Entropic Communictions had lots of news at IBC, relating to MoCA, EoC, and RVU.
Finnish operator Blue Lake Communications has deployed InCoax’s Gigabit over Coax Access (GoCA) technology, which leverages Entropic’s Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) solution, based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard. Blue Lake Communications is part of the Finnish Finnet group of 29 local telecom companies and serves approximately 15,000 subscribers in the eastern part of Finland. BLC deployed the GoCA broadband access platform over existing coax networks in apartment houses and buildings to offer subscribers new premium services such as high speed Internet, IPTV, IP-telephony and video-on-demand.
In other news, European manufacturer Technetix will bring Entropic Communications’ Ethernet-to-Coax Network Adapter (TECB-D01), powered by Entropic’s MoCA- based silicon solution, to the European market. The device provides a plug-and-play installation onto an existing home coaxial wall socket to create a high-speed, whole-home entertainment backbone.
Entropic also announced its Broadband Access silicon solution in combination with LG Electronic’s Pro:Centric hospitality TV solution, allowing for broadband service to be delivered to hotel rooms where there is not a dedicated Ethernet broadband infrastructure wire to each room. This Entropic design win enables both TV and broadband service to hotel rooms over existing coaxial cable, allowing guests to take advantage of new infotainment and over-the-top (OTT) video services via the hotel room TV.
Finally, Entropic showcased its RVU Alliance remote user interface technology and DirecTV’s multi-room DVR service at IBC. The demonstration leveraged equipment being deployed in the United States by the satellite operator to deliver multi-room DVR services, as well as the Remote User Interface (RUI) solutions based on the publicly available RVU standard. Devices used in the demonstration included the DirecTV RVU-enabled HR34 Home Media Server and the recently RVU-certified Pace C30 thin client set-top box, both powered by Entropic’s MoCA silicon and software.