Entropic Communications and Actiontec Debut Wired Home Networking Alternative for Home Theater Installers
MoCA Network Adapter Saves Time and Reduces Installation Costs
LAS VEGAS, International CES Booth 25829, January 8, 2009- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a leading provider of silicon solutions to enable connected home entertainment, in conjunction with Actiontec Electronics, a leading developer of broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions, announced today that the Actiontec MoCA Network Adapter will be on display at Entropic's booth at the 2009 International CES.
Robust Home Theater Solution
Today more devices require Internet connectivity around the home theater - from IPTV, to DVR devices, satellite receivers, BluRay Disc players, game consoles, and other Ethernet-enabled devices. The biggest challenge facing home theater installers and their customers is how to connect these devices to create an Internet capable connected entertainment network. To answer that need, Actiontec Electronics will display its MoCA Network Adapter (model # ECB2200) at the 2009 International CES. The network adapter utilizes MoCA to provide a simple and reliable way of delivering high-speed Internet to the entertainment center using existing coaxial wires in the home.
"Today millions of residential customers have MoCA technology running in their homes. These solutions are powering the home entertainment network, providing DVRs, home theaters, and DLNA devices a high-performance, high-reliability network connection behind the entertainment center," said Michael Ehlenberger, vice president of Channel Sales, North America at Actiontec Electronics. "In the past, installers would have to pull cabling, which is time consuming and expensive. Now these connections can be set up in minutes. Not only does MoCA technology fit in high-end installations, but it also enables dealers to provide cost-effective services for the average household."
Perfect for single family homes and other residential buildings, the MoCA Network Adapter adds high-speed Internet access anywhere without the hassle or high cost of complex infrastructure modifications. Easy to use, it features seamless integration and offers endless possibilities for network expansion over existing wiring. The MoCA Network Adapter bridges the divide between Ethernet and MoCA networks bringing the future of multimedia experience to the home today.
c.LINK Chipsets Deliver Connectivity
Actiontec's MoCA Network Adapter features Entropic's award-winning c.LINK EN2210 MoCA 1.1 compliant coaxial network controller. Already installed in millions of homes today, the EN2210 converts the existing coaxial wires in the home into a powerful entertainment network capable of handling multiple streams of HD video. With Actiontec's MoCA Network Adapter, home theater installers and CEDIA professionals can easily provide consumers with an entertainment network by simply plugging in the MoCA Network Adapter into a router or home gateway and to the device requiring Internet access.
"We are pleased to work with a leader like Actiontec to deliver solutions to the CEDIA market," said Patrick Henry, CEO of Entropic Communications. "The MoCA Network Adapter will help professional installers and consumers save time and money by creating a powerful home entertainment network using the existing cables in the home."
The MoCA Network Adapter coexists with most broadband services, passes US CATV or terrestrial signals to components such as televisions without degradation, and comes with an internal diplexer, field-upgradable software and user-selectable RF channel. Using Entropic's coaxial network controller, the MoCA Network Adapter delivers all the new features of the MoCA 1.1 specification including high speed (175 Mbps), parameterized quality of service (PQoS), 16-node support, remote diagnostic capability and the intrinsic security of a shielded, wired connection combined with state of the art packet-level encryption.
Live Demonstration at 2009 International CES
To see the MoCA Network adapter in action, visit Entropic Communications (Booth # 25829, South Hall) at the 2009 International CES. Home Theater or CEDIA professionals interested in Actiontec solutions should email email@example.com.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life - delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets systems solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The company's technologies significantly change the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, please visit www.entropic.com.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the advantages and deployment of Entropic's c.LINK technology and its coaxial network controller featured in Actiontec's MoCA Network Adapter. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the effects of competition; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and ultimately service providers; Entropic's ability to introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; the risk that the market for high-definition television-quality video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as anticipated; risks related to the interoperability of Entropic's products with other applications and devices in the home; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; risks related to Entropic's international operations; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2008. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.