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Monster Launches Smart HDMI Cables

Monster Cable Products announced its new line of Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)-certified high speed Smart HDMI cables at CEDIA Expo 2012.

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– First-Ever HDMI® Cables Smart Enough to Guarantee Consumers Get Everything They Payed for with their Advanced HD Gear! Imaging Science Foundation (“ISF”) Certified Line; ISF 750, 1250 and 2000 Cables Feature Ultrafast Speeds -

Indianapolis, IN, September 5, 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 its Imaging Science Foundation ISF® certified line of ultimate-quality, high speed Smart HDMI cables. Featuring special onboard HDMI Performance Indicators, Monster’s new cables are the world’s first that are smart enough to ensure consumers can enjoy the full benefits of all their advanced HD home entertainment equipment. Thanks to their HDMI Performance Indicators, as soon as a device is connected via the Smart cable, users can see immediately whether or not the signal is being conveyed in standard definition, high definition or even in the newest 4K resolution – eliminating guesswork when connecting set top boxes, Blu-ray players and other sources quickly and hassle-free.

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).

Problem Solved! World’s First “Smart” HDMI Cables Maximize HD Performance
Advanced technologies such as 4K capability in displays and Blu-Ray players put new demands on cables. Monster’s new ISF cables 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 and with full strength to your HDTV. 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, peace of mind and security in the knowledge that they are 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 Monster 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 over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre™ headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound.® Monster is also the world’s leading manufacturer of 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. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 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.

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