MoCA 2.0 has been selected as a Connected Efficiency Award Winner by the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative. SEAD, in collaboration with the Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) and the IEA 4E’s Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA), organized the Connected Efficiency Award to identify energy efficient protocols in the market, increase their use in mains-powered connected devices, and spur innovation among protocols developers.
Protocol authors on behalf of MoCA are Ron Lee, chair of the Specification Working Group, Avi Kliger, Vice Chair of the SWG, Philippe Klein, Chair of the Architecture Working Group, Robert Thompson, Chair of the Technical Working Group Chair, Stephen Palm, Vice Chair of the Technical Working Group Vice Chair.
MoCA 2.0 provides 1 Gigabit per second “Ethernet” networking using a home’s existing coaxial cabling. It also provides sleep and standby low power modes and also allows for a “Wake-up on LAN” feature for both servers and client devices. A MoCA device can be in one of four modes--active, low power idle, standby and sleep--and is able to manage these modes to reduce energy consumption depending on what is required of each device at any particular time.
A panel of judges conducted a qualitative, desktop evaluation of each entrant protocol to select the winning protocols. The panel of judges was formed by independent experts from the US Energy Star/Environmental Protection Agency, International Energy Agency, Swedish Energy Agency, Business NZ Energy Council/ World Energy Council, Cisco, and Natural Resources Canada.
Please visit the SEAD Connected Efficiency Award website to find out more details about each awarded protocol, including information about their authors.
SEAD is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation.