Spectra7 Launches CouchConnect(TM) for Mobile Gaming
June 11, 2014 - Los Angeles, California
E3 EXPO - Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SEV) ("Spectra7"), a high performance consumer interconnect company delivering unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products, today announced CouchConnect for Gamers, an ultra-light, active HDMI gaming interconnect that enables immersive, real-time mobile gaming from a handheld device onto a large screen HDTV.
The latest smartphones and tablets are emerging as an increasingly popular gaming platform of choice. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) and analytics firm App Annie, over 1.2 billion mobile or portable devices are expected to be used for gaming by the end of 2014. More than 75% of these devices are projected to be iOS and Android based platforms.
With no set-up, drivers or external power required, mobile gamers can display mobile games available on popular handheld devices onto a large screen HDTV from the comfort of their couch. CouchConnect delivers the multi-channel digital audio and ultra-low latency graphics necessary for immersive gaming and provides performance levels that were not previously available with typical Wi-Fi based connectivity. Spectra7's patented, high speed active signal processing silicon, enables an ultra-thin, mobile ready 4K connection of 16 feet and just 0.11 inches in diameter. CouchConnect is up to five times longer, lighter and thinner compared to traditional passive HDMI cables which cannot achieve the same length, weight or size simultaneously.
"We are excited to be expanding CouchConnect to the gaming community by enabling mobile devices to become the ultimate gaming consoles," said Tony Stelliga, CEO of Spectra7. "Avid gamers can instantly enjoy the hottest games on their big screen from the convenience of their couch with instant response and ultra-high resolution."
CouchConnect for Gamers will be showcased during the E3 Expo from June 10 to 12, 2014 at Booth #126, South Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information, please visit www.mycouchconnect.com.
ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SEV) is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products. Spectra7's new system-level components address throughput bottlenecks and satisfy the exponential demand for more bandwidth and lower costs in mobile and internet infrastructure equipment, including handsets, tablets, base stations and microwave backhaul systems. Spectra7 is headquartered in Markham, Ontario with development centers in Silicon Valley, Irvine, California and Cork, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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