Entropic Communications and Zenverge, a developer of advanced media integrated circuits (ICs) for the connected home, are co-developing solutions and aligning product roadmaps for the delivery of content with transcoding technology over a Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) 2.0 home network. In addition, Entropic has made an investment in Zenverge totaling $10 million.
Building on the partnership between the two companies announced earlier this year, a combined Entropic-Zenverge solution will enable service providers to leverage their investment in MoCA networks to expand the number and types of display devices on which their subscribers can consume content. With high definition (HD) transcoding from Zenverge and MoCA 2.0 performance from Entropic, pay-TV, over-the-top or personal video content can be streamed from a DVR, a network attached storage (NAS) device, or a personal computer (PC) and converted to a format most suitable for viewing on tablets, smartphones, or laptops. This content can either be watched immediately in a connected mode, or later from content stored locally.