MoCA stands for Media over Coax Alliance. This is a group of major service providers and equipment producers that assembled to make a common specification for equipment that could be used to shuttle high speed data throughout a dwelling. The physical data rate is 270 MBPS. That’s fast enough to transport premium tier data, along with multiple HD streams throughout the dwelling’s internal coaxial wiring. This is extra cool because, even though a WiFi network can reach these speeds under some pretty ideal conditions, most folks with WiFi networks know that term “your results may vary” quite well. If your wireless access point is in the basement and you are on your laptop in the upstairs bedroom, good luck on getting any decent download speeds, if you have any “bars” at all.
But that same hop from basement to upstairs bedroom over a MoCA network is a breeze. You get the full data rate; enough, in fact, to bring full quality HD from your downstairs entertainment center straight to your bedroom TV while streaming video on your laptop without any sacrifice in picture quality at either device.
WiFi is great for common areas but if you want high quality video and high speed data all over your house without compromise, MoCA is definitely the way to go.
The SSNT House amplifier serves as a service distribution point for the connection to the cable TV network and the room to room connections for MoCA. Whether your home entry point is in the basement, on the side of the house, in the garage, or in a utility closet, its good to keep the coaxial connections as close to the wall as possible so that intrusion into the room space is minimized. The SSNT has horizontal entry ports so that the housing depth requirements are not much greater than the height of the amplifier itself. This means you can handle even the biggest wiring jobs using the enclosures that do not protrude into outdoor home areas or intrude into limited indoor space. Having ports on both sides of the amplifier also allows for more natural arrangement of input and output cabling when compared to vertically oriented ports.