Palm Desert, CA & Ottawa, Canada – February 28, 2011 – JetStreamHD, the world's first consumer electronics product to stream all of your digital media stored anywhere on a home computer network to the iPad, was announced today at the renowned DEMO Spring 2011 conference in Palm Desert, CA. JetStreamHD enables iPad users to instantly access and stream any video, song, or photo from their home network while traveling for business, visiting friends and family, or simply relaxing anywhere – without upfront planning, conversion headaches, download time, sync hassles, or iPad memory limits.
Consumers own an enormous and expanding volume of digital media and are increasingly using mobile devices to enjoy it. Consequently, the market potential for mobile media streaming devices is exploding: according to IDC, the global smartphone market recently surpassed the PC market, with over 100 million units sold in Q4 of 2010 alone. Research firm iSuppli forecasts cumulative sales of iPad and other mobile media tablets to exceed 600 million units by 2015, while a recent InStat survey reports that 50% of US home network users are interested in products that enable video streaming.
"As the number of smart mobile devices in consumers' hands grows faster than any other product category in history, the ability to easily access all your digital media from anywhere, anytime, on any device is becoming increasingly imperative," said Grant Hall, JetStreamHD company CEO. "Today, the only solutions that exist require hours of difficult setup and format conversion for each mobile device, require a powerful home computer to act as the streaming server, and deliver a grainy, stuttering viewing experience. JetStreamHD is the first product to solve this problem."
Now, using JetStreamHD, a person at a coffee shop, on the train, a business trip, or at a friend's place, can use their iPad to easily find and instantly play videos, listen to music, or show-off some photos from their home-based media collection – at the highest possible resolution without stuttering. "In the explosive area of mobile entertainment, JetStreamHD has taken it to a whole new level. It breaks through previous barriers by giving mobile device users an easy, affordable way to enjoy their entire movie, music and photo collections from anywhere," said Matt Marshall, executive producer of DEMO. "For the first time, JetStreamHD enables you to put every piece of media you own, no matter how large your collection, in the palm of your hand so you will never miss an opportunity to enjoy and share your favorite content and memories."
JetStreamHD for the iPad, to be priced at $199 USD, is available starting today for pre-order in Canada and the United States at the time-limited special price of $119 USD from the JetStreamHD website (www.jetstreamhd.com). Additional mobile formats will be supported and announced later this year.
JetStreamHD is the world's first Mobile Media Streamer on the market. JetStreamHD allows remote iPad users with a Wi-Fi or 3G connection to instantly access and view all of the digital content that is stored on their home network regardless of size, including movies, TV shows, songs, photos and more. The result is the most vivid HD viewing experience possible in any situation, without stuttering or freezing on a mobile device. JetStreamHD aims to be the media streamer for the mobile world, starting with iPad with other mobile device support to follow this year. For more information, visit www.JetStreamHD.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JetStreamHD and on Twitter @JetStreamHD.
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