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MoCA Completes 8-Node Plugfest

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) announced completion of its first �Plugfest�. At the Plugfest, eight member companies tested eight products to verify that they interoperate and perform at levels consistent with the specifications set by the MoCA Certification Board. The Plugfest featured an 8-node MoCA network using all companies� products simultaneously sharing three HD videos, eight SD videos, and interactive gaming for a total of more than 90 Mbps of full motion, no excuses digital entertainment.

Companies taking part in thePlugfest included Actiontec Electronics, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Mototech, Panasonic, 2Wire, and Westell Technologies, which tested various home networking products including, residential gateways, Ethernet/coax bridges, reference designs, and chipsets. Comcast and Verizon attended the Plugfest as observer proctors. By participating in Plugfest, these vendors were able to increase their ability to have their products pass the suite of certification tests and become �MoCA Certified�, upon completion of the first certification wave, which is expected to take place in December.

MoCA is about to become the first home networking alliance to have logo-certified multi-sourced, interoperable products that can deliver multiple streams of HD video and other digital entertainment throughout the home. As MoCA was launched less than two years ago, the imminent certification of products represents one of the fastest implementations of a technology by an industry alliance.

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