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MOTOROLA UNVEILS WIRELESS CABLE MODEM GATEWAY.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Broadband Communications Sector has unveiled its SURFboardAE SBG1000 cable modem gateway, the first combination high-speed cable modem router with 5-port ethernet switch and wireless home gateway.

The SBG1000 is a plug-and play DOCSIS 1.1-based cable modem and gateway that utilizes a 5-port 10/100 Base-T switch and 802.11b wireless technology for home networking. The next evolution in Motorola's well-established SURFboard cable modem line, the SBG1000 combines Motorola's cable modem, wireless networking, and gateway technologies into one economical product that is ideally suited for the needs of the home user, as well as the SOHO (small office/home office) and SME (small and medium enterprise) environments.

Motorola plans to offer a EuroDOCSIS version before the end of the year.

The SBG1000 has a built-in SURFboard cable modem with an integrated 5-port 10/100Base-T switch and 802.11b wireless access point technology. With the Motorola SBG1000, broadband subscribers can use their existing connection to securely share Internet access and network multiple PCs. Wireless users can move from room to room to surf the Net, share files, send e-mails, share MP3 music or media files, play interactive games, etc. without losing the connection. By leveraging its years of leadership and broadband expertise, Motorola is able to offer this product at a price point comparable to gateway products that do not include an integrated cable modem.

The SBG1000's 5-port switch and integrated cable modem allows users to have more options for Internet access, PC networking, and integration of add-on devices such as printers, fax machines, and telephony multimedia terminal adapters (MTAs). An additional print server via a parallel port allows multiple users to more easily share a single printer for the entire network.

The SBG1000 offers important security features that are ideally suited for today's home, small business user and small to medium enterprises. These features include advanced firewall protection (Stateful Packet Inspection, Denial of Service Attack Prevention and Intrusion Detection) designed to block unwanted content and allow only authorized IP traffic to pass through the gateway into the home. In addition, the SBG1000 offers virtual private networking (VPN) pass-through functionality, enabling users to remotely connect to a secure network outside of the home or primary business. As an example, a user could dial into his or her place of business and securely access data stored on the business network.

With the SBG1000 cable modem gateway, broadband network operators can offer their subscribers new value-added services such as content filtering/parental control to guard children against unsuitable Web content. Additionally, operators can offer convenient bundling options with accessories like 802.11b PC cards and USB adapters, shielded Ethernet cables and external wired high-gain diversity antennas.

"We're pleased to give Europe an early glimpse of our SBG1000 wireless cable modem gateway", said John Burke, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's cable modem business." By combining wireless broadband, cable modem, and home gateway technologies into an integrated offering, we are further enabling broadband users to take advantage of the broadband pipe coming into their homes and the new services it can deliver to help synchronize their work and enhance their play.

He added, "We carefully designed the Motorola SBG1000 to offer several unique features including five full ports plus an additional print server, advanced security, and wireless LAN capability yet debut at a price point comparable to gateway products without an integrated cable modem. We are confident that broadband users and operators alike can derive tremendous value from this product.

The SBG1000 builds upon Motorola's established SURFboard cable modem platform, which represents over seven years experience in designing cable modems and home-gateway technology expertise, and more than 50 years in the cable industry. Motorola has shipped approximately 8 million modems to date nearly more than three times that of its closest competitor. Motorola cable modems are currently available at over 2,000 retail outlets throughout the United States, including Circuit City, Best Buy, and The Wiz, making this line one of the industry's broadest retail cable modem offerings. With the SBG1000, Motorola further extends its product offering by making wireless broadband/gateway/cable modem functionality available in one device and at a highly competitive price point.

The SBG1000 was designed to be compliant with CableLabs new CableHOME 1.0 specifications, and includes the following features:

- 802.11b wireless access point

- Router with 5-port 10/100 Base-T switch

- Advanced firewall security protection

- Network Address Translation (NAT)

- VPN pass-through (IPSec, PPTP, L2TP)

- DHCP server and client

- USB interface

- Printer server that supports WindowsAE, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems

- Optional wired external high-gain diversity antenna

The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector provides end-to-end systems for the delivery of interactive digital video, voice and high-speed data solutions for broadband operators. Motorola Broadband's customer-responsive design and manufacturing expertise contribute to the company's position as the world's leading supplier of digital cable set-tops and cable modems.

For more information about the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, visit http://www.motorola.com/broadband.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

For more information, call (Europe) +44 -(0)-1189-755-555, (Germany) +(49)-(0)-611-3611-466 or 215/323-1873.
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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