecasting and CAD/CAM. More recently, because of price/performance improvement in many technologies, digital imaging systems are finding more applications in many commercial/business environments such as banking, insurance, legal and the health care industry. Image capture, processing, compression, storage, display and transport-all these constitute important elements of emerging imaging systems. These elements can be assembled to build systems meeting appropriate end-user requirements. During the past three to four years, the investment in imaging systems in the U.S. has increased at an annual rate of over 30 percent, both in the public and private sectors. The business of imaging is relatively new; it can grow manifoldly in existing markets as well as create new market opportunities.