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Actiontec, Entropic Communications Launch First Multi-band MoCA Adapter
New MoCA Adapter, powered by Entropic Communications
Las Vegas (2012 International CES), January 10, 2012, Actiontec Electronics and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR) today announced the new Multi-band MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) Network Adapter that supports all three pay TV segments in the same device. The adapter leverages MoCA technology to deliver robust and reliable Pay-TV services to every corner of the home.
The latest collaboration between Actiontec and Entropic marks the first MoCA adapter that supports both the high frequency MoCA D-Band used in cable and fiber optic networks, as well as the mid-range MoCA E-Band for satellite homes in a single device.
This versatility simplifies inventory management and lowers costs for resellers, retailers, and manufacturers as a single SKU can now support multiple networks. Whether the end user subscribes to services from a satellite, fiber optic, or cable operator, the same MoCA adapter seamlessly fits into their home network.
The Multi-band adapter is based on the MoCA 1.1 standard and is backward interoperable with MoCA 1.0 technology. It automatically detects and joins a service provider’s MoCA network, requiring minimal user intervention.
MoCA technology offers a powerful, ‘no excuses’ whole-home network for HD video and streaming media services, using the existing coax infrastructure found in the home. As a result, it’s an ideal solution for creating a high performance home network as more than 90 percent of U.S. homes have coax installed, compared with less than 10 percent of homes with Ethernet installed.
“The new adapter leverages Actiontec’s many years of experience in MoCA-based home networking to create a solution that’s simple to install and use. End users can literally connect a game console, set top box or other home entertainment device in minutes. The adapter does all the work; no configuration is required, no need to worry about which Pay-TV Service Provider you use, and there’s definitely no costly rewiring involved,” said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics.
“Actiontec’s multi-band MoCA adapter is another strong example of successful collaboration between our two companies,” said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Entropic Communications. “As one device now supports multiple Pay-TV services, the multi-band adapter will ultimately drive down costs due to better economies of scale.”
An Actiontec multi-band MoCA adapter prototype, based on the Entropic reference design, will be shown at Entropic’s CES booth #31253 (South Hall 3). Retail devices will be available, 1H 2012.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products – including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions – are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we’re committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. 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 is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world’s leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.
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