These days, digital content is everywhere. You can purchase movies, TV shows and music from a multitude of places but when it comes to getting the content you already own or pay for on your device -- that's where things get a little tricky. Monsoon Multimedia is looking to make all that easier with their Vulkano Flow system. As described in their press release:
The system itself is comprised of two components. The base station, back at your house and the application available for Android in order to control things from afar. When combined, you then have access to full DVR capabilities on any one of your devices on the go. The Vulkano Flow will set you back $99 and the app needed to connect is available now in the Android Market for $12.99. You can jump on past the break for the full details.
Monsoon Announces Direct Recording of TV Content on iPad, iPhone and Android Phones and Tablets
$99 Vulkano Flow First to Allow Direct Recording of Your TV Programming to Smartphones and Tablets
SAN MATEO, CA – June 21, 2011 – Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced the addition of Direct to Mobile Recording for its Vulkano line of products. Included with Direct Recording is full DVR, Pause, Rewind and Fast Forward features. The Vulkano line of devices now offers these features via Wi-Fi for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Content is encrypted to avoid any possibility of infringement.
The Vulkano Flow gives consumers the freedom to watch their TV anywhere in the world using smartphones, tablets and computers. Vulkano users can now instantly begin recording their favorite television programming so they never miss historic news or memorable sporting moments.
“The Vulkano line of devices has been created to offer consumers the ultimate flexibility in entertainment and we are proud to be the first to offer direct recording and DVR for mobile devices,” said Colin Stiles, EVP Sales and Marketing at Monsoon. “Consumers are making smartphones and tablets an essential part of their every day lives and are expecting to view and browse the TV content that they pay for at their leisure, no matter where they are in the world.”
Summary of Direct to Mobile Recording and DVR features on Vulkano Devices:
• Direct to mobile recording supports iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets
• Full DVR capabilities including Pause, Rewind and Fast Forward
• iPhone/iPad recording in mp4 formats containing H264+AAC
• Android recording in mp4 formats containing H264+AAC
• iPhone/iPad recording in D1 or 640x480 or 352x240 resolutions
• Android recording in D1 or 640x480 or 352x240 resolutions
• Insufficient memory alert
Pricing and Availability
The Vulkano Flow ($99.99) is now available at Fry’s Electronics, Amazon, MicroCenter, other leading retailers and etailers as well as at www.myvulkano.com. Android, tablet and additional smartphone applications can be purchased for $12.99 each in their respective app stores.
About Monsoon Multimedia
Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products and convergence technologies for the PC, Mac, iPad 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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