Sep 092011
 

(Press Release)

Canadian Television Lovers Can Now Enjoy Watching Their TV Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Mobile Device for only $99

SAN MATEO, CA – September 9, 2011 – Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced the general availability of the Vulkano Flow mobile accessory for TV anywhere in Canada. When connected to any cable or satellite set-top box, the Vulkano Flow streams any TV channel a consumer receives to mobile devices, tablets and computers inside or outside of the home.

The Vulkano Flow has a simplified installation process and allows TV content viewing of any channel on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, iPads, Macs, PCs and soon on Windows 7 devices. The Vulkano Flow is now available as a mobile accessory for $99 at The Brick, Amazon and other leading retailers or through www.myvulkano.com.

“According to analysts, 7.1 billion devices will be accessing the mobile network the by 2015 and over 50 percent of consumers note that enjoying video is one of their favorite mobile activities,” said Colin Stiles, EVP of sales and marketing at Monsoon. “We are ecstatic to bring our Vulkano Flow to Canadian consumers, providing them with an affordable TV streaming accessory for their smartphones and tablets to watch any of their home television programming during their commute, while they are out of town or wherever they are regardless of their TV service provider.”

After moving through the intuitive set-up process, Vulkano Flow owners can download Vulkano apps onto their devices from www.myvulkano.com or the respective device app stores. Users can then select channels from the integrated electronic programming guide (EPG) to watch and control their TV service through a wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G connection from anywhere in the world. Additionally, users streaming TV to their mobile devices, can initiate an on-the-fly record request, which enables the TV stream to be directly recorded onto the mobile device for viewing at a more convenient time. Software players for PCs/Macs, iPhone and iPad devices also come with Pause/Live functions to provide users with the option to fast-forward and rewind the content they are viewing.

Summary of Vulkano Flow Features:
•    Place shift television programming and view on smartphones, Android tablets, iPads, PCs and Macs
•    Pause, fast-forward or rewind live TV
•    Browse EPG for shows and episode descriptions
•    Record live TV streams directly onto mobile devices
•    Watch and control your live TV on the go via Wi-Fi or 3G
•    Connect to all major TV sources – cable, DVD, satellite, DVR, TiVo
•    Stream video at H.264 standards at rates as low as 150kbps
•    Connects wirelessly through Vulkano’s on board .11n WiFi to home router
•    TV content is passed from the set-top box’s analog output (component, composite) to Vulkano; using resolutions up to 1080i

Pricing and Availability
The Vulkano Flow is now available at www.myvulkano.com or from The Brick, Amazon, and other leading retailers and etailers for $99. The Flow comes with PC and Mac player, while iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, tablet and additional smartphone applications can be purchased for $12.99 each in the respective app stores.

About Monsoon Multimedia
Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products and convergence technologies for the PC, Mac, iPad, tablets and major smartphones. Founded by the founders of Dazzle and Emuzed, the company has offices in California, India, Russia and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.monsoonmultimedia.com.

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Vulkano Flow Fast Facts ($99):
– TV Anywhere-Placeshifter
– Unique clients for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android – ALL with Electronic Player Guides
– Direct to Mobile Recording
– Record on PC/Mac for playback later
– Wireless set up
– Differentiators with Sling: Considerably lower price for device & mobile clients, Streams up to 2.5mbps, Records on PC or Mac, integrated Electronic Player Guides, Wireless set up
– Differentiators with Service Providers: Available today, works with any service provider, works internationally, streams all channels