Westell Technologies Inc. said it will outfit a new line of DSL and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) video gateways with MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology.
MoCA, which counts Comcast Corp., EchoStar Communications and chipmaker Entropic Communications among its backers, uses existing coax in the home to distribute video (including high-definition fare) and other content at a PHY rate of 270 Mbps, and a theoretical MAC throughput of 135 Mbps.
Westell will incorporate MoCA into its family of “UltraLine II” video gateways. The company ‘s IIe model is for direct fiber connections; the IIb device is for bonded ADSL environments; and the IIv model is designed for VDSL2 connections. All models are also expected to support 802.11g.
Westell is demonstrating the new line of gateways at next week’s TelcoTV conference in San Diego.