- User states (glossary)
PMA.core software acts as an honest broker between the various vendor-dependent file formats on one end, and a variety of different end-user applications on the other:
The end-user applications are typically referred to as “downstream” applications in this manual. They can be other member-components of our platform (PMA.view is an excellent viewer), but they may be completely custom-built by third-parties as well (in which case communication with PMA.core is conveniently facilitated through webservices).
This type of broker-like interaction enables both downstream viewing and analysis. PMA.core allows adopters of WSI to build a context around each slide (on-slide graphical annotations and form-data) and manage this as needed.