SCTE: D-Link launches MoCA bridges for home-wide HD streaming

Michelle Clancy | 19-10-2012

D-Link has launched the WECB Wireless MoCA and ECB MoCA bridges for cable operators to roll out to their connected home customers.

Launching at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, the products are designed to provide wall-to-wall connectivity throughout a home, using unused bandwidth on a home's existing coaxial wiring to deliver more throughput for HD streaming and online gaming, and streaming multimedia to wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Using a home's existing coaxial cable, Wireless MoCA bridge and MoCA bridge use Ethernet Wi-Fi to blanket an area, even hard-to-reach spots such as those with concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings or other architectural impediments could inhibit a wireless signal.

Equipped with a built-in wireless access point, the WECB MoCA Bridge also allows users to wirelessly stream photos, video and files directly to connected devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. In addition, both the WECB Wireless MoCA bridge and ECB MoCA bridge use separate frequencies to trasmit data and will not interrupt TV transmission.

"Committed to providing cable operators with industry-leading home networking equipment, D-Link's latest offerings are designed to meet the growing demand for a strong and reliable Internet network at every spot within the home," said Eli Gavra, senior vice president for the service provider business unit at D-Link. "By using a home's existing cable wiring, D-Link's new Wireless MoCA bridge and MoCA bridge offer wired and wireless Internet access in rooms where a single gateway router cannot reach allowing customers to seamlessly stream HD videos, photos and more to the furthest corners of a home."

Both products will be available in the first quarter of 2013 via service providers.