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MOTOROLA POWERLINE MODEM PLUGS INTO POWER OUTLET FOR INTERNET.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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: MOT), Basingstoke, England, has announced commercial availability in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets.  of Powerline MU, its broadband solution for multi-unit (MU) buildings. The innovative solution delivers high-speed broadband access See broadband and wireless broadband.  through the building's existing electrical network For electrical power transmission and distribution networks, see .
An electrical network is an interconnection of electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, transmission lines, voltage sources, current sources, and switches.
 and is part of Motorola's MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio. When combined with Motorola's wi4 Fixed wi4 WiMAX solutions for backhaul, Powerline MU can provide affordable, always-on Internet connectivity access through standard power outlets.

The Powerline MU solution includes a Powerline MU Gateway which converts the Ethernet signal to a HomePlug(R) protocol and the signal is then injected directly into a building's electrical system. Users can then connect their computer or router to a Motorola Powerline modem that is plugged into a standard electrical outlet to gain access to the Internet.

"Motorola's Powerline MU solution demonstrated key benefits such as ease of deployment, scalability, and plug-and-play connectivity for subscribers," commented Radek Smok from KonekTel a.s., one of the leading suppliers for service providers in the Czech Republic Czech Republic, Czech Česká Republika (2005 est. pop. 10,241,000), republic, 29,677 sq mi (78,864 sq km), central Europe. It is bordered by Slovakia on the east, Austria on the south, Germany on the west, and Poland on the north.  that recently trialed the solution. "In addition, the Powerline MU Gateway offers flexibility as it can be powered not only by wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1  such as Motorola's Canopy platform or WiMAX but also existing broadband signals such as cable, fiber optics fiber optics, transmission of digitized messages or information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibers. Each fiber is surrounded by a cladding having a high index of refractance so that the light is internally reflected and travels the length of the fiber , DSL DSL
 in full Digital Subscriber Line

Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
 or satellite."

"Powerline MU is an innovative approach to broadband connectivity. In addition to service providers the solution enables building owners, commercial property managers and other businesses to provide building occupants with reliable Internet connectivity," said Paul Budgen, regional sales director, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "The combination of its high speed, low cost, and quick deployment time to 'broadband enable' an entire building makes the Powerline MU solution an attractive proposition."

For property managers, the ability to offer broadband connectivity in virtually every outlet to prospective tenants can be a powerful marketing advantage. Property managers can also leverage their new IP network for video surveillance, alarm systems or energy management.

Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces, the MOTOwi4 portfolio includes fixed wireless, WiMAX, mesh, and Broadband over Powerline solutions for private and public networks.

Motorola Powerline MU is available in EMEA through local distribution channels. To request more information visit: http://products.adtrack.com/00383/contactcw.asp.

About HomePlug

Thirteen industry-leading companies formed the HomePlug Powerline Alliance HomePlug is an industry trade group for power line communication. This organization of about 50 companies defines power line communication specifications. HomePlug 1.0 and AV are the two versions of the specification for home networking technology that connects devices to each  in March of 2000. Since most electronic devices already use power outlets to receive power, the goal of the alliance was create a way that these same power outlets and electrical wires could be used to connect the devices to each other and to the Internet. The alliance achieved this by evaluating technologies and creating a specification. The HomePlug 1.0 specification was released in June of 2001.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services . A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006.

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