The theme of the 2012 conference, reflecting changing storage architectures and applications, is "Heavy Storage for Thin Clients". We are planning sessions and special activities focused on digital storage to support the next generation of intelligent mobile devices as well as digital storage in all areas of content storage.
Award candidates are now being solicited for digital storage products, systems and applications for every aspect of the digital content value chain. Following are the awards categories:
Visionary Products Awards
MOBILE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: Mobile personal systems utilizing onboard digital storage featuring small packaging, shock resistance, remote access and low-power usage.
CONSUMER STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage devices and media used in consumer electronics systems.
ENABLING STORAGE TECHNOLOGY: Visionary components and software technology enabling next generation consumer and professional media devices.
HOME ENTERTAINMENT: Innovative use of digital storage in the home environment or to support home access to personal or commercial content.
PROFESSIONAL M&E CLASS SYSTEMS: Systems using digital storage technologies supporting content creation, including those systems used by the media and entertainment industry.
PROFESSIONAL M&E CLASS STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage technologies, devices and media used in content creation, including media and storage devices used by the media and entertainment industry.
Visionary Company Awards
A special award in three categories will be presented to firms that have shown extraordinary dedication to the development and support of the show theme.
Categories for these most coveted awards include:
1. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
2. MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
3. SERVICES AND SUPPORT
The Art of Storage Award
This award recognizes innovations in design for customer ease of use and good industrial design in digital storage applications, storage media and digital storage devices used in Consumer Electronics. The award also recognizes appealing and clever aesthetic features in Consumer Electronics digital storage applications, devices and media.
New Bronze Sponsors include Calypso Systems and the SNIA SSSI. Our official News Wire sponsor is PR Newswire (VPO). Other sponsors and exhibitors at the 2012 Storage Visions Conference include: Gold and lanyard sponsor Toshiba Storage Device Division, Silver Sponsor OCZ Technology and Exhibitor DigiStore Solutions. Organization and media sponsors include: Burn World, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, FCIA, HomeToys, IDC, Flash Memory Summit, Media and Entertainment Technology, Photo Imaging News, STA, Storage Review, and RDC.
There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2012 Storage Visions Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the 2012 conference, fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: www.StorageVisions.com. Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at info@StorageVisions.com. Conference registration is now open at: http://www.storagevisions.com/2012Register.htm.