Dicomed

Dicomed (or DICOMED) was a computerized graphics technology company founded in 1968 and based in Minneapolis.wikipedia
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Direct-view bistable storage tube

SkiatronDark-trace CRTDirect View Bistable Storage Tube (DVBST)
This type of CRT is very similar in function to the DVBST CRT used by later graphics terminals such as the Tektronix 4010.
One such device, the D36 Image Display, was made by DICOMED Corporation and a technical paper was presented at the 1972 Electro-Optical Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNCity of Minneapolis
Dicomed (or DICOMED) was a computerized graphics technology company founded in 1968 and based in Minneapolis.

Color photography

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In the early 1970s it became a leading manufacturer of precision color film recorders such as the D47 and D48.

X-ray

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Even though it was capable of displaying any digitized image data, it was originally developed for the display of digitized medical X-ray images from x-ray films that were scanned and image-processed digitally (in order to enhance contrast and other parameters) via computer and stored on 9-track computer tape.

Framebuffer

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The D30's dark-trace CRT made it possible for it to display an image continuously without the need for frame buffer memory to refresh the image from periodically as is the case for a standard phosphor-based CRT, for the image would be retained on the CRT's scotophor layer of the screen until cleared by heating it.

Scotophor

dark-trace CRT
The D30's dark-trace CRT made it possible for it to display an image continuously without the need for frame buffer memory to refresh the image from periodically as is the case for a standard phosphor-based CRT, for the image would be retained on the CRT's scotophor layer of the screen until cleared by heating it. One of Dicomed's first products was the D30, a digital image display utilizing a dark-trace CRT with a display resolution of 1024x1024, introduced in 1968.

Tektronix 4010

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This type of CRT is very similar in function to the DVBST CRT used by later graphics terminals such as the Tektronix 4010.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPLNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryJet Propulsion Lab
Many of the early government (JPL, NCAR, NSA, CIA, Sandia Laboratories, et al.) computer graphics applications had their imagery in output to a Dicomed.

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCARNational Centre for Atmospheric ResearchComputational and Information Systems Laboratory
Many of the early government (JPL, NCAR, NSA, CIA, Sandia Laboratories, et al.) computer graphics applications had their imagery in output to a Dicomed.

National Security Agency

NSAArmed Forces Security AgencyNational Computer Security Center
Many of the early government (JPL, NCAR, NSA, CIA, Sandia Laboratories, et al.) computer graphics applications had their imagery in output to a Dicomed.

Central Intelligence Agency

CIAC.I.A.Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Many of the early government (JPL, NCAR, NSA, CIA, Sandia Laboratories, et al.) computer graphics applications had their imagery in output to a Dicomed.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National LaboratorySandiaSandia National Labs
Many of the early government (JPL, NCAR, NSA, CIA, Sandia Laboratories, et al.) computer graphics applications had their imagery in output to a Dicomed.

Cray

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Most of these entities also had CRAY super computers with enough power to compute 4096 X 4096 color imagery.

Supercomputer

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Most of these entities also had CRAY super computers with enough power to compute 4096 X 4096 color imagery.

Graphic animation

A major role for the Dicomed D148 color film recorder, in 1984, was to image the work of 26 computer graphic animation specialists on to film for the production of the 15 minute IMAX film; the "Magic Egg".

IMAX

IMAX 3DOMNIMAXIMAX Theater
A major role for the Dicomed D148 color film recorder, in 1984, was to image the work of 26 computer graphic animation specialists on to film for the production of the 15 minute IMAX film; the "Magic Egg".

Digital camera

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In the mid-1990s Dicomed was a manufacturer of digital cameras.

Presentation program

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Early presentation graphics software ran on computer workstations, such as those manufactured by Trollman, Genigraphics, Autographix, and Dicomed.

Film recorder

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Dicomed was one such early provider of digital color film recorders.

Multi-image

multi-projector slide shows
Service bureaus offering production work from large workstations such as Dicomed and Genigraphics dominated larger markets.