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MoCA certification program initiated

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 1:26pm
Brian Santo

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Certification Program for products implementing the MoCA 2.0 specification is now available to all members.

Upon passage of certification, companies receive a certificate documenting and officially acknowledging that the capabilities and features of the submitted product have passed the required interoperability testing authorized by the Alliance, the organization said.

"With the completion of this tireless effort by our Certification Working Group members, we are open for business to begin testing MoCA 2.0. We already have several manufacturers in line to begin their certifications," said Charles Cerino, president, MoCA.

MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes, for testing of interoperability, are available from both Broadcom and Entropic.

"The availability of the MoCA 2.0 certification test program and the corresponding golden nodes are important milestones for MoCA, enabling the rapid development and deployment of the technology globally," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, global marketing, Entropic. "As a supplier of golden nodes for all MoCA certification programs, we are fully committed to ensuring that MoCA technology, and specifically MoCA 2.0, delivers a highly-efficient, affordable and reliable whole-home entertainment network."

"The MoCA certification program for MoCA 2.0 products will enable manufacturers to verify their next generation of connected home technology products," said Stephen Palm, senior technical director, Broadcom and MoCA Certification Board Chair. "The MoCA 2.0 golden nodes enable a fast path to product certification with high-performance throughout the home for cable, satellite, xDSL, xPON and IP set-top box products."

National Technical Systems, based in Culver City, CA, is the exclusive certification testing facility for MoCA 2.0.

MoCA 2.0 offers two performance modes of 400 Mbps and 800 Mbps net throughputs (MAC rate), respectively. MoCA 2.0 supports packet error rates (PER) as low as one in 100 million with a nominal latency of 3.6ms. In addition, standby and sleep modes are included in the specification to help with overall power management in the network.

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