LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CES 2015 -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) technology is featured in the Echo whole house Wi-Fi solution being deployed by Bright House Networks. The Echo Access Points, supplied by Actiontec Electronics, will be shown at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from January 6-9, 2015.
Echo, powered by Entropic's MoCA silicon, uses existing in-home coax wiring as a network backbone to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones and provide more consistent bandwidth for Ultra High-Definition (HD) media, low latency online and cloud gaming, over-the-top (OTT) / Internet content and wireless entertainment anywhere in the home.
As consumers demand higher broadband throughput and connect more and more devices, they have come to expect those increased speeds anywhere in the home. A single Wi-Fi hotspot at the gateway does not provide adequate whole home coverage to meet the increasing demands of the consumer. The solution is to extend coverage by adding Wi-Fi access points that, with MoCA, use the in-home coax as a wired network backbone. Echo Access Points can be added anywhere there is a cable outlet in the home to create a Wi-Fi blanket throughout the house.
"In using Entropic's MoCA to create a wired backbone, Bright House Networks ensures subscribers are reliably receiving the broadband they are paying for throughout the entire home, enabling subscribers to connect more devices to the internet without sacrificing throughput," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "We congratulate Bright House Networks for being a market leader in delivering best-in-class solutions to their customers."
The MoCA-based access points are available in Bright House Networks service areas today. Entropic will be demonstrating the Access Points at the 2015 CES in the Entropic Meeting Suite, located at The Wynn Las Vegas – Alsace Ballroom.
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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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, 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'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 Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the year ended September 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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