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what is MoCA?


Many people ask what is MoCA.  Most responses are a cup of Joe or Java.  However, MoCA (Multimedia of Coax Alliance) is a worldwide accepted wired networking technology, initially for home entertainment networking, capable of delivering the fastest networking connection to any device needing to reach the internet.

As consumer viewing habits evolve, the market demands networking solutions that are future proof.  Streaming your favorite show from the cloud, OTT services from Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu, or “out of this world” gaming experiences all demand low latency, high bandwidth, error free network connections – this where MoCA excels.

Surfing the Internet I ran into this article from Jason Palmer discussing MoCA.  Take a moment and read it; he gives a good explanation of MoCA.

February 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

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 cloud assets) that are planned to bring life back into Verizon.  The OnCue acquisition, along with an investment in CDN Edgecast, helps Verizon enhance its WebTV position.  Within the home, Verizon is likely to use MoCA to connect their OnCue solutions from within the home to the outside world.  MoCA enables the best in home network connection.

February 10, 2014 at 11:50 pm Leave a comment

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 per second, which translates into about 7 gigabytes of usage per hour…”  To get those data rates reliably to the 4K TV set, consumers should consider adding a MoCA connection to their home network to get a cleanest No New Wires connection from their modem to the TV. 

Coming to the rescue is Netflix – at least from the content perspective.  In an article in CMO read what industry insiders have to say about 4K, the challenges, and what’ happening regarding content at Netflix.  See complete article by clicking here

December 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

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 home.  MoCA 1.1 delivers 175Mbps of uninterrupted bandwidth to where you need it, i.e. your connected TV and Blu-ray player to get the best Netflix, Hulu, or other OTT service experience. Additionally, the MoCA 1.1 network off loads congestion often found on WiFi.  This improves the users overall WiFi experience on tablets and other mobile devices.  Finally, get connected directly to your gateway from any room by adding a MoCA ECA (Ethernet cable adapter) or WECA (Wireless Ethernet Cable Adapter) in that room.  No need to run a long Ethernet cable draped across the floor.  The SBG6782 can be purchased at Best Buy and Target.  Image

October 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

MoCA, A Great Way to Supercharge PS4


The newly unveiled PlayStation 4 (PS4) is “Sony’s most powerful platform ever” according to Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House.   However, it will be the PS4’s ability to stay attuned to consumer’s changing behavior and the gamer’s change of play that will make it standout.  One of PS4’s priorities is “ease of access regardless of location or device” that will drive the need for a robust home network. Adding a MoCA coax to Ethernet adapter in the home can bring out the best of the platform’s capabilities.

Clearly, Sony’s ambition for PlayStation 4 to deliver a revolutionary experience for gamers and average consumers relies on reaching the Internet reliably and consistently.  PS4 promises a new way to receive games, to deliver and view content, a new gamer’s social networking with real-time peer interactivity – all delivered through the Internet.  Bringing the Internet directly to the PS4 is the only way to take advantages of these new and exciting features.

The consumer’s PS4 experience will certainly be influenced by the performance of their in-home network.  Using Wi-Fi to connect the PS4 to the Internet is the way that first comes to mind.  However, with Wi-Fi’s range challenges, contention with cellular phone radios for the same frequency band and bandwidth, its proximity with microwave ovens, and the sharing of bandwidth with DECT wireless phones, Wi-Fi could be PS4’s Achilles heel.  Contrary, MoCA Ethernet adapters are not affected by these constraints and can provide a direct connection to the internet without adding new any wires.

Today,“Gaming consoles have transformed into entertainment hubs for people to stream movies or YouTube videos” from the internet. Unknown to most consumers, MoCA networks already exist in many US pay-TV cable, satellite and Verizon FIOS homes. Many of these game consoles can already be found in these MoCA enabled homes (cable, satellite, and IP STB’s that support multi-room DVR).  Adding a MoCA adapter to the back of a PlayStation 4 brings the Internet directly to the back of the game console and connects it to the existing MoCA network. Once on the network the game console can also be used for sharing photos, home movies and any other personal media on the TV.

Moreover, MoCA is not solely applicable to MoCA enabled households.  MoCA can be added to any household with an Internet connection and cable TV wiring – otherwise known as coax wires. In the US, for example, over 90% of the homes have coax that can support MoCA.  Therefore in the majority of homes, the Internet can be extended directly to where it’s being used (living room, bedroom, den, family room) vs. receiving it from across the house wirelessly where the signal can be greatly attenuated due to the distance and obstructions such as walls and floors.

Gaming consoles capable of video streaming have become an integral part of our lives and we expect PS4 to affect us similarly.  Designed to entertain, these consoles have become gateways of electronic interactivity that take us to different places, sometimes to different worlds through the power of our imagination, some software, maybe a cloud, but certainly through the Internet.  However, existing home networking technologies have left us wanting more.  Limited network speed and the lack of available bandwidth have forced us to accept poor images, buffering, and dropped programs.  But MoCA can change that.

Today MoCA delivers up to 175 Mbps for on-demand, interactive games, and the streaming of video’s and music through the homes cable TV wiring.  The fact that MoCA is the choice of most multi-room DVR companies for networking is a strong endorsement of its capabilities.  In the very near future, MoCA will reach speeds of 1 Gbps.   Who knows what else the future will bring us with a blazing network connection, maybe holographic characters in our home?  Remember, all we want is great user experience: no delays!  No buffering! No stuck downloads – MoCA is here today.

March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm 2 comments

New MoCA Installation Videos on YouTube

New installation videos are now available on YouTube showing how to install MoCA adapters with various connected devices including Internet TVs, Bluray Players, Game Consoles, Slingbox, TiVo, etc…  Stay tuned for more videos on MoCA installation, operation and features – subscribe to our MoCABlog YouTube channel today !

March 28, 2011 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

MoCA POE Filters and Splitters Explained

In this video, you will learn some MoCA basics, what is a POE filter, and how a MoCA filter-splitter is used.  This is for the advanced MoCA user who wants to improve his MoCA network performance and support more MoCA devices in the home.

To watch the video click here

June 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm 8 comments

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