Monsoon Battles Slingbox With HAVA Gold and Platinum
The digital video company Monsoon Multimedia this week announced the release of two new products that allow video-streaming and control of the customer’s TV, via a PC or mobile phone. The HAVA Gold and HAVA Platinum HD are both available now via Monsoon’s Web site.
Billed by the company as boasting “all the functionality of a Slingbox, but with many more features,” the HAVA products feature the ability to transmit video to more than one device simultaneously, as well as a lower price point.
The products connect through both cable and satellite, as well as DVDs and DVRs. The Platinum HD version also boasts “TiVo-like functionality” on its PC software, allowing the user to pause, rewind, and record footage, while also allowing burning of material onto a DVD.