SMC Networks Debuts ADSL2+ CPEs

SMC Networks launches new line of ADSL2 products

August 31, 2004

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IRVINE, Calif. -- SMC(R) Networks (www.smc.com), leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and all the way home, today announced its plans to launch the first in its new line of ADSL2 solutions in North America and Europe. The first of the company's ADSL2 CPE solutions, the ADSL2 Barricade(TM) g, is Wi-Fi(R) certified and has been tested and certified by TietoEnator of Sweden. The product is currently being tested by major ISPs, and will be widely available in Q4 2004.

Approved by the International Telecommunication Union in 2002 and 2003, the ADSL2 and ADSL2+ standards have been a hot topic for some time now. Designed to address the ever growing demand for bandwidth to support services such as video, gaming and other high-demand applications, ADSL2 opens new market opportunity for ISPs and TELCOs, while remaining fully interoperable with existing ADSL equipment. ADSL2 technology increases downstream data rates to 12Mbps from ADSL's 8Mbps, while extending reach by approximately 600 feet.

ADSL2+ doubles the maximum frequency used for downstream data ADSL2+ transmission from 1.1 to 2.2 MHz to bring downstream data rates of 25Mbps on phone lines as long as 5,000 feet. "We are excited about the possibilities for enhanced services that ADSL2 and 2+ open to TELCOs and ISPs, and we're thrilled to lead the industry in providing ADSL2 solutions," said Tony Stramandinoli, SMC Networks' director of marketing. "As home and mobile users continue to demand more from their connections -- graphics, streaming audio and video, gaming and more -- we will provide the technology to help TELCOs and ISPs deploy high-speed, high-bandwidth solutions quickly and seamlessly."

SMC Networks Inc.

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