MoCA launches 2.0 certification program

MOCAMOCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) has opened its Certification Program for products implementing the MoCA 2.0 specification.

MoCA 2.0 supports packet error rates (PER) as low as one in 100 million with a nominal latency of 3.6ms.  In addition, standby and sleep modes are included in the specification to help with overall power management in the network.

“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, MoCA.

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

“The availability of the MoCA 2.0 certification test program and the corresponding golden nodes are important milestones for MoCA, enabling the rapid development and deployment of the technology globally,” said Matt Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Entropic. “As a supplier of golden nodes for all MoCA certification programs, we are fully committed to ensuring that MoCA technology, and specifically MoCA 2.0, delivers a highly-efficient, affordable and reliable whole-home entertainment network.”

National Technical Systems, Inc, based in Culver City, CA, is the exclusive certification testing facility for MoCA 2.0.