Advanced Television

Multiband MoCA adaptor

January 11, 2012

Actiontec Electronics and Entropic have announced the new Multi-band MoCA Network Adapter that supports all three pay TV segments in the same device. The adapter leverages MoCA technology to deliver pay-TV services to every corner of the home.

The latest collaboration between Actiontec and Entropic marks the first MoCA adapter that supports both the high frequency MoCA D-Band used in cable and fibre optic networks, as well as the mid-range MoCA E-Band for satellite homes in a single device.  This versatility simplifies inventory management and lowers costs for resellers, retailers, and manufacturers as a single SKU can now support multiple networks. Whether the end user subscribes to services from a satellite, fiber optic, or cable operator, the same MoCA adapter seamlessly fits into their home network.

The Multi-band adapter is based on the MoCA 1.1 standard and is backward interoperable with MoCA 1.0 technology. It automatically detects and joins a service provider’s MoCA network, requiring minimal user intervention.

“The new adapter leverages Actiontec’s many years of experience in MoCA-based home networking to create a solution that’s simple to install and use. End users can literally connect a game console, set top box or other home entertainment device in minutes. The adapter does all the work; no configuration is required, no need to worry about which pay-TV Service Provider you use, and there’s definitely no costly rewiring involved,” said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics.

“Actiontec’s multi-band MoCA adapter is another strong example of successful collaboration between our two companies,” said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Entropic Communications. “As one device now supports multiple pay-TV services, the multi-band adapter will ultimately drive down costs due to better economies of scale.”

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