First MoCA-Based Adapters Available Through European Retail Outlets
SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its MoCA(R) (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and software solution will power the echoBox, a new Ethernet-over-Coax Network Adapter, offered by European equipment maker, Asheridge Communications.
Smart TV's, HD set-top boxes and online gaming consoles in the home require a fast, reliable Ethernet connection with the highest quality of service to ensure optimal picture quality, zero interference and low delays to reduce buffering time. Leveraging Entropic's MoCA technology, the echoBox was designed to distribute high-speed video and data around the home by using the unused frequency space on the same coax cable that carries the digital terrestrial (DVB-T) signal or cable TV signal. With its simple plug-and-play connection, the echoBox turns any home with a coax cable network into a fully wired Ethernet network, capable of streaming HD content and high speed data.
"What's exciting is that with Entropic's proven MoCA solution, we're allowing custom installers to easily make every TV point in the home a wired Ethernet socket," said Jason Dando, business development manager, Asheridge Communications. "Without installing any new wires, the echoBox delivers a fully wired network all around the home; all with no configuration or setup needed. Our echoBox allows installers to extract maximum potential from the coax's capacity and offer their clients optimum Internet connection and speed without expensive, invasive rewiring for faster turnaround times onsite."
While consumers enjoy reliable whole-home entertainment networking between all consumer electronics (CE) devices with the fastest performance and video and data delivery connectivity, home installers gain significant revenue-driving benefits too, including:
-- Easy install in minutes with no specialist IT configuration
-- Opportunity to provide customers the best TV viewing experience with
high speed data and video streaming throughout the house
-- Ability to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots with Wi-Fi extension; increasing
coverage around the home
-- No new cables to run or holes to drill
-- Ability to connect up to 16 devices on the same network within the home
"Wired connectivity remains an essential part of the home entertainment network -- especially in Europe where we see a growing trend for Internet connectivity, content and services on Smart TVs, through online gaming and catch up TV," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity Products, Entropic Communications. "Because of this trend, we continue to expand our market in Europe. Our relationship with Asheridge is another strong proof point where the need for MoCA as a high performance, robust and reliable Internet connectivity backbone is required to distribute HD and online video across multiple CE devices at the same time."
The echoBox is currently available in Europe through Asheridge Communications' home installer network. For more information about Entropic's MoCA silicon visit: www.entropic.com. For further information on the echoBox, visit: http://www.ethernetovercoax.co.uk/, email email@example.com, or call +44(0)1494 794770.
About Asheridge Communications
Asheridge Communications is a well-established equipment supplier focused on supplying Custom Installers and European cable operators with unparalleled service and technology. From the end customer through to complex headend signal management systems, we offer professional advice and products, stocked in our multiple European warehouse locations. Our wide product offering also extends to Telco, Broadcast and In-Home signal distribution. Maintaining a manufacturing and testing facility in the UK enables us to respond quickly to customer demand. Asheridge is a responsive, resourceful partner for your next-gen network requirements; with your ideas and designs we can create innovative, tailored solutions. That is The Connected Advantage.
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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