Motorola gateways support 8-channel D3, next-gen Wi-Fi

Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:50am
Brian Santo

With its latest set of Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 modems and integrated gateways, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility is looking ahead to a day when cable operators will be supporting higher speeds and more IP-based services in home networks.

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. The new 8 x 4 throughput configuration DOCSIS 3.0 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. The gateways have internal antennas and can operate at either 2.4 or 5 GHz. The data rates of this latest version of Wi-Fi are considered sufficient for wireless transmission of HD video around the home.

In addition, the new Surfboard gateways are equipped with new security features, including a built-in firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection; intrusion detection; denial of service attack prevention; and a simplified, ”visitor” feature set, enabling users to more easily accommodate addition of guests onto the home’s Wi-Fi network while still protecting the network from unwelcome hacker attacks.

“With the introduction of our new line of next-generation Surfboard modems and gateways, Motorola continues to demonstrate its global leadership and expertise in developing and deploying DOCSIS-certified solutions,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president and general manager for Motorola Broadband Home Gateways and Software Solutions Group. “Our new Surfboard integrated gateways demonstrate Motorola’s commitment to delivering high-value, lower-cost-of-ownership solutions in one convenient and reliable package.”

Motorola’s new Surfboard platform is also environmentally friendly, helping service providers lower their carbon footprint and minimize their impact on the environment, Motorola said. The products use Energy Star-qualified power supplies, and its devices and power supplies are compliant with both European Code of Conduct and RoHS regulations.

For service assurance of the increasingly complex home network, Motorola’s NBBS remote device management software platform provides the MSO with intelligent management, auto-provisioning and remote management features to improve accuracy, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Motorola’s NBBS platform is a scalable, carrier-grade software platform that enables cable operators to remotely access, configure, monitor and troubleshoot their full portfolio of consumer devices, home networks and services.

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