For Release 9 a.m. EST
August 11, 2004
Future Image Announces
the Mobile Imaging Report Service
Research Service Covers Rapidly Emerging Industry
Mateo, CA USA — August 11, 2004 — Today Future Image, Inc. announced the
launch of the Mobile Imaging Report service (MIR), a set of resources that
covers the exploding camera-phone industry with in-depth news, market research
and personal consultation. This is an update to its continuous information
service previously known as the Future Image WIRE.
MIR is the
latest research service from Future Image, Inc., the world's leader in market
research, conferences and consultation regarding digital imaging.
for executives and product managers in the wireless communications, digital
imaging and associated industries, the MIR service provides a weekly collection
of news stories and analysis, a database of over 3,500 archived articles, six
in-depth reports each year on key issues in the industry, and private
consultation with MIR's editor and lead analyst, Tony Henning.
has 35 years of experience in visual communication — 20 years as a successful
commercial photographer, 10 years as a developer of visual asset management
software, and five years as an analyst and consultant with Future Image. His
2001 report “Wireless Imaging – Overcoming the Challenges” identified and
defined the new industry – long before it became a global phenomenon. His 2002
report “The Camera-phone Phenomenon” was first to point out that camera-phones
were about to become the most widely-used image capture devices in history.
mobile imaging executives are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with
developments in this rapidly-changing field," said Mr. Henning. "Our sources are
varied and often unique, including translated newswires, articles, and market
research from sources in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Scandinavia, and
conversations with our network of colleagues – analysts, investors, and
executives at the key companies in the field"
covers companies and products at the forefront of the industry, as well as
announcements and research activities that point to significant developments and
trends, even though they might be "below the radar" of most executives.
Companies covered include well-known leaders like Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony
Ericsson, Intel, Micron, OmniVision, LightSurf, OpenWave, HP, IBM, Philips,
Symbian, Microsoft, PalmSource, Sprint, DoCoMo, and Vodafone as well as
up-and-coming firms like DO Labs, Scalado, Bellamax, SMI, Sozotek, Varioptic,
and 1 Limited.
Subscription prices range from $3,500 to $12,500 per year. Details are available
at the web site
http://www.mobileimagingreport.com or by contacting Joe Byrd via
Mobile Imaging Summit
Future Image also produces
limited-attendance executive conferences for decision makers designed to bring
key mobile imaging industry leaders together to discuss topics relevant to the
advancement of the industry in a setting that is conducive to non-interrupted
networking. The content, venue, and amenities are carefully designed to maximize
opportunities for participants to identify areas of mutual business advantage,
and to make the high-level connections necessary for market leadership and
competitive advantage. Sessions are conducted in an interactive format that
promotes exchanges among participants both onstage and off. The 2004 session of
the Mobile Imaging Summit feature venue in Monterey CA (October 28/29, focus on
North America). For more information please see
About Future Image
Future Image Inc. is the leading
independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and
business, with primary emphasis on Mobile Imaging. The company publishes two
continuous information services, the Future Image Executive Information Service,
and the Future Image Mobile Imaging Report, as well as research studies on the
impact of emerging imaging-focused technologies or business trends in three
categories: Infrastructure, Appliances, and Services. Recently study topics
include: Camera-Phones, Digital Cameras, Kiosks and Print Services, Still &
Video Camera Convergence, Electronic Personal Photo, CPXe, and Photoblogs.
Future Image is the official information and research partner of the
International Imaging Association (I3A), and the Managing Partner of the Visual
Communication initiative (www.visualcommunication.info),
supported by Eastman Kodak, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LightSurf, Microsoft,
Nikon and Sprint PCS. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Mateo
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