OCTOBER 22, 2007 -- The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA; search for MoCA) has announced the ratification and immediate availability of MoCA 1.1. This new extension of the standard for home entertainment networks over coax incorporates parameterized quality of service (PQoS) for bandwidth management and prioritization of multiple streams of HD content, and packet aggregation achieving net throughputs of 175 Mbits/sec. MoCA 1.1 also includes an increase in network size from the current eight nodes to 16.
The previous MoCA standard supported 100 Mbits/sec.
"Service providers are always looking for better methods of bandwidth management for premium services and content," said Dr. Anton Monk, MoCA CTO. "They recognize the compelling value of converged services such as premium content, personal content, and the desire for Internet-based services. All of these services need to coexist on a single in-home network but there is a real need to protect and guarantee the bandwidth for the premium/pay services in order to ensure the quality of experience expected by the consumer.
"This extension has immediate benefits for end-consumers as well, as they can accessorize the network with other MoCA certified devices and continue to access content anytime and anywhere without disruption and without any reconfiguration of their network," added Dr. Monk.
Increasing node capacity to opens up other markets such as retail, the alliance believes.