Monday, October 26, 2009

Motorola's Latest DOCSIS 3.0 Gateways Hit 300 Mbps Downstream, 100 Mbps Upstream

Motorola announced its next-generation SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 modems and integrated gateways -- with technical performance that is two times faster than the company's existing DOCSIS 3.0 products. The new line of standards-based and remotely manageable gateways supports high-bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) home networking and channel bonding of up to eight downstream and four upstream channels. This increased 8 x 4 throughput support enables an operator to offer its customers advanced multimedia services with data rates up to 300 Mbps downstream and more than 100 Mbps upstream.

The new SURFboard all-in-one integrated gateways also are equipped with a four-port GigE switch and integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point. The gateways' internal antenna and switched on-board radios (2.4 or 5 GHz) enable consumers to maximize the high-bandwidth potential of their home or business networks, while eliminating the need for stand-alone routers, hubs and access points. In addition, the new SURFboard gateways are equipped with next-generation security features: a built-in firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection; intrusion detection; Denial of Service attack prevention; and a simplified "visitor" feature set, enabling users to easily accommodate addition of their "permissioned" guests onto the home's Wi-Fi network, while still protecting the network from unwelcome hacker attacks.

Motorola said its new SURFboard platform is also environmentally friendly and complies with international environmental and energy-efficient standards. The portfolio uses ENERGY STAR-qualified power supplies, and its devices and power supplies are compliant with both European Code of Conduct and RoHS regulations.