Hitron Technologies Americas' DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 Wireless Application Gateway Achieves MoCA 2.0 Certification Leveraging Entropic's Leading MoCA 2.0 Technology

DENVER and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitron Technologies Americas, a global leader of residential and business DOCSIS networking devices, and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today proudly announced Hitron's CGNM, the industry's first DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 Wireless Application Gateway, has achieved MoCA® 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) certification. The Hitron CGNM leverages Entropic's advanced EN2710 MoCA 2.0 solution, which transforms the in-home coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient and reliable whole-home entertainment network.

The CGNM brings best-in-class home entertainment networking to all MSO subscribers by using 24 downstream channels by 8 upstream channels, Dual-Band 802.11n/802.11ac WiFi® and MoCA 2.0 home networking technology. By integrating MoCA 2.0 into the CGNM, Hitron is able to provide over 400 Mbps of application throughput over the in-home coax. By being MoCA 2.0 certified, the Hitron CGNM is the highest performing wireless application gateway available today; delivering more than twice the speed of other existing gateway solutions.

"We congratulate Hitron Technologies Americas on achieving MoCA 2.0 certification, a thorough and stringent certification process," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "We are proud to provide our advanced MoCA 2.0 solution to successfully enable the CGNM to transform the existing coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient and reliable whole-home entertainment network, ready to meet the new video delivery demands required by converging broadcast-broadband networks."

"We are very excited to lead the market again with the launch of the first MoCA 2.0-certified wireless application gateway," said Todd Babic, chief sales and marketing officer at Hitron Technologies Americas. "Hitron is committed to ensuring broadband subscribers have the advanced solutions they require to enjoy bandwidth-intensive entertainment from streaming video/audio, playing online games, and transferring large files to making Voice over IP calls, surfing the Internet and connecting devices across both wired and wireless networks."

The Hitron CGNM was also recognized today by Broadband Technology Report as a Diamond Technology Reviews (DTR) product winner. Now in its ninth year, the DTRs are an influential broadband product review program in the industry. An impartial panel of leading high-level MSO and engineering professionals rate submitted products based on technical proficiency and impact on reliability, efficiency, capacity, speed, and quality of service.

About the CGNM

The CGNM is an exceptional wireless application gateway, delivering near 1Gbps data service to premises over existing cable and distributing in premise using WiFi and MoCA 2.0 integrated home networking. The CGNM combines high-speed data transfer with 24 bonded downstream channels, 8 upstream channels and an integrated 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch.

About Entropic's MoCA 2.0

Entropic's EN2710 MoCA 2.0 chipset is comprised of the EN2710 baseband MAC / PHY and EN1410 RF transceiver / analog front-end. The solution supports the long-term whole-home digital networking needs of service providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and consumers by providing maximum throughput, enhanced reliability, new power management features, better security, and backwards interoperability to prior MoCA standards. The EN2710 / EN1410 solution is ideal for service providers to deliver their next generation services, applications and IP video network architectures.


Hitron's CGNM with Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution is available to service providers today.

About Hitron Technologies Americas

Hitron Technologies Americas delivers over 3 million DOCSIS products annually to MSOs worldwide to support residential and business class applications. With a world-class manufacturing campus in Suzhou (China), subsidiary in Denver (USA) and regional offices worldwide, Hitron's global operation spans more than 15 countries with over 1,000 employees. http://www.hitrontech.com/

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 technologies, their related prospects and their 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'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-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. 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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