MONSTER LEADS THE WAY IN SUPERIOR HDMI PERFORMANCE WITH ITS ISF IMAGING SCIENCE FOUNDATION LINE OF “SMART” HDMI CABLES
New Category in Advanced HDMI Connectivity; ISF 750, 1250 and 2000 Cables Feature Ultrafast Speeds, Plus Monster’s Exclusive HDMI Performance Indicators to Ensure Proper Calibration and Premium Picture Quality
New York, NY, June 27, 2012 — Monster®, a world leader in advanced audio/video accessories, is continuing to lead the way into the future of higher definition video and sound with the availability of its Imaging Science Foundation (“ISF”) certified line of ultimate-quality, high speed “Smart” HDMI cables. Designed to meet the ISF’s rigorous standards, Monster’s ISF certified connectivity solutions, including the ultrafast 21Gbps cables, are the only HDMI cables certified by ISF for high resolution displays. The Monster “Smart” HDMI cables are meticulously engineered to provide consumers and custom integrators with the assurance of maximum picture and audio quality when used with any of today’s advanced high definition home entertainment components, including those offering HD 3D and now 2K x 4K capability.
Monster’s new cables are available in three speeds, including the ISF 2000 (21 Gbps), in lengths from 5- to 75-feet, (SRP: $150 to $350); the ISF 1250 (17.8 Gbps) in lengths of 5- to 75-feet (SRP:$100 to $225); and the ISF 750 (14.3 Gbps), in lengths ranging from 5- to 16-feet (SRP:$60 to $200).
World’s First “Smart” HDMI Cables Maximize HDTV Performance
New technologies such as 4K capability in displays and Blu-ray players put new demands on cables. One of the key and breakthrough benefits of Monster’s new ISF cables is that they finally solve one of the most pressing issues in today’s HDMI universe, namely, making sure that the HDTV content from sources such as Blu-ray players and satellite receivers is actually being sent over the HDMI cable properly to your HDTV. Thanks to the new Monster “Smart” ISF cables, as soon as you connect your devices you can see immediately whether or not the signal is being conveyed in standard definition, high definition or in the newest 4K resolution – eliminating guesswork when connecting set top boxes and other hard-to-use sources quick and hassle-free. This breakthrough capability is ideal for consumers and professional custom integrators alike.
Monster’s HDMI Performance Indicators Ensure Total Peace of Mind
Monster’s ISF certified cables open up an exciting new category in advanced connectivity, providing home entertainment enthusiasts with a new level of confidence and peace of mind, secure in the knowledge that they are always getting the very best out of their systems. Notably, in addition to their super-fast speeds, the ISF 1250 and 2000 cables feature Monster’s onboard HDMI Performance Indicators – made possible by technology developed by RedMere®. This new application of RedMere technology provides a visual indicator of the video format up to and including 4K resolution, making it easier than ever before for consumers and installers to correctly set up TV displays and source components for maximum performance. This ensures that viewers enjoy the richest blacks, most natural colors and contrast, and sharp picture quality.
Additionally, all of our ISF certified cables feature Monster’s renowned V-Grip™, an innovative solution that solves the problem of HDMI cables falling out of their ports due to their heavier construction. The uniquely engineered V-Grip increases the pressure on the outside of the connector, ensuring that the end remains firmly planted in the display device or receiver, without placing increased stress on the delicate internal pins or conductors on the cable itself.
Head Monster Noel Lee noted: “With so many options in home entertainment these days, people are looking for the easiest and best ways to make sure they are getting the optimal performance from their components. One of the most important ways for everyone to enjoy maximum performance, of course, is to properly calibrate your display device for the viewing environment. Monster offers the only HDMI cable designed specifically for use in ISF calibration, and our new ISF certified cables not only make calibration simple and straightforward, but provide the data rates necessary to enjoy maximum benefits from the very latest generation of products like full HD 3D. Additionally, when future components arrive that demand an even larger ‘data pipe’ our cables will be ready for them.”
Monster is Ensuring Current and Future HDMI Performance
To provide the ultimate in consumer confidence, all Monster ISF certified HDMI cables carry the Monster “Cable for Life” performance guarantee. Cable for Life ensures that if the components customers purchase in the future ever surpass the bandwidth capabilities of their Monster cables Monster will upgrade their cable for free.
The Widest Range of Products to Choose From
Monster offers the world’s widest and most comprehensive selection of HDMI cables for consumers to choose from with the widest range of prices and performance from its non-speed-rated Monster Basic™ for HDMI™ to its Ultimate High Speed rated products. All of Monster’s latest HDMI cables meet or exceed the latest HDMI specification, are rated for in-wall installation and deliver all functionality such as Audio Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC).
Monster was founded by “Head Monster” Noel Lee over 30 years ago as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. Recently, the company collaborated with Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ to create the acclaimed Beats sound and has since become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones. Monster is the world's leading manufacturer of premium headphones and advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. Under its Monster Cable® brand, the company leads the way in advanced audio, video, and data connectivity solutions, and under the Monster Power® brand, it provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems. Monster continues to lead in innovation with nearly 400 U.S. and international patents and 100 pending, offering more than 6,000 products in over 120 countries worldwide.
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About the Imaging Science Foundation
The Imaging Science Foundation is in the Display Standards industry, and since 1994 has been dedicated to improving the quality of electronic imaging. The ISF has four basic roles in the industry, including: Consulting with manufacturers regarding product development; Certification training; Media communications; and ISF licensing.
For more information on the Imaging Science Foundation, visit www.imagingscience.com.
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