Technology: Comparing Imaging Systems

Advantages Disadvantages
Stand-Alone Analog cost effective limited versatility
turnkey cost of prints
ease of use single location
reliable no digital storage
Stand-Alone Digital cost effective single location
turnkey more complicated
versatile data-loss more likely
digital storage less reliable
output choices
Networked Analog multiple locations limited versatility ease of use no digital storage
reliable cost of prints
Networked Digital versatile high cost
digital storage complicated
system integration less reliable
output choices
data compilation