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MoCA ILLUSTRATEs multi-vendor coax home network INTERoperability at CableLabs® Summer Conference

KEYSTONE , CO – August 7, 2006–At the CableLabs Summer Conference, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA - TM) is exhibiting multi-room HD DVR and data home networking over in-home coax cable and splitters via interoperable MoCA products from several members including Actiontec and Motorola.  The demonstrations feature an 8-node MoCA network simultaneously sharing three broadcast HD videos, eight SD videos, DOCSIS broadband data, and interactive gaming for a total of around 100 Mbps of full motion, no-excuses digital entertainment.

The demonstration includes set-top boxes, Ethernet-MoCA bridges and Wi-Fi routers that feature embedded MoCA technology.

“The cable industry can count on MoCA for its whole-home DVR and triple play home network,” said MoCA President, Ladd Wardani.  “The MoCA standard, supported by production silicon and box products, has already been proven in high volume deployment, and securely meets the requirements of the cable industry for networked entertainment in the home.” 

MoCA supports a trusted and reliable home domain, using the in-home coax and splitters as-is, and with QoS for integrated video, voice, data, gaming and networked retail devices.  MoCA coexists with the existing cable upstream and downstream, by reliably operating above 1 Ghz.   MoCA delivers full broadcast quality no-excuses video, including multiple simultaneous HD streams.  Large-scale field trials proved MoCA delivers greater than 100Mbps of net usable data rate, from a 270Mbps maximum PHY rate, in 97% of the coax outlets across the USA.  MoCA is deployed in 100,000s of homes already, and accelerating, without any field problems.

Throughout MoCA’s two-year history, it has been a part of the cable industry’s solution for whole house networked entertainment.  Comcast and Cox Communication are members of MoCA’s board of directors.  Additionally, Comcast, Cox Communication and Time Warner Cable are investors in MoCA’s underlying technology development via Entropic Communications, the first MoCA silicon provider.  Comcast and Cox also participate in MoCA certification, marketing and specification working groups, as well as with field trials and testing. 

MoCA technology was built from the ground up to enable MSOs, other service providers and CE products to establish an entertainment home network using in-home coax.  MoCA addressed cable operators’ need to minimize customer calls and truck rolls while also providing a previously unparalleled level of operator visibility into network and physical status and quality of the home coax environment.  MoCA anticipates the start of shipments to the cable industry for regional trials beginning in mid 2006.  MoCA members are currently shipping high volume of MoCA nodes, including bridges, routers, STBs and ONTs to other entertainment networking industries.

About MoCA:
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA-TM) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products.

MoCA’s Board of Directors include Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), Cox Communications, EchoStar (NASDAQ: DISH), Entropic Communications, Linksys, a division of Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Panasonic (NYSE: MC), Radio Shack (NYSE: RSH), Toshiba and Verizon (NYSE: VZ).
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