I previously reviewed the Vulkano Deluxe Pro from Monsoon which can be read here. I was pretty impressed with the ability to sit on my deck and watch live television on my iPhone or iPad and even set shows to record. The folks at Monsoon have not stopped there. The company has just introduced the ability to record TV programming to iPhones, iPads and various Android devices for users of the Vulkano Flow. This is yet another step to give users full flexibility in their media from Monsoon. Read the press release below.
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 640×480 or 352×240 resolutions
• Android recording in D1 or 640×480 or 352×240 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 . 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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