January 8-9, 2012    Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Awards Winners                           

The Eleventh Annual Storage Visions® Conference (partner program to the 2012 International CES) awards were presented before a record crowd at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards recognized companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, and visionary products for the digital content value chain.

Visionary Products Category Winners:

Visionary Company Awards Winners:

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2012 Storage Visions Awards and thanks to all the companies that submitted products, as well as the award judges. The choice of winners of the various awards was difficult due to the number and excellent quality of the submissions.

Awards Finalists:

Finalists for Visionary Products Awards: 

    • Mobile Consumer Electronics Storage
      • Kingston Technology Wi-Drive
      • SanDisk and Asus Customized SSD Form Factor
      • Hitachi Global Storage Technology G-Connect
    • Home Consumer Electronics Storage
      • Digistore Solutions Centurion DiscHub Blu-ray
      • Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2 and NV+v2
      • Samsung Semiconductor USB SE 2088W-Smartlink
    • Consumer Storage Device
      • Millenniata M-DISC
      • OCZ Technology RevoDrive Hybrid
      • Other World Computing Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD
    • Enabling Consumer Storage Technology
      • Datalight Reliance Nitro
      • Micron RealSSD C400 Self Encrypted Drive
      • Lexar Media Crutial Cache Solution
    • Enabling Professional Storage Technology
      • DataDirect Networks Web Object Scalar
      • Hitachi Data Systems Content Platform
      • Alacritech ANX 1500 NFS Acceleration Appliance
    • Media and Entertainment System
      • Rorke Data Aurora with HyperFS
      • Nuvel NDT
      • CET Universe Constellation VCM with Archive Station
    • Media and Entertainment Storage
      • Amplidata Amplistor
      • SeaChange Universal Media Library
      • Thought Equity Motion T3 Library Manager

    Finalists for Visionary Company Awards:

    • Visionary Home Consumer Electronics Company
      • OCZ Technology
      • SanDisk
    • Visionary Mobile Consumer Electronics Company
      • Samsung
      • Intel
    • Visionary Media and Entertainment Company
      • Violin Memory
      • IBM

    Finalists for Art of Storage Award:

      • Hitachi Global Storage Technology 8 TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt
      • iTwin Plug and Play USB Device
      • Kingston Technology Wi-Drive

    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:

    “Advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, and in the media and entertainment industries, and to service firms that support those businesses.”
    Categories for this most coveted award include:


    The Art of Storage Award

    The Art of Storage- 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.

    Important Information concerning the Awards

    The Storage Visions Conference Awards are presented to firms that advance the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, and in the media and entertainment industries, and to service firms that support those businesses. For consideration as an award finalist company, if not a sponsor or exhibitor at least one person from a finalist company must be a paid participant in Storage Visions® 2012.

    The awards presentation for SVC 2012 will be conducted in the Riviera Convention Center next to the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel on the evening of Sunday, January 8, 2012.

    We have modified the names and descriptions of the SV 2012 awards to clarify the submission criteria and we have added a new award for Enabling Storage Technology for electronic components, software and other technology enabling innovative consumer or professional media and entertainment applications.

    A panel of industry experts and journalists will serve as judges. For each product category, the judges will give priority to the product/service or company’s role in fulfilling the vision of a digitally-connected universe of products and services. For complex products, judges may require access to physically inspect and review a demonstration by a company representative or designee. When possible, samples of products are useful for the judging.

    Finalists will be notified via e-mail no later than December 21, 2011. Winners will not be notified prior to the official awards ceremony and press conference. During the ceremony the evening of January 8, 2012, winners will receive their awards.

    Entry Criteria

    We will only consider products and services for which we have received nominations through the admissions process. Products submitted for submission should be shipping or announced as products by January 2012.

    One of the prior year awards on display:

    Drobo Award


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