Actiontec and Entropic Communications Launch First Multi-Band MoCA Adapter

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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New MoCA Adapter Works With Cable, Fiber Optic, and Most Satellite MoCA Networks, Bringing a High Performance Home Entertainment Experience to Every Corner of the Home

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2012 International CES — Actiontec Electronics and Entropic Communications (Nasdaq:ENTR) today announced the new Multi-band MoCA 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 compatible 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% of U.S. homes have coax installed, compared with less than 10% 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 dead 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 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.”

Millions of residential consumers have a MoCA solution from Actiontec and Entropic running in their homes.