News

 

Navigating the Bandwidth Boom

By Trevor Warner, President & Founder, Warner Consulting Group


10/8/2013

As a society, our Internet dependence is only in its infancy and hotels and guest scores are becoming tied to the bandwidth boom.  In Kansas City, Google implemented a fiber project in which they brought high bandwidth to residential homes.  Google divided the city into 202 fiberhoods.  If they pre-sold a designated amount of homes, they built out the network.  To date, they’ve built out 90% of the fiberhoods.  Customers who signed up had the option of 5MB for free or 1GB for $70 per month.  Comcast, in a race with Verizon FiOs is offering 305MB to residential customers.  Verizon FiOs has begun to offer 300MB; Time Warner, 100MB; and AT&T Uverse, 45MB.  The bandwidth race is on and this residential trend is setting hotel guest expectations for Internet quality and speed.  >> Click Here to read more >>

............................................................................................................................................


WiPNET WiFi for the Hospitality Industry – Dedicated WiFi Access Point in Every Room

06/25/2012

 

New networking solution to be showcased at Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) Booth 1649, June 25-28, 2012, in Baltimore, MD >> Click here to read more >> 

 

 

Hidden Wires Article

Wi3 CEO, Bill Thompson Article "Technology: Hastening the Demise of the Set-Top Box Using Coax Cable-Based Networking"

 

03/06/2012

 

>> Click here to read more >>

 

 

HomeToys Interview

Using WiPNET to Connect the Home With the Existing COAX Network 

 

03/02/2012

 

>> Click here to read more >>

 

  

CES 2012 Live JP Wi3

Wi3 Director of Marketing Adam Lenio Interview with TechPod News

 

02/06/2012

 

>> Click here to watch video >>

 

 

A Cyber Fellow

Wired Wireless from Wi3 [CES]

 

01/28/2012

 

One of the cool innovations we found while exploring CES was Wi3′s Coax wireless solution.  One thing that frustrates many of us is that a home or apartment we’ve just moved into are unable to be networked easily.  You might be in a big, old, dense walled home that the single wireless router just isn’t cutting it for decent throughput and streaming coverage. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

PC World

Home Networks Get New Options

 

01/14/2012

 

Your IPTV needs an Internet connection. But your living room is too far from your router to run an Ethernet cable, so what do you do? Or perhaps you have an office in the basement and need to transmit large files to the desktop down there, but the Wi-Fi keeps cutting out due to interference. Several companies demonstrated at CES various different answers to such dilemmas, but with a common theme: it was that no room in your house should be left unconnected. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

engadget

Wi3 Wipnet may solve your connectivity complications at home, for a price

 

01/13/2012

 

The Moca (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) standards haven't yet solved our home networking problems, but things may be about to change. Wi3 is here at the CES 2012 to exhibit its Wipnet technology, which can use your home's coax backbone to transmit data at a speed of up to 175Mbps. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

Computerworld

Wi3 and Homeplug Want to Connect Your Home in 2012

 

01/11/2012

 

Almost all of the cool tech at CES demands an Internet connection, and that can be a challenge for some of us. You may not get strong Wi-Fi reception in certain rooms in your house, for example, or your TV may have an Ethernet jack but it's too far away from your router. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

PCWorld

Wi3 and Homeplug Want to Connect Your Home in 2012

 

01/10/2012

 

Almost all of the cool tech at CES demands an Internet connection, and that can be a challenge for some of us. You may not get strong Wi-Fi reception in certain rooms in your house, for example, or your TV may have an Ethernet jack but it's too far away from your router.

 

 

>> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

Techcitement

MoCA: It’s Not A Cup Of Coffee

 

01/06/2012

 

Wi3 hopes to change how you think about networking in the home or office. The company’s WiPNET line of products allows you to use existing coaxial cabling in your home to connect devices to the internet using a high-speed network most houses already have. This is an industry standard called Multimedia over Coax (MoCA). Even if you’ve never heard of MoCA, chances are it’s already in use in your home. MoCA is an industry standard for all of the multimedia content used by cable TV providers. The onscreen guide, TiVO, or any other content that comes over the coax that isn’t actually TV programming are all MoCA content. It utilizes unused spectrum present in all coaxial cabling to carry data. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

