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December 2009 Section Meeting
Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a storage
analyst and consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in
"Consumer Digital Storage—Personal, the data storage industry with multiple engineering and
Shared, Hierarchical, and Virtual" management positions at high profile companies. Dr. Coughlin
has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is
Plan to join us for our December section meeting to be held at also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:
Penn State Harrisburg. You will have an opportunity to meet The Essential Guide, which was published by Newnes Press in
with attending professionals, enjoy a nice meal, and listen to March 2008. Coughlin Associates provides market and
this month’s talk, presented by Thomas M. Coughlin. technology analysis (including reports on several digital
storage technologies and applications and a newsletter), as well
as Data Storage Technical Consulting services. Tom is active
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 with SMPTE, IDEMA, the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE
Time: Dinner: 6:30 PM Society, and other professional organizations. Tom is the
Presentation: 7:30 PM founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions
Program: Consumer Digital Storage — Personal, Conference (www.storagevisions.com) and a partner to the
Shared, Hierarchical, and Virtual annual Consumer Electronics Show as well as the Creative
Presenters: Dr. Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Storage Conference. Tom is also the chair of the annual Flash
Coughlin Associates Memory Summit.
Place: Special Events Room, First Floor, Olmsted
Bldg., Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Tom received a B.S. in Physics and an M.S.E.E. from the
Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and a PhD in
Dinner Cost: $18; half price for life members & students Electrical Engineering from Shinshu University in Nagano,
Contact: To register and for additional information, Japan.
contact Aldo Morales, email:
email@example.com, phone: 717-948-6379
RSVP (preferably by Email) by Friday Directions
12/04/09 so we can get the catering count The entrance to Penn State Harrisburg is located on PA 230,
right for our hosts. west of Middletown. Proceed to the large parking lot behind
the Olmsted Building. Arrangements will be made to avoid
This presentation discusses the drivers for consumer digital parking tickets. The Special Events Room is located at the
storage, the different mobile and static usage models for digital first floor of the east side of the Olmsted building and is right
storage in consumer devices, and the resulting consumer next to the cafeteria. Further information will be provided
storage hierarchy. Important characteristics of consumer when your reservation is confirmed; upon request.
storage devices are shown and guidelines are given for how
digital storage should be designed in consumer devices. From PA Turnpike (I-76): Get off at exit 247 (Harrisburg
Demand for higher resolution content and for capturing ever East). Follow PA 283 East toward the Harrisburg International
greater details of the life of family members will drive Airport. Follow signs for the airport and the college. Before
increases in commercial as well as personal content storage entering the airport complex, take the exit for PA 230. Turn
demand. Sharing of content within a home or over the Internet left at the junction of 230. Proceed on 230 East for
creates much greater demand for storage since a shared file can approximately 1 mile. The college entrance is on the left.
be multiplied many times through network sharing.
Implementation of a virtualized integrated storage utility into From Lancaster and Points East: Take Route 283 West
most homes, with appropriate ease of use, and suitable for toward Harrisburg. Follow signs for the airport and the college.
consumers will benefit customers by providing greater access Before entering the airport complex, take the exit for PA 230.
to data in addition to enhanced content protection using local Turn left at the junction of 230. Proceed on 230 East for
as well as remote storage. approximately 1 mile. The college entrance is on the left.
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