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Storage Visions Conference

December 10, 2009 16:00 ET

2009 Storage Visions Conference Announces Annual Visionary Awards Finalists

Door Prizes Young User and Consumer Storage Sessions

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - The Ninth Annual Storage Visions Conference held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5 & 6, 2010 features great sessions on consumer electronics, computer applications and storage, as well as a Young User Panel.

The finalist products and companies for the annual Storage Visions Visionary Awards are listed below. Congratulations to the award finalists! We had more product and company submissions for all of these award categories than ever before. The award winner announcements and trophy presentations will be done at the conference reception the evening of January 5, 2010 in the exhibit hall of the conference. In addition to the award presentation there will be many great door prizes form our sponsors and exhibitors given out at the reception as well as other times during the conference.

Finalists for Visionary Products Awards:

-- Mobile Consumer Electronics Storage
      -- Apricon Aegis Padlock
      -- Rocstor Airhawk
      -- Toshiba 64 GB SDXC Memory Card
-- Home Consumer Electronics Storage
      -- Clickfree Automatic Backup
      -- Micron RealSSD C300
      -- Samsung Self-encypting Solid State Drive
-- Integrated Home Entertainment
      -- D-Link Systems 2-Bay Network Video Recorder
      -- Seagate FreeAgent Theater+
      -- Silicon Image Based SATA Drive Pack
-- Media and Entertainment System
      -- Aspera On-Demand
      -- Brightsign
      -- Nethra Server-Storage I/O System
-- Media and Entertainment Storage
      -- Cache-A Pro-Cache Archive Appliance
      -- Spectra Logic Spectra T-Finity
      -- Texas Memory Systems RamSan 20 Flash Solid State Drive

Finalists for Visionary Company Awards:

-- Visionary Mobile Consumer Electronics Company
      -- Intel
      -- Samsung
-- Visionary Home Consumer Electronics Company
      -- Marvell
      -- Western Digital
-- Visionary Media and Entertainment Company
      -- Avid
      -- IBM
-- Visionary Service and Support Company
      -- IoSafe
      -- SandForce

Finalists for Art of Storage Award

-- Imation Pro-WX Wireless USB Hard Drive
-- Insight Portable Hard Disk Drive
-- Rockstor Rocpro 850

On Tuesday January 5, 2010 at 4 PM the "I'm Your Future, and I need Storage" session is our third year exploring what teens and early 20's people want in digital storage and consumer electronics. Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to find out from the most avid users of consumer products what they really want now and in the future.

On Wednesday January 6, 2009 starting at 8 AM the "Storing More Stuff in CE Devices" session will give attendees the chance to see the latest in storage technology and how this technology is allowing leading designers of consumer products ranging from MP3 players to computers to meet critical needs of consumers.

Participants in this session include Roy Sherrill from DataLight, Maciek Brzeski from Toshiba, John Osterhout from Hitachi GST, TBD from STMicroelectronics, Rick Wietfeldt from Qualcomm and Doug Dumitru from EasyCo.

Following this session and Dean Klein of Micron's keynote speech, there will be an enlightening session on "Enabling Technologies for High Resolution Applications." This session looks closely at storage and other technologies that will enable richer content used in more ways and in more places. Learn how to design killer applications and how they will work.

Participants in this session include Rick Dean from THX, Ethan Shur from TDVision, James Borden from Microsoft, Kyle Wiens from iFixit, Daniel Beneke from Imation, Mike Sonders from MotionDSP and Rana Kabir from Flashbridge.

Sponsors and exhibitors at the conference include AMP, Bycast, Denali, Ellisys, Flexstar, Gilware, Hitachi GST, IoSafe, Intel, Micron, Mozy, Nethra, ONFI, PLX Technology, STMicroelectronics, Silicon Image, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, Soligen Corp., SpectraLogic, the Trusted Computing Group and Verbatim. Our many organization and media sponsors can be found on the conference web site.

Conference registration is open until December 23 at: Hotel reservation information (great rates for 2010 and close to the Las Vegas Convention Center) is at:

For information on remaining sponsorship and a very few exhibit opportunities at the 2010 conference visit Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at

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    Tom Coughlin
    Coughlin Associates
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    Andy Marken
    AGENCY: Marken Communications
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