SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at 1:00pm PT, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) Board of Directors approved the first official MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes. Upon conclusion of a unanimous vote by the MoCA Board, Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, is first to officially announce Board-approved MoCA 2.0 Golden Node certification. Upon this approval, Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes will be used by National Technical Systems (NTS), the MoCA authorized lab, to execute MoCA certification testing on all MoCA 2.0 devices.
Entropic was first to introduce a complete MoCA 2.0 solution to empower a new revolution in home networking by answering the growing demand for powerful connectivity within the home. As the recognized inventor of MoCA and a pioneer in the technology's development and deployment, Entropic has built on the success of its MoCA 1.1/1.0 products to make MoCA 2.0 the next key enabling technology to deliver a 'no excuses' whole-home network for high definition (HD) and Ultra HD video and streaming media services - all over existing coax in the home.
"The MoCA process for creating Golden Nodes is a very rigorous procedure and is the culmination of a great amount of effort to assure the market adheres to the MoCA 2.0 specification," said Charles Cerino, president, MoCA. "Following the official approval by the MoCA Board of first MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes today at 1:00pm PT, we congratulate Entropic on its continued MoCA success and leadership in bringing the first officially-approved MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes to market."
Importance of MoCA 2.0 Golden Node Certification
In order to ensure all MoCA 2.0-enabled home networking devices from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology vendors meet the MoCA standard for quality and interoperability, a certification process is required. This process, established by MoCA, verifies compliance to the MoCA technology specification, which is accomplished primarily through interoperability testing with Golden Nodes. Golden Nodes are MoCA-compliant devices with specific capabilities to support the certification testing, and which go through laborious pre-testing at NTS. All devices that seek certification are tested against the Golden Nodes as part of the certification process.
"Using our MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes as the official MoCA testing solution at NTS is proof that our technology and experience in MoCA is unmatched," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes are the benchmark for testing interoperability with other MoCA 2.0 connected home devices and will enable a new generation of home networking solutions that will deliver greater throughput, enhanced reliability, new power management features, better security, and backwards interoperability to prior MoCA standards."
About Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Solution
Offered as a complete end-to-end MoCA 2.0 solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality, Entropic's MoCA 2.0 system provides more than 400 Mbps of application throughput in its basic configuration and 500 Mbps in Turbo Mode, and is scalable to support 800 Mbps /1 Gbps in channel bonded modes. These capabilities make it the highest performing, 'no excuses' home networking solution available today; delivering more than twice the speeds of prior MoCA solutions. Entropic's solution transforms current coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, affordable and reliably predictable whole-home entertainment network, ready to meet the new video delivery demands required by converging broadcast-broadband networks.
In addition to Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes being available today at NTS to certify all MoCA 2.0 devices, copies of the Company's Golden Nodes will also be available for purchase to members running self-tests, which is a requirement of the MoCA certification process. For more information about Entropic and its MoCA 2.0 solution, visit: www.entropic.com.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
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Forward Looking Statements:
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of connected home entertainment. 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, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. 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.
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