Jan 062011
 

Monsoon Multimedia announced two new products at CES 2011, expanding its lineup with a place-shifter specifically for smartphones and an all-in-one place-shifter/DVR.

The Vulkano Flow is a “smartphone accessory” that connects to any cable or satellite box and streams the content to smartphones.

The Flow works much like Vulkano, streaming video from any connected box to an Internet-connected device, using an IR blaster and an internal program guide to navigate channels. The $99 box is a simple and inexpensive way to watch television remotely, but smartpad and tablet owners will have to pay an additional $9.99 for the app (Windows and Mac players are free).

The Vulkano Blast takes the Flow’s features and expands upon them with DVR functionality and 160GB of internal storage. Not only can it place-shift television, but it can digitally record it to the onboard storage or any attached drive. It also can access YouTube, letting users watch the service on their home theater and watch it remotely using Vulkano’s software. Vulkano plans to add support for Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and Yahoo Widgets in the future.

The Vulkano Flow and Blast will ship in January, with respective retail prices of $99 and $199. The player software is free for Windows and Mac, but if you want to watch television on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll have to pay extra. Respective apps for iOS, Android, and Blackberry will cost an additional $9.99

More details to follow….

  6 Responses to “Monsoon Multimedia Announces the Vulkano Blast and Vulkano Flow | CES 2011”

  1. Vulkano plans to add support for Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and Yahoo Widgets in the future.

    Does this mean the Vulkano Deluxe? Or Vulkano Blast? Would be nice to get these working on the Vulkano Deluxe…

  2. What happens to the Vulkano Platinum, Deluxe, and Deluxe Pro? Do these new units replace the current lineup, or are these additional? Are the apps still free for those devices? I’m very confused, and slightly worried that this news might signal that a device that only about 6 mo. old (and I purchased a little over 2 mo ago) might possibly be going the way of the HAVA with regards to support.

    Are apps still going to be free for the Vulkano?

    Please clarify/explain the features and positioning of these new devices with respects to your current lineup. You say these will begin shipping in Jan. Someone better start geting information out soon.

  3. What happens to the Vulkano Platinum, Deluxe, and Deluxe Pro? Do these new units replace the current lineup, or are these additional? Are the apps still free for those devices? I’m very confused, and slightly worried that this news might signal that a device that only about 6 mo. old (and I purchased a little over 2 mo ago) might possibly be going the way of the HAVA with regards to support.

    Are apps still going to be free for the Vulkano?

    Please clarify/explain the features and positioning of these new devices with respects to your current lineup. You say these will begin shipping in Jan. Someone better start geting information out soon.

  4. I’d like to see the existing product working with what was promised, If they are replacing the Vulkano with another product after 6 months, I can’t help but feel like a Guinea Pig.

    If they are going to charge $9.99 for the mobile apps lets hope they are better quality than the existing apps which along with the PC & Mac applications, the picture quality may be great but the apps functionality is poor IMO.

    As I mostly use my Vulkano at home I may be going back to Sling as the Slingbox Pro HD is now available in the UK, they may charge more for their mobile apps but they work way better.

    Still waiting for a non US program guide or some way of adding my own favorites after nearly 6 months, even after suggesting how Monsoon could fix it.

    Perhaps I should just give up ……

  5. I’d like to see the existing product working with what was promised, If they are replacing the Vulkano with another product after 6 months, I can’t help but feel like a Guinea Pig.

    If they are going to charge $9.99 for the mobile apps lets hope they are better quality than the existing apps which along with the PC & Mac applications, the functionality is poor IMO however the picture quality is great.

    As I mostly use my Vulkano at home I may be going back to Sling as the Slingbox Pro HD is now available in the UK, they may charge more for their mobile apps but they work way better.

    Still waiting for a non US program guide or some way of adding my own favorites after nearly 6 months, even after suggesting how Monsoon could fix it.

    Perhaps I should just give up ……

  6. LOL

    http://vulkanocommunity.com/forum/general-vulkano-discussions/mon…..bhat-jain/

    >>Is there a charge for the apps; the mobile apps?

    No, there absolutely free. We’ve made the decision that consumers just don’t like to paying for these applications. Uhhh… as you know, certain other companies such as Sling, they charge something like 29.99 for an iPhone application but we felt this was not uhh.. doing the customer a service and so we have made these completely free.