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Monsoon Vulkano Flow

While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.

By March 31, 2011

3 stars Editors' rating March 31, 2011

MSRP: $100.00


Monsoon Multimedia Hava Wireless HD

It's a little rough around the edges, but the Hava Wireless HD's combination of built-in wireless and Windows Media Center integration makes it one of the more promising Slingbox competitors.

By November 8, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 8, 2006

Pricing not available


Sling Media sues Belkin, Monsoon for patent infringement

The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices.

By January 7, 2013


Sling, Belkin settle patent dispute over place-shifting tech

Sling in January accused Belkin and another rival, Monsoon, of infringing on patents used in its Slingbox device that lets users watch and control their home TV from anywhere.

By May 24, 2013


BusyBox settles Monsoon GPL lawsuit

Maker of Linux-based digital TV devices agrees to abide by GPL requirements for publishing source code--and is paying the BusyBox programmers.

By October 31, 2007


Monsoon Multimedia tries to avert GPL legal showdown

Internet video device maker, which uses Linux, says it will make its source code available to comply with GPL.

By September 24, 2007


Free software defenders file suit against Monsoon Media over Linux

In the first case in the U.S. over alleged General Public License violations, the Software Freedom Law Center sues over copyright infringement.

By September 20, 2007


Monsoon Multimedia's HAVA tries to one-up Slingbox

Monsoon Multimedia's HAVA tries to one-up Slingbox

By January 6, 2006


Hands-on with the Hava Gold HD

Monsoon Multimedia shows off its entry-level Slingbox competitor, the Hava Gold HD.

By January 10, 2007


Water shortage threatens Taiwan chipmakers

Taiwanese high-tech manufacturers are bringing water into drought-stricken areas by truck and making plans for water rationing to ensure that the island can continue to make and export semiconductors and flat-panel monitors. Water is a crucial element for many electronics manufacturers, and Hsinchu Industrial Park, home to plants owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., United Microelectronics Corp. and other major electronics companies, has received very little rainfall this year. UMC, the world's second-biggest semiconductor foundry, said it needs to bring in 600 truckloads, or 18,000 gallons, of water a day. If the drought doesn't break by April 10, Hsinchu managers will start rationing. Although a small rainstorm could bring slight relief, the monsoon season, which could bring heavy rains, won't begin until late April or May. Staff writer Joseph Chen reported from Taiwan.

By March 13, 2002