SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Perception Digital Limited of Hong Kong to distribute its Vulkano line of devices in Asia and Europe. The new agreement provides consumers in these countries with the opportunity to enjoy all the Vulkano features including integrated DVR, web video, place shifting, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) streaming and Mobile Video Recording providing a truly universal video platform for present and future video streaming applications.
Vulkano enables users to watch and control any home TV channel from anywhere in the world simply by installing a Vulkano and downloading the free PC or Mac clients or mobile apps. They can also schedule a recording through an included EPG (electronic program guide) and transfer and watch the recordings at any time on their device.
"Consumers today want to access their entertainment and other content anytime and anywhere and we are committed to providing that experience worldwide," said Colin Stiles, EVP of sales and marketing at Monsoon. "For customers in these countries, no other affordable solution exists that allows these consumers - for a one time purchase - to watch their TV on their iPad, iPhones, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac or TV wherever they are."
Smartphones are the fastest growing consumer products in Japan and Asia. The worldwide mobile phone market grew over fourteen percent in the third quarter of 2010, which is the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, driven in part by the fast-growing converged mobile device category. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 340 million units in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 297 million units in the same quarter last year.
"Perception Digital is impressed with Monsoon's unique and superior technology. It offers our customers TV anywhere on eight different devices," said Ming Tao, executive director at Perception Digital. "The Vulkano line of devices will bring TV to a larger base of consumers in Asia and Europe. We believe that this partnership with Monsoon will firmly establish the Vulkano line of products as a leading brand for Perception Digital."
Pricing and Availability
Both Vulkano Deluxe and Vulkano Deluxe Pro are available immediately at www.myvulkano.com. Vulkano Deluxe comes with 16GB of SD storage costing $279 and Vulkano Deluxe Pro comes with 1 Terabyte e-SATA hard disk and costs $379. Select retailers such as www.amazon.com, www.buy.com and www.newegg.com are shipping Vulkano which comes with 8GB SD storage and costs $259 and the Vulkano Pro at $349 which includes a 500GB e-SATA hard disk.
About Perception Digital
Perception Digital Limited is a leading consumer electronics solution provider in Hong Kong. Founded and established by three professors from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999, Perception Digital has successfully become a Hong Kong listed company in 2009. The Company now has more than 250 engineering, technology and design professionals in China and the U.S., and has consistently delivered innovative, leading-edge solutions for consumer electronics applications around the world. For more information please visit http://www.perceptiondigital.com.
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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