5/13/2003 - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Network Products Division (TAIS NPD) and Jungo Software Technologies, a leading provider of residential gateway software, announced that Toshiba is the first major cable modem manufacturer to embed Jungo's CableHomeTM-based OpenRG residential gateway software into a wireless cable modem router.
Jungo's OpenRG software is embedded into Toshiba's PCX4500 Wireless Cable Modem Router, a CableHome-based, DOCSIS®-certified cable modem with an internal 802.11b wireless router and Stateful Inspection firewall. The software provides plug and play home networking services that can be remotely managed and provisioned by multiple systems operators (MSOs).
"Jungo's CableHome-based software provides a state-of-the-art solution for our new wireless cable modem routers," said Fred Berry, vice president, general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Network Products Division. "Because our PCX4500 is the only cable modem base product in the industry to include this integrated software, MSOs that deploy the unit will significantly reduce provisioning time and service calls as they rollout new home networking services."
Toshiba says the units containing the Jungo software platform will begin shipping in Q3 2003. Toshiba's line of PCX cable broadband devices is available through service provider partnerships, various national retail chains, and online at www shoptoshiba.com.
"Toshiba's market leading cable modems with Jungo's CableHome-based software, will enable MSOs to generate new revenues in the fast growing broadband market, by bringing new services to their customers," said Ofer Vilenski, CEO of Jungo Software Technologies. "We look forward to seeing deployments of the new wireless cable modem routers soon and to expanding our partnership with Toshiba to bring additional broadband services to the market in the future."
Toshiba's PCX4500 Wireless Cable Modem Router offers MSOs and consumers a Toshiba cable modem with single Ethernet and USB ports, an 802.11b router for wireless networking and a Stateful Inspection firewall all in one unit.
Jungo's OpenRG is a complete set of software technologies for residential gateway manufacturers that enables the delivery of advanced broadband services and simplifies networking for broadband users and service providers.
Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of residential gateway software solutions, driver development tools and hardware access applications. Jungo offers integrated reference designs with several of the most influential global silicon vendors, enabling its customers to simplify device development cycles, improve performance and accelerate time to market. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, California, sales and support offices in Taiwan and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include TeleSoft Partners, Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund.
About Toshiba America Information Systems
Toshiba America Information Systems, Network Products Division markets a range of broadband access products, including the PCX line of DOCSIS Cable Modems, which offer the highest performance in cable data modem technology in the industry. Utilizing the same hybrid fiber coax interface as cable television, the DOCSIS modem provides residential and small business users with a faster, more powerful two-way interface to the Internet. Toshiba cable modems are currently sold directly to consumers through e-commerce and nationwide retail outlets, and to leading cable operators including Time-Warner, Cox Communications, Comcast, RCN and others. Toshiba's Network Products Division is headquartered in Irvine, California and is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of the $50 billion Toshiba Corp., the eighth largest computer and electronics company in the world. More information can be found on the Web at internet.toshiba.com.
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