Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector offered a sneak peek of its SURFboard SBG1000 cable modem gateway at the ANA Cable 2002 show in Germany. Motorola said the product is 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. It has a USB interface and a print server that supports Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. It will be officially introduced next month. 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 personal computers, according to John Burke, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola’s cable modem business.
According to Motorola, wireless users can move from room to room without losing the connection. What’s more, the SBG1000’s 5-port switch and integrated cable modem offers options for Internet access, computer networking, and the integration of add- on devices such as printers, fax machines and telephony multimedia terminal adapters.
Security features include 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. Plus, 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.