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Netgear sampling MoCA-to-Wi-Fi extender

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 1:23pm
Brian Santo

Netgear is sampling a MoCA-to-Wi-Fi extender based on Entropic’s silicon and software. Netgear’s WM2500RP extender is designed for service providers to use to boost coverage in whole-home video and data installations.

The device delivers more than 400 Mbps of usable MAC (medium access control) throughput, Entropic noted. That transmission rate is considered sufficient to distribute even Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video.

"We continue to expand our portfolio of service provider-based home networking products, enabling them to realize increased capex benefits without having to sacrifice features, performance or reliability," said Naveen Chhangani, Netgear’s director product management, service provider business.

"Nothing beats a wired home network for carrying premium video content throughout the home. That's why we chose Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution as the backbone technology to distribute IP video from our media gateways and provide unconstrained WiFi bandwidth to every corner of the home with our MoCA2.0-to-WiFi adapter,” Chhangani said.

Product samples of the Netgear MoCA-to-WiFi extenders with Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution are available today, the companies said.

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