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ADB Box First to Get MoCA 1.1 Stamp

Advanced Digital Broadcast's ADB-6882CDMX set-top box has become the industry's first MoCA 1.1 certified cable set-top box

October 27, 2009

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SAN DIEGO and BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, and Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) (SWX:ADBN), a leading supplier of technology to the global digital television industry, today announced that Advanced Digital Broadcast's ADB-6882CDMX set-top box has become the industry's first MoCA(R) 1.1 certified cable set-top box. The ADB-6882CDMX is designed specifically for Multiple System Operator (MSO) to offer new home networking options to their subscribers.

The ADB-6882CDMX is powered by Entropic's EN2210/EN1010, MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) compliant chipset, which enables a complete coaxial network solution for the distribution of multiple streams of HD video, broadband data and other digital content throughout the home. The ADB-6882CDMX delivers the newest features and performance enhancements of MoCA 1.1, the standard for home entertainment networking, using existing coaxial cable in the home and providing superior throughput and range versus other wired and wireless networking technologies available today.

"By using Entropic's market leading silicon and leveraging their proven MoCA deployment experience we are bringing to market the first MoCA 1.1 certified set-top box to cable operators," said Tim Schermerhorn, senior vice president and general manager of Advanced Digital Broadcast's Americas cable business unit. "Entropic's silicon solutions combined with ADB's set-top box design and engineering expertise offer MSOs the most advanced, robust technology today for connected home entertainment applications based on the MoCA standard."

"This is a significant milestone for the MoCA standard worldwide and we congratulate Entropic and ADB for developing the industry's first STB to receive MoCA 1.1 certification," said Rob Gelphman, chair, Marketing Work Group, Multimedia over Coax Alliance. "By working with ADB, a top-tier European vendor, to develop this STB, Entropic continues to build momentum and promote their commitment to the MoCA standard for worldwide adoption in both the cable industry and home networking market."

The MoCA 1.1 certified ADB-6882CDMX will take advantage of the breadth of features that the latest MoCA standard offers including:

* Turning existing coax wiring into a high-powered home entertainment network for streaming HD movies and multi-room content sharing
* Higher network throughput over MoCA 1.0, up to 175 Mbps of application layer throughput
* Increased network size of up to 16 MoCA devices
* Built in network management support for gathering data rate statistics
* Service operator class robustness and reliability with support for Parameterized Quality of Service (PQoS) protected delivery of premium content across the home network
* Fueling the future convergence of high-bandwidth, personal content applications without compromising the delivery of premium service offerings

"This MoCA 1.1 certification for an advanced cable STB provides further momentum for MoCA as the de facto standard for home entertainment networking providing new ways to experience and consume multimedia content in the home," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president marketing and business development, Entropic.

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)

Entropic Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR)

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