MoCA has joined CEDIA, in an effort to educate electronic system contractors about the technological and economic benefits of its technology for moving high-definition content around the home using already existing coaxial cabling in the home.
“The relationship between MoCA and CEDIA is mutually beneficial,” said Mike Ehlenberger, MoCA Chair of the Emerging Markets Task Force. “Retrofit environments are a key strategy for any ESC company. Working with CEDIA certified installers provides these installers and ESCs with an additional revenue stream while allowing MoCA-based products an additional channel into the home.”
“We have achieved overwhelming success in the pay TV operator channel and hope to do the same in the installer community,” said Rob Gelphman, chair of the MoCA marketing work group. “We intend to work very closely with the organization and its members via educational and brand awareness programs.
Recently, CEDIA nominated Actiontec Electronics’ Ethernet over Coax MoCA Network Adapter as a finalist for Best New Product.
In related news, TiVo Inc. has joined MoCA as an Associate-level member.
“TiVo has offered multi-room DVR functionality for years and sees the MoCA membership as a potential way to bring home networking to the next level,” said Jim Denney, vice president and general manager of product marketing for TiVo. “Integrating MoCA into our products will enable service providers to offer a simple home networking solution that offers unrivalled Quality of Service (QoS)”.
“HD DVRs are a vital component of the home entertainment system and TiVo’s membership substantiates the standard here in the United States,” said Charles Cerino, MoCA president. “TiVo will also expand our reach into Europe and Asia, where we continue to gain traction daily