Motorola intros new SBG1000/SB5100 modems

The SBG1000 combines a Motorola SURFboard® cable modem, wireless networking access point, Ethernet router and switch, print server, and advanced firewall, all in one. The Motorola SB5100 is thelatest in a series of Motorola high-speed cable modems and offers the greatest performance in the product line to date.

About the Motorola SBG1000 wireless cable modem gateway
Part of Motorola’s “connected home” strategy to expand consumer access to information and entertainment, the SBG1000 addresses the recent growth in home networking, which In-Stat/MDR analysts predictwill grow 20 percent year over year through 2007. Motorola has combined two of its inherent strengths to reach this emerging market – the company’s worldwide leadership in wireless communications andits technology expertise in the cable business. Unlike other broadband gateways, the SBG1000 provides enhanced security, the added benefit of a print server and the foundation of Motorola’s provencable modem technology.

The Motorola SBG1000 easily networks multiple devices typically found in the home or small office, such as printers, fax machines, telephony equipment, and multiplayer game consoles as well asdesktop PCs and laptops. The integrated cable modem, switch/router and 802.11b access point enables consumers to take full advantage of their broadband connection throughout the network, whileoffering retail savings over the purchase of separate devices.

“This new gateway makes it easy for any consumer – regardless of how technologically savvy – to fully experience the convenience of wireless networking,” said John Burke, Motorola corporate vicepresident and general manager, consumer solutions business. “After decades of building networks to the home, Motorola is now leveraging its expertise to build networks within the home. The MotorolaSBG1000 is an example of how, as the industry’s leading cable modem provider, Motorola can work with retailers and network operators, driving innovation to meet ever-increasing consumer demand forbroadband.”

About the Motorola SB5100 cable modem
Also today, Motorola Broadband announced the retail debut of the DOCSIS 2.0 certified Motorola SB5100 cable modem. Another offering in its “connected home” product line, the SB5100 represents thenext generation of Motorola’s award-winning SURFboard family of broadband modems and provides a three-fold increase in speed on DOCSIS 2.0-compatible cable systems.

The SBG1000 and SB5100 are immediately available to consumers. Motorola is leveraging its relationships with more than 3,000 retail outlets nationwide to bring the new “connected home” products tostores including Circuit City, Best Buy and Office Depot. The SBG1000 is on hand in more than 1,000 locations of these retail outlets.

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