Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Silicon Solution Optimizes ARRIS MG2402 Gateway's Ability to Reliably Stream Data Services and IP Video Throughout a Gateway/Client Architected Home
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Consumer Electronics Show) - Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) 2.0 silicon and software solution has been selected by ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARRS) for use in the ARRIS MG2402 Video Gateway that uses XG5 and Reference Design Kit (RDK) specifications developed by Comcast.
The cable industry in North America is transitioning from a traditional set-top box/digital video recorder set-up (STB/DVR) to a Gateway/IP-client network architecture. Recognizing this macro dynamic early, Entropic designed its MoCA 2.0 solution offering the highest MAC throughput and most reliable whole-home connectivity backbone from the gateway to all client devices in the home. With backward interoperability to MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 devices, the MoCA 2.0 solution enables the advanced gateway to stream video and other digital entertainment from the gateway to each IP-client device.
"This is the first official product announcement of MoCA 2.0 designed into a headless gateway," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity Group, Entropic. "Our MoCA 2.0 solution was selected for its maturity, stability and ability to enable ARRIS to deliver IP services from the home gateway to lower cost IP-Client set-top boxes - all over wired (MoCA) and wireless home networks."
Entropic's MoCA 2.0 chipset answers the growing demand for powerful connectivity within the home. Transforming the coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, reliable whole-home entertainment network, MoCA 2.0 provides the greatest throughput, enhanced reliability, necessary power management and security features, and backwards interoperability to prior MoCA standards; making it the key enabling technology to deliver a 'no excuses' whole-home network for HD video and streaming media services.
"ARRIS is focused on maintaining a leadership position in this gateway/client transformation by providing the most advanced, intuitive video gateway solutions in the industry," said Derek Elder, senior vice president and general manager of the ARRIS CPE Business Unit. "Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution complements our gateway strategy by providing a highly reliable, maximum throughput home networking backbone."
"We applaud Entropic on being selected for use in the ARRIS headless gateway," said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president of Premises Technology for Comcast. "Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution paves another path to economically deliver more services to cable customers across a broader range of devices."
On Display at CES 2013: The Entropic solution that supports the gateway/client architectures will be on display at CES in the Wynn Las Vegas in the Alsace suite from January 8 - 11, 2013. For more information on Entropic's silicon or CES 2013 presence, visit www.entropic.com.
Entropic is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed - in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA technologies, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on ARRIS/Comcast's roll-out of the XG5 platform, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.