WNC's Video Bridge Stirs In MoCA

Entropic Communications and Wistron NeWeb deliver Internet Entertainment Bridge for the home theater

January 4, 2010

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SAN DIEGO -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR - News), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, and Wistron NeWeb (WNC), an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communications, announced today that they are showcasing the WNC 4-Port Ethernet-to-Coax Bridge (ECB) using Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(R)) home networking technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, on Jan 7-10, 2010. The WNC 4-Port MoCA Bridge makes it possible to connect your entire home theater to the Internet using the existing coax cable in your home.

With the speed, range, and performance of a wired network, the WNC 4-Port MoCA Bridge attaches to an Internet TV, Blu-ray Player, game console and other Ethernet-enabled consumer electronics at up to 270 Mbps network speed. This is fast enough to deliver four or more simultaneous HD streams without the delays, glitches or stutters that consumers might see using a traditional wireless network. In addition, the 4-port bridge supports up to four different consumer electronics devices at a fraction of the cost of purchasing individual Wi-Fi adapters for each device. Using the existing coaxial cables in the home and industry standard MoCA technology, the 4-Port Bridge is easy to set up and doesn't interfere with cable television or cable modems. Built-in data encryption ensures security and privacy, and network expansion affords the addition of up to 16 MoCA ECBs to enable internet entertainment in every room of the house.

"MoCA is rapidly becoming the standard for home entertainment networking in North America," stated Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president marketing and business development at Entropic. "The WNC 4-Port MoCA Bridge will give consumers the ability to easily connect their new Internet-enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and game consoles to their broadband router, regardless of where the broadband connection resides in the home. With the speed, range, and reliability provided by Entropic's silicon technology, based on the MoCA standard, consumers will enjoy access to online HD movies, TV shows and game downloads from any room of their house."

Entropic Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR)

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