Actiontec Electronics, Mototech and Netopia join digital entertainment home networking alliance
SAN RAMON, CA, November 7, 2005 - Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA) announced that Actiontec Electronics, Mototech and Netopia (Pink Sheets: NTPA.PK) have become Associate Members. These home broadband product vendors join key digital entertainment service providers - cable, satellite, and telecom, as well as leading networking equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers in support of the first home networking solution that delivers multiple streams of HD video and other digital entertainment throughout the home.
By joining MoCA, these new members gain full access to MoCA specifications and licensing for use in developing "MoCA certified" products. Only MoCA members can offer products that have been certified to interoperate with other products to seamlessly deliver HDTV and DVD quality digital entertainment and high -speed data throughout the home. The first "MoCA certified" products are expected to be announced in December.
Actiontec is dedicated to enriching consumers' lives with great connectivity solutions. Motivated by the all -digital -lifestyle vision, Actiontec's products enable broadband service providers to deliver innovative communication and entertainment experiences. "MoCA technology is a critical component of our next generation routers that are launching in Q4, 2005 In working closely with the broadband providers, we foresee a very promising future for MoCA and its capabilities," said Dave Appleman, Actiontec VP of Business Development.
Mototech is a global Original Design Manufacturer specialist in the broadband and data networking market. Mototech delivers complete broadband triple -play CPE solutions for the broadband home. Mototech offers VoIP, digital media, wireless and data networking products in a total package.
Netopia is a market leader in broadband customer premises equipment, TR -069 remote management software, and broadband services. Netopia's residential broadband gateways and modems are designed to allow service providers to deliver revenue -enhancing services to residential subscribers with reduced operational costs - from triple play voice, video, and data services to high -speed data.
"Netopia, Mototech and Actiontec Electronics joining MoCA underscore the broad -based adoption of MoCA as the network backbone for HD video throughout the home," said Ladd Wardani, President of MoCA and Vice President of Entropic Communications. "We look forward to these new members offering "MoCA certified" products to service providers and end users of digital entertainment."
The MoCA standard ensures the delivery of HD and DVD quality digital entertainment and high -speed data throughout the home without glitches or freezes. Moreover, as coax is already wired in more than 95 million homes in the United States, most consumers can easily implement a home network with MoCA certified products from service providers without the need for new connections, wiring, point of entry devices or truck rolls.
MoCA's Board of Directors include Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), Cox Communications, EchoStar (NASDAQ: DISH), Entropic Communications, Linksys, a division of Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Panasonic (NYSE: MC), Radio Shack (NYSE: RSH), Toshiba and Verizon (NYSE: VZ).
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics is a supplier of products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of the "digital life," Actiontec develops devices and services including broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices. Actiontec products are sold through both retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Reading, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, phone 408 -752 -7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.
Mototech is a global ODM specialist in the broadband and data networking market. Founded in 1988, the company has deployed millions of networking devices worldwide. Mototech's headquarter is located in Taiwan's Science -based Industrial Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Mototech delivers complete broadband triple -play CPE solutions catering for the broadband home. Mototech's product range includes EMTA, SMTA, IAD, Broadcast and IP STB, Digital Media Player, Video Phone and Wireless Residential Gateway. For more information, visit www.mototech.com.tw.
Netopia, Inc. is a market leader in broadband customer premises equipment, remote management software, and broadband services. Netopia offers carrier -class wired and wireless modems, routers, and gateways. Netopia gateways serve markets from residential through enterprise -scale distributed businesses, and enable broadband access for voice, video, data, and other services. Netopia's Wi -Fi CERTIFIED™ gateways feature 3 -D Reach® technology for enhanced wireless range, security, and performance. Netopia's remote management software enables service provisioning, monitoring, and remote control for broadband gateways and personal computers, and is designed to meet the requirements of a full range of users: individual -to -individual, carrier -to -customer, and help desk -to -users. Netopia's broadband services include Wi -Fi hot spots for local and nationwide networks of small venues, Web site and remote control service hosting, and parental controls. Netopia has established strategic business relationships with leading carriers and broadband service providers including Belgacom, BellSouth, Covad Communications, EarthLink, eircom, Hong Kong Telecom/PCCW, MegaPath Networks, Netifice, SBC Communications, Swisscom, and Verizon.
Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Netopia's common stock trades on the pink sheets under the symbol "NTPA.PK." Further information about Netopia can be obtained via phone (510) 420 -7400, fax (510) 420 -7601, or on the Web at www.netopia.com.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) provides the solution for home networking digital entertainment without compromise. The mission of the alliance is to develop industry specifications and interoperability certification for delivering high bandwidth digital content over in -home coaxial cables. MoCA members gain access to specifications, plugfests, certification waves, and licensing guarantees for use in developing MoCA certified products. MoCA stands alone as the only home networking alliance to include Tier 1 members from each of the key digital entertainment service providers - cable, satellite, and telecom, as well as leading networking equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers. For more information on MoCA, please see www.mocalliance.org.