SHIFT PLACES WITHOUT MISSING A SHOW
Retailers looking for some product differentiators might want to start exploring placeshifter technology and solutions that tie into it.
As a primer, placeshifter technology shatters the multimedia barrier, enabling a source TV to stream signals to a home computer, cell phone and even a remote computer on the other side of the world. A simple setup involves placeshifter hardware and software, and a broadband or Wi-Fi connection.
Monsoon’s HAVA Platinum HD and Sling Media’s Slingbox Pro are two products that bridge the multimedia gap. These hardware devices basically take an existing home TV source, digitize it and then stream it live onto a local home network to virtually any home computer or mobile device. From there the possibilities are endless and can open the path for additional product and service sales.