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PLACE-SHIFT: Monsoon Multimedia announces HAVA support for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 16.05.07 - 20:24:05 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 14499x
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Monsoon Multimedia, a digital video solutions provider, today announced support for Windows Mobile for their HAVA-line of video streaming and place- and time-shifting devices giving consumers more options when choosing how, when and where they view their home video and TV content. On the go users are now able to view and control their home TV from their Windows Mobile phone or handheld computer.
The Monsoon HAVA can stream video from any video source including live TV, DVD players and TiVo, to any broadband connected, Ethernet or Wi-Fi enabled PC, Notebook or Windows Mobile-based device.

Monsoon HAVA technology features unique mirroring and multicasting capabilities allowing multiple users to view TV and video content both remotely and locally simultaneously on PCs or Windows Mobile-based devices.

"Microsoft is pleased that Monsoon Multimedia is participating in WinHEC this year," said Dave Wascha, director of Windows Client Product Management at Microsoft Corp. "Adding support for Windows Mobile powered devices to HAVA will help customers have access to their favorite multimedia content no matter where they are. Advancements like this help pave the way for innovation on the Windows platform and in the industry."

HAVA for Windows Mobile:

  • Remote access to HAVA device
  • Enables full remote control and channel changing capabilities of any TV source such as Cable, Satellite, DVD or TiVo.
  • Supports Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone
  • Streams MPEG-4 video to Windows Mobile-based devices with screen resolutions of 640x480, 320x240 and 240x240 pixels in landscape or portrait mode
  • Connections supported include Wi-Fi, EVDO, UMTS (3G), USB Tethering and Bluetooth connections

"Our technology give customer's more options and flexibility to access their home video and TV anytime they choose and from anywhere they happen to be," said Vadim Dagman, CTO at Monsoon. "Our support for Windows Mobile powered devices is a great addition for our customers who can now view local news, a home DVD or catch the latest game all on a single portable device."

The Monsoon HAVA Wireless HD enables the PC to operate as a PVR with pause, fast forward, rewind and record functions and allows TV content on the PC to be stored and burnt onto DVDs. PC users running Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows Vista can utilize the HAVA Wireless HD as a TV tuner to add full multimedia capabilities to their PCs.

Monsoon licenses HAVA's reference designs and software to large OEMs. The HAVA product line is also available directly through Monsoon's e-tailing division at

Cheers ~ Arne

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