Entropic-Based MoCA 2.0 NETGEAR Home Networking Gear is First to Receive MoCA 2.0 Certification

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing to dominate the MoCA Home Networking market, Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, proudly announced today the NETGEAR® WM2500RP MoCA-to-WiFi® extender, based on Entropic's EN2710 MoCA 2.0 solution, is the first MoCA 2.0 certified product available on the market.

The NETGEAR WM2500RP MoCA-to-WiFi extender improves whole-home video and data coverage by delivering more than 400 Megabits per second (Mbps) of usable throughput in basic mode and 500 Mbps in Turbo mode; providing end-users the most reliable wired backbone to distribute Ultra High-Definition (HD) media, low latency online and cloud gaming, over-the-top (OTT) / Internet content and wireless entertainment anywhere in the home.

The NETGEAR WM2500RP leverages Entropic's powerful EN2710 MoCA 2.0 chipset, which features a complete solution with MAC, PHY, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality. It offers low power modes and is fully backward interoperable with prior MoCA versions (MoCA 1.1 and 1.0). Entropic was the first to officially announce Board-approved MoCA 2.0 Golden Node certification in December 2013.

"We congratulate NETGEAR for having the first certified MoCA 2.0 product available," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Leveraging our MoCA 2.0 silicon and software, NETGEAR brings to market a powerful networking solution that allows consumers to use the coax wired backbone for online gaming and streaming HD, Ultra HD and IP-based video to primary client set-top boxes and secondary screens like mobile devices without any interruptions or buffering – anywhere within the home."

"By delivering the first certified MoCA 2.0 product to market we continue to demonstrate our leadership and commitment to the MoCA standard," said Naveen Chhangani, director of product management for NETGEAR Service Provider Business. "We used Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution to give consumers the most powerful, reliable device to stream and optimize content viewing their way, any way and on any device in the home."

Key features of the NETGEAR WM2500RP include:

  • MoCA 2.0-certified
  • WPS button
  • Dual-band, dual concurrent WiFi N600
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Simple plug-and-play set-up
  • Seamless connectivity with any MoCA 2.0 or MoCA1.1 compliant device
  • Remote management
  • Works with any standard MoCA compliant gateway or adapter


The NETGEAR MoCA-to-WiFi extender with Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution is available to service providers today.


NETGEAR (Nasdaq:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

About Entropic

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, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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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 home networking. 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's 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-K for the year 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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