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New capabilities for placeshifters Vulkano & Sling

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, July 7, 2011

New capabilities for placeshifters.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.  Add on placeshifting gadgets like the Vulkano Flow from Monsoon Multimedia and the Sling Box from Dish Networks are getting some new capabilities.   The Vulkano Flow is letting users of its mobile apps…on iPhones, iPads and Android devices…. directly record TV programs or movies as long as they’re on a WiFi network.   And Sling Box owners will soon be able to use other TV connected devices to control and watch their cable or satellite boxes.   Product manager Nino Marino…

“We’re going to have a client that will run on a Google TV device or on a Boxee Box.  So now you can watch a Sling Box not only on mobile and laptops, but also on another TV in your house or even in a second home for example.”

The idea, says Marino, is you shouldn’t have to pay for content from cable or satellite more than once.   You can find us, with a full archive or reports, interviews and special offers at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics