20 Million MoCA Nodes Have Been Shipped
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SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Multimedia over Coax Alliance(r) (MoCA) has achieved another significant milestone with the official recognition that more than 20 million MoCA nodes have been shipped. The total number of nodes addresses multimedia and entertainment applications only. It is also further proves that the benefits of MoCA are recognized by service providers who are using it in their network, and consumers who choose it for their home entertainment systems. To put this number in perspective, 20 million nodes is equivalent to one for every citizen in the greater New York metropolitan area. In November of 2006, MoCA announced the shipment of its one millionth node. In a little more than two years, this number has increased 20-fold. Further evidence of the organization's growth trajectory, is that the number of nodes shipped has doubled in just the last year. "As the MoCA standard gains acceptance, the application benefits continue to grow. This milestone reflects how widely the industry is relying on this technology," said MoCA president, Charles Cerino. During the recent 2009 International CES, Broadcom, Cisco, D-Link, Entropic Communications, Motorola and Netgear announced products using the MoCA standard. About MoCA The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(r)) is the standard for home entertainment networking using already existing coaxial cabling. The current MoCA specification can support multiple streams of HD video, network up to 16 MoCA enabled devices, deliver up to 175 Mbps throughput and offer an unparalleled user experience via parameterized quality of service. MoCA has more than 60 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information. See also MoCA's new video-based and consumer-specific web site, www.connectmystuff.org. MoCA is internationally registered trademark. The MoCA logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2819 -0- CONTACT: MoCA Rob Gelphman, Chair, MWG 408/838-7458 firstname.lastname@example.org
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