In this article, it mentions DIRECTV using MoCA to lower costs. But it also mentions them moving to a client/server architecture to reduce costs even more (2nd to last paragraph). Does anyone know what this means? And how it will impact the use of MoCA?
Instead of a peer-to-peer system of data transfer, they are going to client/server system. It reduces the complexity of the client hardware/firmware by centralizing the data transfer from the server. Server smart, clients dumb rather than all the components needing to be smart. It also keeps expansion costs down since you only need one server (the brains) and the clients will be cheaper to manufacture.
The good news is that they are using Moca as the transfer protocol. Whether it is peer-to-peer or client/server, they are using Moca on all the devices. Good for ENTR.