optical information system

optical information system

[′äp·tə·kəl ‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A device that uses light to process information; consists of one or several light sources, a one- or two-dimensional plane of data such as a film transparency, lens, or other optical component, and a detector. Also known as optical information processor.
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Optical information system products are few in number.
During the same week, OIS 90, Meckler Corporation's 10th Annual Optical Information Systems Conference and Exhibition, was devoted to optical storage and digital document image automation.
CD-ROM and Other Optical Information Systems: Implementation Issues for Libraries
Don't optical information systems incorporate specialized machines?
One of the biggest explosions in the way libraries are using computers has come in the form of optical information systems, especially CD-ROM products.