Global NewsWire

MoCA Technology Well Represented at CES 2012

 

01/05/2012

 

SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, next week, members of MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) will demonstrate consumer electronics devices ranging from adapters and set top boxes to system-on-a-chip using the MoCA technology standard. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

Yahoo! Finance

Wi3's Patented Technology Solves Problem of In-Home Network Buffering; Allows Multi-Device Streaming and Web Access

 

01/05/2012

 

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire -01/05/12)- Wi3, an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award winner, today announced its immediate compatibility and availability with AppleTV, Roku, GoogleTV, gaming consoles and IPTVs. Without disrupting any existing Cable TV or Satellite services, Wi3's easy to install two-port Ethernet sleeve and cartridge networking product utilizes the existing COAX cable already in the walls of tens of millions of homes and commercial properties to provide a robust Ethernet connection directly to each device for maximum performance. >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

Wi3 Named Best of CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

 

11/8/2011

 

Rochester, New York – (November 9, 2011) – Wi3 today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for the WiFi version of its WiPNET in-wall networking product series. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories. Wi3’s patented WiPNET Series will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Selected as an honoree and the winner of the home networking product category, the WiFi WiPNET port is a true revolution in home networking technology. Without disrupting any existing Cable TV or Satellite services in place, WiPNET utilizes the existing coax cable already in the walls of tens of millions of homes and commercial properties, to provide a fast, innovative solution to what was once a complicated, costly and time-intensive process.

 

Now the freedom of WiFi and dependability of wired Internet can be delivered to multiple locations around a home, apartment, hotel or office via the self-configuring WiPNET ports. Whether plugged into an IPTV, PC or HDTV, additional WiPNET ports are automatically configured to maximize the reliability, speed and simplicity of wired Web connections or wireless access points tethered to a wired backbone.

 

Advantages to WiPNET include its ease of set-up; its creative “cartridge & sleeve” product design that allow cartridges with various technology solutions to be swapped based on connection needs; and its elimination of network delays when multiple media formats are simultaneously in use, meaning no more dropped connections while gaming, streaming movies, watching IPTV or using any array of connected Apple or PC devices.
This technology signals a change in course for the hospitality industry as well, creating an opportunity for hotels and businesses to provide fast and dependable wired or WiFi networking options while increasing efficiency, cutting installation costs and minimizing downtime.

 

“To compete with the likes of Belkin, Cisco, D-Link, NETGEAR and others, and win… we’re honored just to have been compared, but we really think it speaks volumes to the market potential of WiPNET,” commented Bill Thompson, CEO of Wi3. “And as Internet-based services continue to migrate toward delivery through the TV, we believe this product will not only be adopted as the industry standard, but that it will become the platform for the cable industry and beyond.”

 

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.

 

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

 

• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used

 

• Aesthetic and design qualities

 

• The product’s intended use/function and user value

 

• Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive

 

• How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

 

 

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

 

Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

 

Today, Wi3's WiPNET & WiPLOCK family of products and accessories are available through Low Voltage Distribution outlets throughout the US and Canada. Wi3 plans a Q1 2012 launch to targeted international markets including leading electronic retailers, and e-tailers.

 

About Wi3, Inc
Founded in 2008, by CEO Bill Thompson, Wi3 Inc., is committed to the design and development of world-class digital networking products. As a Residential Structured Wiring industry pioneer, Bill Thompson founded UStec in 1992, an award winning industry leader for over fifteen years. The name Wi3 is derived from its three core technologies -- Wired, Wireless, Wideband. www.wi3inc.com/

 

 

GeekBeat.tv in the Wi3 Booth at CEDIA 2011

See what host John P. had to say about WiPNET at CEDIA -- with the exception of how to say the company name (why-three), we think he got it all right! >> Click here to jump to the GeekBeat.tv video >>

 

 

 

Hidden Gems at CEDIA Expo

Newcomers show voice-controlled wireless music system, cloud-based home automation, ultimate retrofit device for whole-house video/data/control.
Wi3: Ultimate media distribution modules for the retrofit market >> Click here to read more >>

 

 

 

 

Entropic Communications, Wi3 Make Internet-Over-Coax Simple, With New MoCA Based In-Wall Adapter

Sleek and Powerful, the New Wi3 WiPNET, Powered by Entropic's Silicon, is the Only In-Wall Internet-Over-Coax Wired Networking Solution Available Today

 

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, and Wi3 a developer of world-class digital networking products, today announced availability of a new class of home networking adapters. The new adapter, the Wi3 WiPNET, based on the MoCA® (multimedia over coax) standard, has an unobtrusive, modern design to seamlessly blend-in with home aesthetics and leverages Entropic's powerful MoCA-based silicon and software to turn any home network into a secure high speed Internet power house.

