Millenniata today announced it received the Visionary Product Consumer Storage device award during the Storage Visions 2012 conference at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for its M-DISC permanent storage technology that etches data onto a stone like material.

M-DISC is on display today in booth #8 at Storage Visions and in the LG booth #8204 in Central Hall during CES Jan. 10-13.

“We are pleased to be recognized with this award,” said Scott Shumway, Millenniata CEO. “It recognizes the need of permanent storage across many different industries and applications, and is a true testament of the devotion and innovation displayed by our developers, employees, partners and investors.”

Millenniata received the award Sunday during the 11th Annual Storage Visions Conference. The conference features sessions on media and entertainment technology, consumer electronics, computer applications and all aspects of digital storage.

In August 2011, Millenniata launched the new optical disc technology ushering in a new era of information storage with its M-DISC and M-READY disc storage—technology that permanently etches data onto the write layer of the disc for use anytime and for generations to come without data lost.

Millenniata also entered into a manufacturing and marketing partnership with Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. to manufacture M-DISC compatible DVD drives under the LG brand.

The M-DISC will not degrade over time and is usable on a daily basis. M-DISC is a perfect storage solution for music, photos, videos, genealogical records, business records, data loss prevention, permanent file backup, medical imaging, government usage, and for archival purposes.

M-DISC optical discs are currently available through all of Millenniata’s retail, reseller and distributor partners and through the Millenniata website. LG-branded M-DISC compatible DVD drives are available immediately from Drive availability will steadily increase throughout 2012.

The M-DISC is the first backward compatible non-dye based DVD optical technology constructed of inorganic materials that are known to last centuries. M-DISC compatible drives are a high quality optical drive specifically designed to laser-etch digital information onto the M-DISC. This combination allows information to be written once and read over time and offers the best permanent data storage solution in the industry.