Two performance modes with minimum net (MAC) throughputs of 400 and 800 Mbps
San Ramon, CA, June 15, 2010 —MoCA®, the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking, has ratified its next-generation specification, MoCA 2.0.
MoCA 2.0 offers two performance modes, Basic and Enhanced, with 400 Mbps and 800 Mbps net throughputs (MAC), using 700 Mbps and 1.4 Gbps PHY rates, respectively. For point-to-point WAN applications, performance can be optimized for two node networks with Basic mode delivering 500 Mbps net throughput (MAC) and Enhanced mode providing 1 Gbps net throughput.
The new specification also features an expanded operating frequency range to serve an even broader array of use cases and two network wide, low power-saving modes.
Essential to the specification is its full backward interoperability with MoCA 1.1/1.0, enabling operators to capitalize on their MoCA investment and future proof their networks to deliver the next level in high performance and highly reliable home networking.
“MoCA 1.1 meets the bandwidth and reliability requirements of service providers today. MoCA 2.0 addresses the requirements of operators and their subscribers in the future,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA.
MoCA is the only home networking technology standard endorsed by all three pay TV segments: cable, satellite and IPTV. MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 are already deployed in millions of households.
“Performance becomes ever more critical as service providers add higher-bandwidth applications to their service offerings,” said Dr. Anton Monk, VP of Technology at Entropic Communications and MoCA CTO. “MoCA 2.0 will feature unrivalled performance and reliability and MoCA continues to be the networking technology of choice for today’s and tomorrow’s home entertainment network.”
MoCA 2.0 Technical Highlights:
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such standard that appeals to all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV. MoCA technology can also be used to extend Wi-Fi connectivity in the home.
MoCA has more than 70 certified products and 55 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service