 

In March 2011, market research firm, Infonetics Research, released its quarterly market forecast report, Home Networking Devices, which found the small but fast-growing MoCA adapter segment posted the highest revenue growth (93%) in 2010 of all home networking devices. This dynamic growth showcases the demand by consumers to enhance their overall connected home entertainment experience.

 

The Wi3 WiPNET is a fast, easy-to-deploy and reliable home networking solution. With no holes to drill, no wires to pull, no sheetrock to cut and no surprises — the solution simply mounts into a standard wall bracket. Simply plug the router into any self-configuring WiPNET port to turn the coax infrastructure in the home into a powerful Ethernet network.

 

"Sharing multimedia content throughout the home should be easy. Our patented wall port design coupled with Entropic's field proven MoCA technology, allow installers to easily, reliably and cost-effectively add a MoCA network to any home with coaxial cabling," said Bill Thomson, chief executive officer, Wi3. "Our WiPNET solution delivers the best quality of experience and service to bring out the best in end-users' consumer electronics and multimedia devices within the home."

 

Leveraging Entropic's MoCA silicon and software, the Wi3 WiPNET delivers high quality bandwidth to as many as 16 locations throughout the home; allowing consumers to take full advantage of the reliability and speed required to connect the growing number of Internet-based home entertainment devices (i.e. connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and audio/video libraries) to their in-home broadband network. WiPNET's patented cartridge and sleeve design allow customers to upgrade their networks for additional ports or to support new features in the future.

 

As the fastest growing home networking technology standard, MoCA is deployed by more U.S. cable and satellite providers than any other home networking standard. MoCA enables the delivery of high definition (HD) streaming content, enhanced support for over-the-top (OTT) video services, and can be used to distribute high-quality multi-room DVR capabilities, among other high-speed networking applications.

 

"With so few homes wired with category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet, the ability to use simple-to-install solutions, like the Wi3 WiPNET, to turn existing home coax into a dynamic Ethernet home network, becomes ever more appealing," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic. "By partnering with Wi3, we are enabling MoCA-enabled devices to work seamlessly together in order to provide consumers with any room access to their home entertainment content."

 

Availability

 

The Wi3 WiPNET MoCA adapter is currently available to custom integrators. The device will be demonstrated in multiple locations at the CEDIA Expo 2011 — Booth numbers 327, 1327, 2140 and 4754 — inIndianapolis, IN, September 7-10, 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.wi3inc.com or www.entropic.com.

 

About Wi3, Inc:

 

Founded in 2008, by CEO Bill Thompson, Wi3 Inc., is committed to the design and development of world-class digital networking products. As a Residential Structured Wiring industry pioneer, Bill Thompson founded UStec in 1992, an award winning industry leader for over fifteen years. The name Wi3 is derived from its three core technologies -- Wired, WiFi, Wideband.

 

About Entropic Communications

 

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.

 

The Entropic Communications logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's technology, it prospects and its role in the future of home networking, Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as the Company anticipates, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2011. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

CEDIA

Wi3 to be featured in CEDIA's Future Technology Pavilion

CEDIA 2011 Future Technology Pavilion

 

See more on CEDIA's site

 

 

Wi3 Inc. Goes to Market With the Digital Delivery Group (DDG) Featuring MoCA Technology to Provide IPTV / SmartTV High Speed Ethernet Connections Over Existing Coax Cables to Low Voltage Professionals Nationwide

ROCHESTER, NY (Wi3, Inc.) April 19, 2011 -- Wi3 Inc. teams with the Digital Delivery Group (DDG) to launch its new patented In-Wall IPTV / SmartTV Home networking products to US markets. Combining the Nationwide reach of the sixteen member Digital Delivery Group (DDG), Wi3 plans to make its IPTV / SmartTV Ethernet connection products available to CEDIA professionals, LV contractors, Security Dealers and Integration Companies Nationwide.

