Optical Storage Symposium 2005
Blue Laser Optical Storage: A Technology Waiting to Happen
Vendors from both the Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups continue to promote
their respective technologies, but is the market ready for these
products? What factors will be critical for Blue Laser products
to succeed? Will recordable or ROM technology drive the market?
Will there be any content to record? Can Hollywood agree on copy
protection that will also be acceptable to the consumer? Do consumers
need high-definition movies? A panel of industry experts will discuss
and debate the various issues that will influence the future prospects
of Blue Laser Technology.
Bunzel, President, Santa Clara Consulting Group and President,
What to Choose…Alternate Data Storage
While optical discs are a standard for removable storage, significant markets
have developed for alternative storage products in both niche and mass market
environments. USB Flash drives are not only replacing floppy disk drives, but
new applications are developing for these products. Small hard disk drives are
competing in the removable storage market because of their high capacity and
decreasing cost. Other removable storage products are in the market and being
developed, their proponents hoping to capture a share of this significant growth
The Search for an Archival Medium - The
100 year Optical Disc
This session features presentations from the Department of Commerce’s National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the user community for what
they envision as a medium of choice for archival and digital preservation. An
important session for both optical disc manufacturers and end-users who have
to decide what are the desired characteristics of the best optical medium for
archival purposes. Issues to be discussed include:
- What are the critical applications that would require 100
year media performance?
- What would end-users being willing to pay in terms of overall
cost in time and expense?
- What is the role of the Federal Government in digital preservation?
- What is industry doing to address this problem?
- Dr. Victor McCrary, Business
Executive for Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
- Oliver Slattery, Research Scientist,
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
- Fred Byers,
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
up with Generation Digital
Generation d is changing the way we look at photogrphy and communication.
Sandra will discuss building new products and services that meet
the needs of anytime anywhere anyway picture communication and
- Sandra Morris, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Imaging Services
Group, Digital and Film Imaging Systems, Eastman Kodak Company
Between CE Devices
How Do We Get There?
Sure, all devices play JPGs but transferring collections of photos
device to device often means losing the "metadata" that was painstakingly
entered by the consumer. Join a panel of industry leaders for a roundtable
discussion about what companies and organizations are doing about imaging interoperability.
They'll respond to key questions, such as:
- Do consumers care or need better interoperability?
- How will interoperability affect consumers' behavior while
using digital images?
- Will cell phone imaging drive the need for easier and better
exchange of images & metadata?
Lee, Vice President of Business Development, Reverbix
Global Working Group: Optical Disk Archive
This meeting is to explore formation of a new OSTA Committee
to address Optical Disk Archive Test Standards.
- Chris Smith, General Manager, Data Media Business
Development Center, Sony Corporation
Beyond DVD - What's In Store for the Future
of Archival Optical Media
This session features presentations on the next
generation of optical technologies for archival and digital
preservation, including Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, FVD, and holographic
An important session for archivists, government agencies
to become aware of future optical technologies and their
impact on future collection management. This session also provides
opportunity for end-users to speak directly with the industry
on their future storage needs and current challenges. Issues
- What are the differences in these technologies and
the applications they address?
- Have there been any successful early adopters with these
technologies for archival purposes?
- Where does industry see the role of standards and interoperability
for these technologies?
- Dr. Victor McCrary, Business Executive for
Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
- "FVD- A New
President, Taiwan Information Storage Association (Presentation)
Wilson, Chief Scientist, InPhase Technologies
Jasionowski, Technology Liaison & Alliance
Group (TLAG), Panasonic (Presentation)
- Maciek Brzeski, VP Marketing, Toshiba