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Actiontec Electronics MoCA Network Adapter
MSRP: $129.99 for the Kit
Actiontec’s MoCA Network Adapter (ECB2500c) gives cable subscribers an easy way to connect their home entertainment devices to the Internet, without having to string Ethernet cable throughout the home. The adapter utilizes MoCA (Multimedia over Coax) technology to turn the home’s existing coaxial wires into a high-performance Ethernet network. Easy to use, the MoCA Network Adapter offers endless possibilities for network expansion over existing wiring configurations and brings the future of multimedia experiences to today’s homes.
By supporting the latest MoCA technology (MoCA 1.1), the ECB2200V is able to deliver up to 175 Mbps net throughput and an unparalleled user experience via parameterized quality of service (PQoS). As a result, it’s an ideal solution for bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video streaming (with multiple simultaneous HD streams), online gaming, and high-speed networking.
The adapter is compatible with most broadband services and passes U.S. CATV or terrestrial signals to televisions without any degradation.
Users simply plug the ECB2500c to their broadband router and another adapter to any Ethernet-ready device through their in-home coaxial cabling. Most do-it-yourself consumers can complete the installation in less than 5 minutes and installation professionals no longer need to pull cables throughout the house. It’s a perfect solution for adding high speed broadband access in homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings without the hassle and high cost of complex infrastructure modifications.
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The MoCA Network Adapter features Entropic's award-winning MoCA 1.1 chipset (c.LINK EN2210), the industry's first MoCA 1.1 enabled chipset. Using Entropic's pioneering technology, the adapter supports all the new and enhanced features of the MoCA 1.1 specification, including high speed (175 Mbps), Parameterized Quality of Service (PQoS), packet aggregation for increased throughput, 16-node support, remote diagnostic capabilities and preferred network coordination. The new PQoS technology delivers a superior multimedia experience, guaranteeing that the bandwidth needed to support video or other critical data flows is never compromised. PQoS expands on typical QoS protocols by reserving network bandwidth based on the specific data rate characteristics of the data transmitted.
While the MoCA Network Adapter features cutting-edge MoCA 1.1 technology, it also offers a price point lower than other MoCA adapters on the market, helping to expand user adoption of MoCA technology.
Additionally, Entropic and Actiontec have partnered on prior MoCA projects - in fact, millions of residential consumers have Entropic and Actiontec MoCA solutions running in their homes. By leveraging Entropic's leading silicon solutions and both companies' vast experience, the Actiontec MoCA Network Adapter is a top-of-the-line solution for in-home distribution.
In addition, the new ECB2500 is extremely affordable, and is priced under the previous generation Actiontec MoCA Network Adapter (ECB2200).
More and more electronic devices are shipping with Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity - from set top boxes and media centers to DVRs, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles and more. Yet, most consumers struggle to find a way to connect these devices in the home theater, den, or bedroom to their broadband connection without undertaking a costly rewiring project or using wireless networking (which is not ideal for distributing HD video or other demanding multimedia applications).
Actiontec's MoCA Network Adapter gives consumers a networking alternative that's simpler and more affordable than Ethernet cabling and more reliable than wireless. As most homes are already wired with coaxial cable, particularly around the entertainment center, coax provides the perfect conduit for a broadband connection.
As a result, home theater installers or custom installation (CI) professionals no longer need to pull cabling in order to bring a high-performance broadband network connection to the home theater. Connections can be set up in minutes without the hassle or high costs of infrastructure modifications - delivering a rich online experience to high-end installations and the average household alike.
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products, including Gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed bonded VDSL2 gateways, 4G LTE routers, DSL modems, and whole-home networking solutions, are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. Alongside our service provider partners, we’re turning the promise of the digital lifestyle into reality, enabling consumers to enjoy any content on any device in any room in the house.
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