SMC ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers

SMC announced the launch of three new ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers: the SMC7901BRA2, with one Ethernet and one USB port; the SMC7904BRA2 with four Ethernet ports; and the SMC7904WBRA2 with four Ethernet ports and 802.11g wireless capability. All three modem routers deliver support for the new ADSL2+ technology, and incorporate leading-edge performance and quality of service features, ideal for end users and internet service providers. The three ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers, SMC7901BRA2, SMC7904BRA2, SMC7904WBRA2 are priced at MSRPs of S$ 89, S$ 119 and S$ 159, respectively. SMC7904WBRA2 is available now while SMC7901BRA2 and SMC7904BRA2 will be available in November 2006.

SMC Networks (www.smc-asia.com), leading provider of networking solutions for
the SMB network, today announced the launch of three new ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem
Routers: the SMC7901BRA2, with one Ethernet and one USB port; the SMC7904BRA2
with four Ethernet ports; and the SMC7904WBRA2 with four Ethernet ports and
802.11g wireless capability. All three modem routers deliver support for the new
ADSL2+ technology, and incorporate leading-edge performance and quality of
service features, ideal for end users and internet service providers. The three
ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers, SMC7901BRA2, SMC7904BRA2, SMC7904WBRA2 are
priced at MSRPs of S$ 89, S$ 119 and S$ 159, respectively. SMC7904WBRA2 is
available now while SMC7901BRA2 and SMC7904BRA2 will be available in November
2006.

Based on a new chip set, the SMC ADSL2+ Barricade™ routers combine an ADSL2/2+
modem, router, a one-Ethernet/one USB port or a 4-port 10/100 Local Area Network
(LAN) switch, and an Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall with ample
support for key service provisioning and end user requirements. And, the
SMC7904WBRA2 adds 802.11g wireless access to the capabilities list, for
cable-free connectivity.

“These new Barricade routers are enhanced to excel with higher-bandwidth
applications like VoIP, with support for the new ADSL2+ services and quality of
service,” said Desmond Soo, SMC Product Manager for Asia Pacific, “The new chip
set used in these SMC Barricade modem routers allowed us to deliver a product
that provides more features at a lower price point than the competition.”

For end users, the addition of new quality of service features such as Wi-Fi
Multimedia (WMM) in the wireless version of the product and support for Diffserv
(differentiated services) for IP allow the unit to automatically optimize and
prioritize real-time applications like voice and video.

For service providers, the inclusion of ANNEX M support allows the voice portion
of a connection to transmit upstream data at up to 3.5MB, while ANNEX L support
increases the geographical reach of ADSL connectivity past the current 5km
barrier. To help reduce implementation and ongoing management costs for ISPs,
SMC also developed an optional software module to allow service providers to
take advantage of the TR-069 WAN management protocol.

Desmond Soo adds, “The new features we have built into the unit cater to the
current needs of the market while supporting the next generation of ADSL
technologies to provide investment protection to our customers.”

In response to the growing concern around endpoint security, the new SMC ADSL2+
Barricade Modem Router incorporates a NAT firewall with Stateful Packet
Inspection (SPI), Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Denial-of-Service (DoS)
modules to provide robust security from hackers. VPN pass-through is also
provided for connecting securely to an office or corporate network.

All three of the SMC ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers (SMC7901BRA2, SMC7904BRA2
and SMC7904WBRA2) are made available to Internet Service Providers. Each is
covered by SMC Networks’ comprehensive warranty to protect consumers, and is
RoHS-compliant, to protect the environment.

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