Monster and Hitachi Release New Gear At Digital Downtown
Several leading CE vendors used this week’s Digital Downtown consumer electronics showcase and conference, held at the World Financial Center until Saturday to unveil new products.
Monster Cable’s Noel Lee, the company’s Head Monster, announced his company was going wireless - or at least branching out into the category. Coming in the fourth quarter is the Monster Wireless Digital Express HD system, a solution based on HD ultra wideband (UWB) technology and designed in partnership with chip maker Sigma Designs, a company that produces chips for many Blu-ray player models. The system will output 1080p video and other content over a home’s existing coaxial cables to an unlimited number of TVs, Lee said. The system’s Intelligent Array Radio technology, which uses three antennas, does not require line-of-sight operation. It will be packaged with an integrated IR remote control.
Monster also unveiled the Outlets to Go 3/USB, featuring a USB quick-charge port.