Actiontec Selects Entropic's MoCA Technology to Bring Wi-Fi to More Places in
New Actiontec WCB3000 Wireless Network Adapter Employs Entropic Single-Chip
MoCA 1.1 to Address New Demands for Multiscreen and Mobile Device Usage
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world
leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA^®) silicon, the EN2510, powers the
Actiontec WCB3000, the latest MoCA-to-Wi-Fi^® network adapter in Actiontec's
Whole Home Wireless portfolio. The new device will be on display this week at
the IBC Exhibition in Amsterdam at the RAI Convention Center, September 13-17,
2013, at Entropic's Meeting Suite in Hall 13 – Suite G106/G017.
According to Actiontec's Spring 2013 Connected Home study on U.S. domestic
Wi-Fi habits, 72 percent of the 1200 respondents reported at least one
wireless problem or deficiency in their wireless Internet, and 67 percent
experienced Wi-Fi dropouts while checking e-mail. As whole-home multiscreen
use increases, current Wi-Fi networks will become increasingly insufficient in
the face of rising bandwidth and coverage demands.
The new Actiontec WCB3000 solves Wi-Fi coverage problems by using Entropic's
MoCA technology to reliably extend the Wi-Fi signal to more places in the
home—distributing broadband coverage over the home's existing coax wiring.
The solution employs a MoCA network backbone to eliminate unpredictable Wi-Fi
coverage that can occur when the in-home wireless signal is blocked by
physical structures in the home (i.e. walls, multiple floors) and/or
interference from other equipment (i.e. cordless phones, microwave ovens). By
connecting the Actiontec WCB3000 to the wired MoCA backbone, consumers can add
a Wi-Fi Access Point into an area where Wi-Fi connectivity is sporadic, low,
or non-existent, or where they wish to improve Wi-Fi connectivity for
high-bandwidth applications like video streaming.
Simply stated, by using a wired MoCA connection, the WCB3000 can deliver
stronger signals, faster speeds, and better coverage compared to wireless
extenders that do not use a wired connection.
"Actiontec's WCB3000 uses proven MoCA technology from Entropic to address the
increasingly relevant challenge of whole home wireless coverage," said Brian
Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics.
"WCB3000 is one of the waysthat Actiontec is bringing Wi-Fi to more places in
the home, enabling consumers to enjoy their favorite content on their
favoritedevice, wherever they want. We're working with Entropic to ensure
that these Wi-Fi experiences are powered by robustand reliable MoCA
technology to maximize wireless freedom in the home."
"Consumers should be able to stream movies, surf the web and enjoy online
gaming without buffering, dropped signals or packet-loss," said Al Servati,
vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Actiontec's advanced WCB3000
incorporating our EN2510 MoCA chip empowers a new generation of devices to
ensure subscribers can go beyond 'best effort' wireless coverage to reliably
enjoy entertainment services in all corners of their home."
The Actiontec WCB3000 with Entropic's MoCA solution is available today.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people
to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products —
including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL
modems, and home networking solutions — are deployed by some of the largest
telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering
future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow,
with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our
innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards.
As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by
promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a
variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our
company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai,
China; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the
connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and
IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely
delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's
next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity
solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating
whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital
entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the
go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
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