MoCA: We’re Ready For 2.0 Certification Testing

Las Vegas – International CES -- The Multimedia over Coax Alliance said its Certification Program for products implementing the 2.0 version of the MoCA specs for in-home networking over coax lines is now available to all members. 

Upon passage of certification, companies receive a certificate documenting and officially acknowledging that the capabilities and features of the submitted product have passed the required interoperability testing authorized by the Alliance.

"With the completion of this tireless effort by our Certification Working Group members, we are open for business to begin testing MoCA 2.0. We already have several manufacturers in line to begin their certifications,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA, in a statement.

MoCA 2.0 Golden Nodes, for testing of interoperability, are available from both Broadcom and Entropic.

MoCA has become a go-to technology for distribution of video delivered via whole-home DVRs. Vendors have also developed other MoCA-based products, including stand-alone adapters.

MoCA 2.0 offers two performance modes: 400 Mbps (standard) and 800 Mbps (enhanced/turbo). MoCA 2.0 was ratified by the Alliance in mid-2010. Here’s a current list of MoCA-certified products.