"The Digital Delivery Group is the ideal distribution partner to bring our Wi3 products to market," said Bill Thompson, CEO of Wi3 Inc. "With their well established network of distributors, extensive base of dealers/ installers and commitment to best of class innovative products, DDG is a very significant partner. Together with DDG, we are poised to change the face of home networking and facilitate the growth of IPTV / SmartTV in the United States."

"We are excited to be Wi3's first distribution partner," said David Kaplan, Executive Director of the Digital Delivery Group. "Game changing innovation in home technology is rare, Wi3 utilizes MoCA's High Bandwidth technology to deliver a true built-in network solution for all consumer connected devices at any TV location. Wi3's products are a great example of what the DDG is all about."

 

About Wi3, Inc.:

Founded by industry veteran Bill Thompson in 2008, Wi3's patented in-wall products deliver Ethernet over new or existing coax cables to TV locations throughout the home. Wi3 Ports are ideal for IPTV, or any CE devices requiring a fast and secure wired Internet connection. Wi3's unique in-wall sleeve & cartridge design combined with MoCA technology provides a flexible and stable Quality of Service (QoS), and Quality of Experience (QoE) platform. The Ethernet signal from the router can enter the system from any Wi3 Port connected to the coax network. From this MoCA platform Wi3 cartridges are interchangeable, and will provide technology choices to home owners, business, and integration professionals nationwide. Wi3's mission is to provide the next generation of networking products designed to deliver secure and fast Internet connections over existing coax cables. Wi3 demonstrated the Wi3Port for the first time in Entropic's booth at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

 

About Digital Delivery Group:

Digital Delivery Group, a consortium of regional value added CE specialty distributors, is committed to being the leading source for sales and education of digital systems and convergence products. The members of DDG are specialists in networking products, whole house control, content storage and management, and new technology. More than just a buying group, DDG functions as a strategic resource for its vendor partners and its dealers. Digital Delivery Group's members bring a unique level of capability to the task with many years of distributor, retail, factory and marketing experience among its members. For more information, visit www.digitaldeliverygroup.org or call David Kaplan, DDG Executive Director, at 509-995-1203.

 

 

 

 

CEPro

"UStec Founder Back with MoCA-based Device"

Read the Article on CEPro

 

 

 

 

Wi3 To Demonstrate Patented New In-Wall IPTV Home Networking Product Based On Existing Coax Cable Infrastructure at CES 2011

Designed to eliminate the need to add new cables in the walls or extra black boxes next to the TV, Wi3's first of its kind product will be introduced at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

 

Rochester, NY (Wi3, Inc.) December 31, 2010 -- Combining the MoCA IPTV standard, WiFi, and an in-wall wallport design, Wi3 is set to solve the problem existing in homes today of delivering Internet services to TVs.

 

Solutions today include standalone devices such as WiFi Access Points and Ethernet over Powerline units. However, these solutions are limited in delivering the reliable high bandwidth connections that are absolutely required for video streaming services such as NetFlix, Hulu and Apple TV. The Wi3 solution is a true built-in network solution that combines hardwired Ethernet (over Coax) and WiFi to deliver the best possible signal levels for all consumer connected devices throughout the home.

 

Partnering with Entropic Communications, Wi3 will demonstrate the Wi3Port for the first time in Entropic's booth #36212 in the South Hall of CES.

 

"Your Home Network can't be just good," said Bill Thompson, CEO of Wi3, Inc., "it has to be great. With our patented delivery of multiple media signals over existing coax networks in the home, we are poised to change the face of home networking and facilitate the growth of IPTV around the world."

 

Expecting to ship product in April of 2011, Wi3 looks forward to providing the solid technical solution that will facilitate and accelerate the growth of IPTV.

 

About Wi3, Inc:

 

Founded in 2008, by CEO Bill Thompson, Wi3 Inc., is committed to the design and development of world-class digital networking products. As a Residential Structured Wiring industry pioneer, Bill Thompson founded UStec in 1992, an award winning industry leader for over fifteen years. The name Wi3 is derived from its three core technologies -- Wired, WiFi, Wideband.

 

 

 

 

©2014 Wi3, inc. All Rights Reserved.