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Learn about and Install MoCA in 7 steps

Often its easier to copy how others have installed their new wiz bang product vs. going at on your own.  MoCA is no exception.  Surprisingly, MoCA has been around since 2005 and has been adopted by almost every major Multichannel Video Service provider in North America.  However, MoCA is not as widely known by the…

Amazon and Google Team up for Gaming

Gaming has become a mainstay of the North American household.  Lead by Sony, Nintendo, and later Microsoft, game boxes first entertained users with mesmerizing games. However, the box continues to morph adding capabilities like online gaming, video streaming, TV watching, social networking, and many other capabilities and uses.  However, game boxes are more than about…

Netgear MoCA 2.0 Certification

  MoCA continues to reach new milestones of successes.  Earlier this year, the MoCA alliance announced the availability of a MoCA 2.0 certification program.  This is where companies certify their products to ensure compatibly across suppliers.  On 2/28/14, an announcement of first MoCA 2.0 certified product from Netgear was made.  The WM2500RP is a MoCA…

Motorola/Arris SBM1000 MoCA Adapter kit

    The retail market continues to grow with MoCA adapters.  Recently, Arris/Motorola introduced the SBM1000 MoCA adapter kit.  Known as the Surboard Smart Video Adapters, the kit includes two devices and all the hardware required to install your MoCA to adapters in your home.  The kit say’s its compatible with cable, Verizon, and direcTV…

Verizon, the next WebTV

WebTV lives on.  Co-Founder, Steve Perlman invented the concept back in 1995 along with fellow partners Bruce Leak and Phil Goldman.  Nineteen years later, the concept has blossomed to include OTT, cloud services, TV everywhere and other services yet to be seen.  Recently, Verizon acquired the Intel Media assets that include OnCue (a combination of…

ULTRA HD Coming in 2014

  Ultra High Definition (U HD), or 4K as it’s commonly referred to, is coming to us soon.  Consumers are slowly turning to 4K and buying 4K TV sets but where is the content?  And, According to technology blogger Peter Nowak some, “Streaming ultra HD will likely require a dedicated connection of about 15 megabits…

Motorola Surfboard SBG6782-AC Gateway by ARRIS

  Check out this revolutionary gateway product: A single box with the DOCSIS 3.0 + 802.11AC and MoCA 1.1.  Upgrade your home’s gateway to DOCSIS 3.0 and enable a high-speed Ethernet network via your home’s coaxial cabling by using MoCA 1.1.  Use this network to stream high quality HDTV video to any room in your…