Perhaps no market segment is shrouded in more questions than the wireless/mobile imaging market is today. Where is the technology headed? Will consumers take to the technology? Is the retail world ready when and if they do? What impact will the camera phone market ultimately have on the lower end digital camera market?
These questions and several more will be raised and analyzed on Day 3 (September 28th) at this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Germany as show organizers have put together two half-day conference sessions dubbed World of Mobile Imaging. In cooperation with Photo Imaging News, a worldwide biweekly market data and research publication, the Information Management Institute Inc. (IMI) and Prophoto GmbH, Koelnmesse, this year’s show is offering visitors these two international conferences that promise to review the various developments in wireless digital camera, digital camcorder and camera phone technology – on the capture, distribution and output sides of the equation. Both sessions will take place at the Offenbachsal, Congress Center East, adjacent to Photokina. The morning seminar, “Picture-Taking with Mobile Imaging Devices,” will examine the North American and European markets for compact digital cameras and mobile phones with camera functions, exploring current and future patterns of use. The afternoon seminar, “Picture-Making from Mobile Imaging Devices,” will focus on current and future options for processing and using images captured via a mobile imaging device.
This day-long event should provide a perfect opportunity for the imaging community to meet with people implementing these technologies throughout the world and exchange new ideas and suggestions.