Entropic Communications and NETGEAR today announced what they say is the "industrys first" home networking MoCA-certified, Ethernet-to-coax bridge kit.
D-Link today announced a MoCA-based Coax Ethernet Adapter and kit.
The DXN-221 Coax Ethernet Adapter Kit allows the use of existing television coaxial cable to extend an Ethernet connection without the need to install CAT 5/6 cable. The adapters are Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) certified and will coexist with cable television signals on the same coax.
MoCA chipset manufacturer Entropic today announced that D-Link will have a retail product by the end of Q1.
The D-Link DXN-220 MoCA MediaBridge is an Ethernet to coax MoCA-compliant bridge using Entropic's EN2210 chipset. The announcement didn't quote any bandwidth numbers, but MoCA 1.1 has a PHY (raw) data rate of 270 Mbps. So expect a maximum application (useful) data rate of around half that.
No pricing was announced.
D-Link yesterday announced its membership in the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), an open, industry-driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video, data and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home.
D-Link currently has no products with MoCA-compliant features.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) on Monday announced that Texas Instruments (TI) as its newest member. TI's membership brings the total number of MoCA members to 43, including 11 chip vendors.