Monday, August 8, 2005

Cox and Verizon Join Multimedia over Coax Alliance

Cox and Verizon are the latest companies to join Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), an industry group formed to provide the solution for home networking digital entertainment. MoCA's membership now includes Tier 1 members from each of the key digital entertainment service providers -- cable, satellite, and telecom, as well as leading networking equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers.

MoCA was founded in 2004 by Comcast, EchoStar, Entropic Communications, Linksys (a division of Cisco), , Motorola, Panasonic, Radio Shack, and Toshiba.

  • In April 2005, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) completed a large-scale field trial of the core technology for providing networking of digital home entertainment throughout a home using existing coax cabling. The large-scale trial, conducted by MoCA's founders in multiple locations, validated the capabilities of the MoCA technology to deliver 100 Mbps of usable throughput under real world conditions throughout the home -- enough for transporting multiple streams of HDTV. MoCA founding members performed multiple tests in over 200 homes and multi-unit dwellings to validate the MoCA technology will meet the requirements set in the Market Requirements Document approved by the MoCA Board of Directors. Entropic Communications' c.LINK technology, the core technology behind the emerging MoCA standard, was used in the field trials.

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