Monsoon Multimedia Announces HD and Windows Vista Support for HAVA Platform


Wireless Video Streaming, Time- and Place-Shifting Platform Allows Customers to Enjoy Their Home TV Wherever They Go

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 16 -- Monsoon Multimedia, an innovative digital video solutions provider, today announced HD support and Windows Vista compatibility for the award-winning HAVA platform. The Monsoon HAVA platform features next generation wireless video streaming, place- and time-shifting capabilities, full personal video recorder (PVR) functionality and seamless integration with Microsoft Media Center Edition PCs. The HAVA platform is available immediately for OEM partnerships.

HAVA enables high-quality streaming and recording of video content from any video source, including live TV, DVD players and TiVo, to multiple PCs in a home or business -- totally wirelessly. Users can simultaneously connect to the HAVA from any Internet connection and begin enjoying their home TV with channel changing capabilities while on the go.

HAVA also enables the PC to operate as a PVR with pause, fast forward and rewind functions and allows TV content on the PC to be stored and burnt onto DVDs. Windows XP Media Center Edition PC users can utilize HAVA as a TV tuner and add full multimedia capabilities to their PCs without having the PC tethered to the video source.

"HAVA's architecture allows for optimal usage of wireless network bandwidth, resulting in higher bit rates, consequently resulting in better video quality and streaming," said Vadim Dagman, CTO at Monsoon. "With double the video resolution of competing solutions, PVR functionality and no hidden setup costs, the HAVA is the most powerful and feature-rich video time- and place-shifting solution for OEMs."

Monsoon HAVA Platform Features:
o HD Capable Component Input
o Supports Windows Vista
o Windows XP Media Center Edition integration -- appears as in installed
TV-tuner card
o Connects to any TV source such as Cable, Satellite, DVD, TiVo or a
Camcorder
o Enables TiVo-like functionality on the PC. Users can record, store,
pause, rewind and fast forward stored video
o Streams video wirelessly -- no additional equipment or routers needed
o All inputs include a pass through connector, eliminating the use of
splitters when connecting HAVA to home video equipment.
o Streams video at an average of 8Mbps directly to PCs in home network in
MPEG-2 D1, full screen at 720 x 480 pixels
o Streams MPEG-2 format over the home network, MPEG-4 format over the
Internet
o VBooster video streaming software technology developed by Monsoon
enables DVD-quality wireless video streaming and state-of-the-art
Quality of Service
o Schedule* and record programs for later viewing
o Allows burning of stored material to DVD
o Schedule is only available using MCE

Pricing and Availability

Monsoon licenses HAVA's reference designs and software to large OEMs. HAVA is also available directly through Monsoon's e-tailing division at snappymultimedia.com for $249.00.

About Monsoon Multimedia

Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards based multimedia products and technologies for the PC and Consumer Electronics industries. Monsoon licenses highly optimized multimedia solutions comprising applications, drivers, frameworks, middleware and reference designs. Our customers and partners are semiconductor companies, PC manufacturers, software suppliers and consumer electronics companies. Founded by the founders of Dazzle and Emuzed, the company is headquartered in Noida, India with offices in California and Russia. For more information, please visit www.monsoonmultimedia.com .

Media Contact:
Anders Steele
FortyThree, Inc.
831.706.2722
anders@fortythreepr.com

Source: Monsoon Multimedia

Web site: http://snappymultimedia.com/
Web site: www.monsoonmultimedia.com/

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