3rd Certification Wave From Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Nets 17 Certified Product Interfaces

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES


DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) TelcoTV -- The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA-TM) recently certified its seventeenth product interface. MoCA certified products now include a complete digital entertainment home networking ecosystem for triple play. This MoCA ecosystem incorporates DVR set-top boxes, client set top boxes, Ethernet to coax bridges, Optical Network Terminals (ONT), and broadband home routers (BHR). Hitachi (NYSE:HIT), Motorola (NYSE:MOT), and Actiontec participated in this certification wave and certified DVR Set Top Boxes, gigabit Optical Network Terminals and BHRs respectively.

Hitachi's AMN1220 GST is the first GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) ONT is now MoCA certified. The Hitachi AMN1220 GST, located at an individual residence, connects the residence to the ultra-fast gigabit passive optical network, which operates at 2.4Gbps downstream and 1.2Gbps upstream. Within the residence, the GST delivers video and data services over coaxial cable to MoCA-enabled communication and entertainment devices. Voice is typically provided using the Hitachi GST's POTS interfaces. Motorola, Inc.'s QIP6416 supports IP delivery of video to a single TV or networked whole home services through an IP network in addition to providing all the feature sets and capabilities of Motorola digital cable set-tops. Actiontec's ECB1500 MoCA adapter offers fast and reliable IPTV and Internet access.

MoCA technology, embedded in these products enables triple-play content, including well over net 100Mbps of multiple HDTV and SDTV programs, high-speed data, gaming, voice and any other services over IP (internet protocol), through the existing in-home coaxial wiring.

"To date, MoCA is the only triple play standards organization that has a fully compliant certification program. This can be attributed to our member companies and their dedicated hard work. After just two years, MoCA's certification process allows for multiple types of interfaces and products to be MoCA certified," said Ladd Wardani, President of MoCA.

This certification wave was an official MoCA event where vendors and MoCA members submitted products with MoCA interfaces to verify interoperability, functionality and performance based on a suite of certification tests chosen by the MoCA Certification Board. Representatives of the Certification Board monitored all testing. Successful products were awarded MoCA certification, which allowed a vendor to use the MoCA logo and claim compliance to the MoCA MAC/PHY v1.0 ratified standard. In Q1 of 2007, companies will be able to run through the certification tests at MoCA qualified 3rd party labs, with the MoCA Certification Board then reviewing results and awarding certification.

MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products.

The MoCA BoD includes Comcast, Cox Communications, EchoStar Technologies, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Panasonic, RadioShack, Toshiba and Verizon. For more information, please visit http://www.mocalliance.org/.

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Actiontec

Actiontec Electronics develops products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of solutions for the digital life, Actiontec's products include broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices, sold through retail channels and broadband service providers; and the VoSKY family of Skype-certified products that allow consumers to make Internet calls anywhere and anytime, sold through online and retail channels. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.

Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT)(TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. offers ITU-compliant fiber-to-the-Premises solutions and other ultra high-speed optical networking equipment for the North American telecommunications market. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's websites at http://www.hitachi.com and www.hitachitelecom.com.

Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of U.S. $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.



        

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