launches two products that simplify how HD video and other media-rich content are delivered throughout the connected home. The new Ethernet-over-Coax MoCA and HomePNA Network Adapters give CEDIA and Custom Installation professionals an easy solution to leverage existing coax wiring for high performance data connections.
As most homes are already wired with coaxial cable, particularly around the entertainment center, coax provides the perfect conduit to bring an Internet connection to the growing number of Ethernet-enabled entertainment devices available today. Installation professionals can leverage the existing wiring for Internet connectivity to power their solutions -- from set top boxes and media centers to DVRs, gaming consoles and more. Actiontec's new network adapters easily add Internet connectivity to home theaters without the time consuming need for costly rewiring or relying on potentially spotty wireless adapters. As a result, CI professionals are able to deliver a rich online experience without the high costs and labor associated with structured wiring.
Actiontec's versatile adapters provide support for both the HomePNA Alliance and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance standards. Both standards give installers and customers the assurance of proven technologies that have been successfully deployed in millions of U.S. households. Actiontec partnered with two semiconductor leaders in home theater networking, Entropic Communications, the market leader in MoCA solutions and with design wins in the telco, cable and satellite industries, and CopperGate Communications, the market leader in HomePNA solutions, whose chips are used by four of the top five telcos in North America that are deploying IPTV, to bring these world-class solutions to market.
Both products will be available via white box through Actiontec-authorized distributors.