New and emerging Digital Signal Processor
(DSP)-based digital imaging systems, especially those with
sophisticated surveillance and multi-spectral capabilities, must
handle data at enormous rates. System architectures have evolved
over time to adapt to these demanding data acquisition, data
movement, data processing, and data storage requirements. The trend
has been dedicated, through federated, to distributed systems. A
key technology that will support the continued movement to
distributed systems is the new ANSI Fibre Channel (FC)
standard.