Thursday, June 30, 2011

NDS joins MoCA

SAN RAMON, USA: NDS, a leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) as an Associate member.

NDS is engaged in a number of service provider projects featuring MoCA. NDS is responsible for the middleware and user experience in Liberty Global's planned Multimedia Home Gateway, which includes MoCA technology.

NDS is also a professional services and integration partner of MoCA Board member, Cox Communications. NDS was the prime integrator for Cox Communications' next-generation HD EPG, which included the implementation of Cox's MoCA-based multi-room DVR solution as part of the service.

"A significant number of our service provider customers are looking at rolling out whole-home entertainment networking solutions so now is the right time to join MoCA. The home network will likely be a blend of different wired and wireless networking technologies, and MoCA technology is a proven wired contender," said Jesper Knutsson, vice president and general manager of sales, NDS, Americas.

"NDS' decision to join MoCA underlines how important in-home networking is becoming for service providers. NDS' membership represents a significant first for MoCA: it is the first conditional access and middleware vendor to join the alliance," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president.

MoCA is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking and the only standard in deployment in all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and telco/IPTV). MoCA is included in the DLNA stack and the IEEE 802.1AS standard.

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