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Triax Adds Entropic-Based MoCA Adapters to Its Home Networking Product Line-Up

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today that Triax has added new Entropic-based MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) Ethernet-to Coax Adapters (ECAs) to its in-home connectivity product suite. By adding MoCA adapters to its product offerings, Triax is enabling European service providers to offer more advanced, high-bandwidth IP streaming services that leverage the extremely reliable, high throughput connection that is offered by Entropic's MoCA technology.

Adoption of MoCA as the leading home networking backbone solution continues to gain traction globally as consumers want a secure, high-speed distribution network for broadband and WiFi extension in every room of their home(s). By adding MoCA-based ECAs to its product line-up, Triax is providing a straightforward plug-and-play solution – that simply connects to the existing in-home coaxial network – to create a high-speed, whole-home entertainment backbone. The new ECAs enable consumers to gain the most reliable home entertainment experience, and service providers to offer enough bandwidth for streaming high volumes of whole-home High-Definition (HD)/Ultra HD (UHD) multimedia, online gaming, and data content – with no latency.

MoCA adapters give consumers and operators alike a cost-effective way to bring Internet access to all connected entertainment devices in the home by converting the existing in-home coaxial wiring into an Ethernet network, without having to run multiple cables. Plus, Entropic-based MoCA adapters improve whole-home video and data coverage by extending the wired network backbone to all corners of the home in order to distribute HD and UHD media, low latency online and cloud gaming, over-the-top (OTT) / Internet content and wireless entertainment anywhere in the home.

"Triax is proud to be working with the founder of the MoCA standard to provide premium MoCA home networking solutions to the Retail and Operator markets," said Peter Lyhne Uhrenholt, product director, Triax. "The European market has high demand for technology solutions that can improve the performance of the home network and deliver a robust and dependable in-home video and content distribution system."

In addition to offering ECAs based on Entropic's MoCA home networking technology, Triax is also offering a full portfolio of single-cable outdoor unit (ODU) products based on Entropic's leading analog Channel Stacking Switch (CSS™) single-cable integrated circuit (IC) technology. By providing CSS technologies with the use of MoCA home networking, satellite operators gain a competitive advantage in their ability to offer the most reliable streaming of multiple HD and UHD video, audio and data traffic into and throughout the home.

Mr. Uhrenholt continued, "This is an exciting time for home entertainment and we believe that by combining the CSS and MoCA solutions, Triax can provide a single Home Networking solution for satellite as well as IPTV and cable homes."

"We believe Triax can increase the penetration and expansion for MoCA throughout Europe as European consumers across all Pay-TV segments want more HD and UHD streaming services — from multiroom content sharing to over-the-top video and WiFi extension," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "We are invested in growing the European home networking market and recognize there is a great opportunity to expand the technology's reach and awareness."

Availability

The MoCA-based ECAs are generally available from Triax today. For more information on Entropic's silicon and software technology, visit Entropic's website here.

About Triax

Triax is a leading international provider of innovative, high-tech solutions for the reception, processing and distribution of digital television, radio and data signals. Triax products are manufactured in Denmark, United Kingdom and China and provide customers with superior performance, economic efficiency and investment security. Triax employs approx. 400 employees and has subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Hungary and Sweden. Triax products are sold worldwide through own subsidiaries and via more than 60 distributors.

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 and analog CSS 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 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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