Thursday, November 10, 2005

MoCA Completes Plugfest For 270 Mbps Home Nets over Coax

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) completed a plugfest in which eight member companies tested eight products to verify that they interoperate and perform at levels consistent with specifications. The Plugfest featured an 8-node MoCA network using all companies' products simultaneously sharing three HD videos, eight SD videos, and interactive gaming for a total of more than 90 Mbps of full motion digital entertainment.

Companies taking part in the Plugfest included Actiontec Electronics,
Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Mototech, Panasonic, 2Wire, and Westell Technologies, which tested various home networking products including, residential gateways, Ethernet/coax bridges, reference designs, and chipsets.

Comcast and Verizon attended the Plugfest as observer proctors.

A MoCA network can transport video, voice and data to TVs, set-tops, DVRs, game boxes, WiFi repeaters and PCs at physical speeds of up to 270 Mbps homes and has been field tested across America in real world situations to deliver over a net usable 100 Mbps at greater than
97% of coax outlets.

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