CableLabs and MoCA Establish Formal Cooperation Agreement Benefiting Service Providers and Consumers

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES


SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of shared interests in the ongoing development and proliferation of coaxial cable as the standard home entertainment networking medium, CableLabs(r) and MoCA (tm) have formally established a cooperative relationship.

While both organizations will continue to develop specifications independently, the two have agreed to share published and draft specifications as well as proposed documentation to ensure seamless integration of each other's technology within the home.

"Both organizations share a common interest and in some respects are kindred spirits," said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. "This ongoing working relationship and agreement benefits service providers and the consumer to ensure interoperability within the home environment."

CableLabs and MoCA have always operated separately but in parallel. Both organizations acknowledge the benefits of cooperation and have gone to great lengths to ensure uninterrupted video delivery to consumers as well as suppliers.

"MoCA is in alignment with CableLabs' forming liaisons with numerous entities in order to help the cable industry integrate new technologies into their service offerings," said Ralph Brown, Chief Technology Officer of CableLabs. "Each organization recognizes the benefits the other brings to the table. While we will both operate independently, we intend to be mindful of ensuring mutual compatibility of specifications and technologies."

About 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 alliance operates under reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing (RAND).

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CableLabs is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.



        

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