SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) has passed a significant milestone with the announcement that more than 100 MoCA products have now been certified. More than 45 percent of all certifications have occurred since the start of 2010, underlining the strong growth trajectory of the MoCA standard.
The majority (about 85 percent) of the 100 plus MoCA Certified products, which are all video-specific, are used by pay TV operators. The remaining 15 percent are available in retail and installer channels. Product categories include: routers, set-top boxes, Ethernet-to-coax bridges, optical network terminals and cable modems.
Already the dominant technology standard for whole home content sharing and DVR in North America, MoCA's opportunities for further growth include new geographies – particularly Europe – and new channels, such as the home installer/retail sectors.
"As an alliance that focuses on certifying video-specific products, reaching the century mark is a great achievement. What's particularly interesting about this milestone is the sheer rate of growth in product certifications in the last 18 months. We expect this certification rate to continue as we expand into new geographic markets and into the home installer/retail segments," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president.
"MoCA's rigorous Interoperability Certification program is designed to exceed the service provider's expectations for robust video networking, enabling them to choose from a broad portfolio of products for worldwide deployments," said Dr. Stephen Palm, senior technical director at Broadcom and Chair of the Certification Board for MoCA.
MoCA is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking and the only standard in deployment in all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and Telco/IPTV). MoCA is included in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines and the IEEE 802.1AS standard.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such standard that is in use by all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV/telco. MoCA technology is also used as an in-home backbone and to extend WiFi connectivity.
MoCA has over 100 certified products and 55 members which represent the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. Visit http://www.mocalliance.org for more information.
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