Hitachi Telecom Joins Multimedia over Coax Alliance as First Associate Member; Momentum Continues to Build for Home Networking of Digital Entertainment Using In-Home Coaxial Cable.ATLANTA -- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :HIT) and Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. today announced that Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance The Multimedia over Coax Alliance develops specifications for home networking over in-home coaxial cable, which is commonly used for antenna connections to TVs and radios, and cable TV. (MoCA) as the organization's first Associate Member. Hitachi is the world's leading provider of Fiber to the Premises Fiber to the premises (FTTP) is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery in which an optical fiber is run directly onto the customers' premises. This contrasts with other fiber-optic communication delivery strategies such as fiber to the node (FTTN), fiber to the curb (FTTP (Fiber To The Premises) The installation of optical fiber from the carrier directly into the home or office. Also called "fiber to the home" (FTTH). See PON and FTTC. See also FTP. ) equipment, with over 800,000 subscriber connections in service. FTTP networks are increasingly being used to provide triple play (video, voice, data) services to homes and businesses.
MoCA develops and promotes specifications for the transport of digital entertainment and information content over in-home coaxial cable. Coax is the optimal solution for home networking of digital entertainment as it is already wired to virtually every video device in the home. By tapping into the unused bandwidth available on coax installed within homes, MoCA's technology delivers HD and DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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FTTP solutions deliver multiple services to the home via a single optical fiber cable -- a very efficient method of service delivery from an outside plant infrastructure point of view. Because coaxial cable is ubiquitous and has significant spare bandwidth, the ability to use this ready-made infrastructure combined with the FTTP solution for the connection of computers, telephones, and IP video -- in addition to RF video -- is very attractive to end users and service providers alike.
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3. David Foote, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., "Fiber to the 'X' technology is gaining a strong foothold as the ultimate broadband delivery platform for residential and commercial multimedia services." Continued Mr. Foote, "An obstacle in the past has been the requirement to provide multiple types of wiring within the residence to provide video, voice and data services in their legacy formats. The specifications and solutions being developed by MoCA will help the end-user by eliminating or minimizing the cost and effort associated with specialized in-home wiring needed to take advantage of the higher bandwidths offered by FTTP."
MoCA now 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. "The participation by major vendors such as Hitachi demonstrates the critical mass that has developed for MoCA and its technology," said Ladd Wardani, President of MoCA and Vice President of Entropic Communications. "We welcome Hitachi, and look forward to its participation in our growing alliance."
About Hitachi's FTTP Product Family
Hitachi's FTTP platform is a family of products that provides ultra high bandwidth communication services to residential, business and institutional subscribers using a single optical fiber direct to the subscriber's premises. Hitachi's products for North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. are compliant with ITU-T See ITU.
ITU-T - International Telecommunications Union standards such as GPON See PON. , providing further assurance that service providers will have maximum flexibility in implementing FTTP solutions as speeds and capabilities increase in the future.
About Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc.
Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets telecommunications equipment for the North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. market. The company offers access systems such as Ethernet-optimized BPON See PON. and ITU-compliant 'triple play' systems for Fiber-to-the-Premises applications, and ultra high-speed optical networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber. equipment such as DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing and SONET systems. For more information on Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., visit http://www.hitachitelecom.com.
Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi America, visit http://www.hitachi.us.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 347,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,027.0 billion yen ($84.4 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Website at http://www.hitachi.com.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance was formed to provide 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. For more information on MoCA and for information on how to become an associate member, please see www.mocalliance.org.