Com21's DOXport(R) 1110 Earns the Windows(R) Logo

USB-equipped Modem Passes Microsoft(R) WHQL Testing



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Com21, Inc.

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Com21, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CMTO), a leading global provider of system solutions for
 the broadband access market, announced today that its USB-equipped DOXport
 1110 cable modem has received Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL)
 approval. This approval allows Com21 to use the Microsoft "Designed for
 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Me Logo" and "Designed for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
 98 and Windows(R) 2000 Professional Logo" on retail packaging, a necessity for
 direct-to-consumer sales. The DOXport 1110 was previously certified by
 CableLabs(R) for compliance with DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Services Interface
 Specification) 1.0.
     "We are excited to have our flagship product earn the Windows logo,"
 stated Craig Soderquist, Com21's president and CEO. "It's a great step forward
 for us as the industry moves toward the retail roll-out of DOCSIS modems. It
 will also open markets for us with cable operators who require WHQL approval
 of all the equipment they use."
     Passing the rigorous WHQL testing assures consumers and cable operators
 that the DOXport 1110 cable modem is easy to use, stable, and easy to install
 without the risk of overriding key system components. In addition, the
 integration of a USB connection makes the modem more user-friendly, as
 consumers are no longer required to have Ethernet cards installed in their
 PCs. These features aid cable internet providers in the growing trend toward
 self-installation, allowing cable operators to better meet consumers' growing
 demand for cable internet service while reducing truck rolls and lowering
 costs.
     WHQL-approved USB drivers will be available on both the Com21 website
 (www.com21.com) and Microsoft WHQL website (www.microsoft.com/hcl/) by May 1,
 2001.
 
     About Com21, Inc.
     Com21, Inc. (www.com21.com) is a leading global supplier of system
 solutions for the broadband access market. The Company's DOCSIS, DVB, and
 ATM-based products enable cable operators and service providers to deliver
 high-speed, cost-effective Internet and telephony applications to corporate
 telecommuters, small businesses, home offices, and residential users. To date,
 Com21 has shipped over 1.3 million cable modems worldwide, along with over
 1,500 headend controllers. Com21 systems offer commercial service in cable
 systems passing 17 million households worldwide.
     Com21 is an ISO 9001 registered company with over 400 employees worldwide.
 The Company's corporate headquarters is located in Milpitas, California, USA,
 with its European headquarters in Delft, The Netherlands. In addition, Com21
 maintains a research and development facility in Ireland, as well as sales and
 support offices in the United States and Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin
 America.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Clause
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by those
 sections. This press release contains forward-looking statements related to
 the benefits of the WHQL approval to open markets for Com21. Actual results
 may differ materially due to a number of factors, including market acceptance.
 The matters discussed in this press release may also involve risks and
 uncertainties concerning Com21's products and services described in Com21's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular, see
 the risk factors described in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and Form
 10-Q. Com21 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information
 contained in this press release.
     NOTE:  Com21(R) is a registered trademark of Com21, Inc., Milpitas,
 California, U.S.A. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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SOURCE Com21, Inc.
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Com21, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CMTO), a leading global provider of system solutions for
 the broadband access market, announced today that its USB-equipped DOXport
 1110 cable modem has received Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL)
 approval. This approval allows Com21 to use the Microsoft "Designed for
 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Me Logo" and "Designed for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
 98 and Windows(R) 2000 Professional Logo" on retail packaging, a necessity for
 direct-to-consumer sales. The DOXport 1110 was previously certified by
 CableLabs(R) for compliance with DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Services Interface
 Specification) 1.0.
     "We are excited to have our flagship product earn the Windows logo,"
 stated Craig Soderquist, Com21's president and CEO. "It's a great step forward
 for us as the industry moves toward the retail roll-out of DOCSIS modems. It
 will also open markets for us with cable operators who require WHQL approval
 of all the equipment they use."
     Passing the rigorous WHQL testing assures consumers and cable operators
 that the DOXport 1110 cable modem is easy to use, stable, and easy to install
 without the risk of overriding key system components. In addition, the
 integration of a USB connection makes the modem more user-friendly, as
 consumers are no longer required to have Ethernet cards installed in their
 PCs. These features aid cable internet providers in the growing trend toward
 self-installation, allowing cable operators to better meet consumers' growing
 demand for cable internet service while reducing truck rolls and lowering
 costs.
     WHQL-approved USB drivers will be available on both the Com21 website
 (www.com21.com) and Microsoft WHQL website (www.microsoft.com/hcl/) by May 1,
 2001.
 
     About Com21, Inc.
     Com21, Inc. (www.com21.com) is a leading global supplier of system
 solutions for the broadband access market. The Company's DOCSIS, DVB, and
 ATM-based products enable cable operators and service providers to deliver
 high-speed, cost-effective Internet and telephony applications to corporate
 telecommuters, small businesses, home offices, and residential users. To date,
 Com21 has shipped over 1.3 million cable modems worldwide, along with over
 1,500 headend controllers. Com21 systems offer commercial service in cable
 systems passing 17 million households worldwide.
     Com21 is an ISO 9001 registered company with over 400 employees worldwide.
 The Company's corporate headquarters is located in Milpitas, California, USA,
 with its European headquarters in Delft, The Netherlands. In addition, Com21
 maintains a research and development facility in Ireland, as well as sales and
 support offices in the United States and Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin
 America.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Clause
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by those
 sections. This press release contains forward-looking statements related to
 the benefits of the WHQL approval to open markets for Com21. Actual results
 may differ materially due to a number of factors, including market acceptance.
 The matters discussed in this press release may also involve risks and
 uncertainties concerning Com21's products and services described in Com21's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular, see
 the risk factors described in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and Form
 10-Q. Com21 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information
 contained in this press release.
     NOTE:  Com21(R) is a registered trademark of Com21, Inc., Milpitas,
 California, U.S.A. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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