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  Date: 21st Jun 2011

Network Adapter from Actiontec for streaming media content to home electronic devices

Actiontec Electronics and Entropic Communications, Inc. have together announced the MoCA featured Multi-LAN Network with a speed capability up to 175 Mbps for wireless networks inside homes.

This network adapter streams multiples HD video to wired and wireless devices, including iPads and connected TVs. Actiontec's Multi-LAN Network Adapter is powered by Entropic' MoCA semiconductor tech.

The MoCA significantly improve the signal in rooms where Wi-Fi connectivity is low or non-existent. As a result, consumers can have a high quality Wi-Fi signal in former dead spots -- for example, connecting a gaming console in the garage or streaming an HD movie on a tablet in any room of the home -- delivering on the promise of a better whole-home wireless entertainment experience, particularly for more demanding online applications such as gaming and streaming HD movies.

This Multi-LAN Network Adapter has four Ethernet ports enabling connect multiple CE devices in a single location, such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, or connected TVs. Consumers can easily connect their CE devices to the Internet and experience all their connected devices have to offer without having to string Ethernet cables through the home or invest in an expensive wiring project.

"Today's consumers want any content on any device, anywhere and everywhere in the home. Our new adapter brings superior wireless connectivity to even the most challenging places in the home. The versatile adapter gives consumers more options and flexibility for connecting their devices to the Internet by leveraging the coax backbone already in place in their home," said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics.

"We've reached an inflection point, where consumers expect a strong wireless link everywhere in their home to best experience their tablets, laptops, connected TVs, Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, and game consoles," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic. "The high throughput and reliability offered by Actiontec's new Multi-LAN Network Adapter ensures the link between all devices within the home is not degraded, providing the best possible wired and Wi-Fi performance and quality-of-service assurance to confidently stream and access high-definition videos and multimedia content."

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