Operation overview. DAQ software stores image data in a defined image directory. Concurrently, ATOM monitors this directory and adds new/modified files to an import list. After connecting to the OMERO server software, ATOM processes the import list and migrates each file from the list to a remote OMERO server. Typically, images are then stored on a redundant array of independent discs (RAID) and additionally backed up on tape. Once the entire import list has been processed, ATOM continues monitoring the image directory.