Netopia Announces New 4500 Family of DSL Routers

New Routers Continue Netopia's Early-to-Market ADSL and G.SHDSL Leadership



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Netopia, Inc.

    DSLCon, DENVER, Colo., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Netopia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTPA), an Alameda, CA-based market leader in providing
 broadband Internet equipment and e-commerce Web platforms, today announced the
 new 4500 line of DSL router products for the multi-PC household and small and
 medium-sized business markets.  The 4500 series product line is Netopia's
 newest generation of routers, offering the simplicity of fully-integrated,
 fixed configuration solutions as a cost-effective, streamlined alternative to
 Netopia's 6100 series of routers.
     "We are excited to offer a new family of routers for both the business and
 the multi-PC home user," said Michael Trupiano, senior vice president and
 general manager for the Internet Equipment Group at Netopia.  "The new
 4500 series of routers offers business-class routing and security features in
 a cost-effective device that supports all of the common flavors of DSL."
     Initial routers in the 4500 series include:  45411 and 45413 ADSL Annex A,
 4542 ADSL Annex B, and 4543 ADSL Annex C, as well as 4553 G.SHDSL.  All
 products in the 4500 family will be available in the June quarter.
 
     Technical Details
 
     Feature                                 Benefit
 
     RISC processor                          Increase speed
     Next-generation DSL chipsets            Increase performance and ease
                                             network integration
     New Web UI                              Simplify equipment set-up and
                                             management; supports many carriers
                                             "self-install" application
     10/100BaseT ethernet interface or
         4-port 10BaseT repeater             Increase LAN performance and
                                             flexibility
     Built in firewall, NAT, multi-NAT,
         DHCP, IPSec and PPTP VPN            Increase security and ease routing
     G.SHDSL router, ADSL Annex B
         and Annex C                         Ease in international deployment
 
     For DSL carriers and service providers, the 4500 series provides a
 scalable CPE solution that simplifies deployment by creating a single product
 family that supports all major DSL standards:  ADSL (G.dmt and G.lite), ADSL
 Annex B (support over ISDN) and G.SHDSL.  G.SHDSL, a new broadband standard
 recently approved by the International Telecom Union, is the first symmetrical
 DSL to be offered on a worldwide basis.  Netopia's early-to-market support for
 G.SHDSL will enable carriers, especially those in the European market, to
 broadly deploy a standards compliant symmetrical service for business
 customers.
     Netopia is announcing this new line of 4500 products at the trade show
 DSLCon, which takes place in Denver from April 10-12.  Netopia is located at
 booth #222.
 
     About Netopia
     Netopia, Inc. develops, markets and supports broadband Internet equipment
 and e-commerce Web platforms for small and medium size businesses.  Netopia's
 technology platforms are designed to enable carriers and service providers to
 create and offer value-added, bundled service offerings for their small and
 medium size business customers.  These bundled service offerings often include
 DSL service bundled with backup, bonding, VPN, voice over DSL, and e-site and
 e-store hosting.
     Netopia's DSL equipment is interoperable with all major central office
 equipment suppliers, including Alcatel, Cisco, Copper Mountain Networks,
 Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Orckit, Paradyne, and Siemens.  Netopia
 has established strategic distribution relationships with leading carriers and
 service providers including Bell South, Bloomberg.com, Covad Communications,
 Earthlink Network, Everdream, France Telecom, MegaPath Networks, PSINet,
 Rhythms NetConnections, Telecom Italia, UUNet, Verio, Verizon, and XO
 Communications.
     Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., Netopia's common stock trades on The
 Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the symbol "NTPA."  Further information about
 Netopia can be obtained via phone 510-814-5100, fax 510-814-5021 or on the Web
 at www.netopia.com.
     Portions of this release include forward-looking statements made pursuant
 to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Netopia, Inc.'s actual results could differ materially from the results
 discussed in this release and in the forward-looking statements contained
 herein for many reasons.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking
 statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited
 to product development, product acceptance, licensing opportunities and
 general economic conditions.  For more information concerning Netopia and risk
 factors that may affect Netopia's future results and may cause actual results
 to vary from results anticipated in forward-looking statements, investors
 should review Netopia's public filings with the United States Securities and
 Exchange Commission, which are available by calling Netopia at 510-814-5260 or
 online at www.sec.gov.
 
     CONTACT:  Sandra Yacura of Netopia, Inc., 510-814-5360, or
 syacura@netopia.com.
 
 

SOURCE Netopia, Inc.
    DSLCon, DENVER, Colo., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Netopia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTPA), an Alameda, CA-based market leader in providing
 broadband Internet equipment and e-commerce Web platforms, today announced the
 new 4500 line of DSL router products for the multi-PC household and small and
 medium-sized business markets.  The 4500 series product line is Netopia's
 newest generation of routers, offering the simplicity of fully-integrated,
 fixed configuration solutions as a cost-effective, streamlined alternative to
 Netopia's 6100 series of routers.
     "We are excited to offer a new family of routers for both the business and
 the multi-PC home user," said Michael Trupiano, senior vice president and
 general manager for the Internet Equipment Group at Netopia.  "The new
 4500 series of routers offers business-class routing and security features in
 a cost-effective device that supports all of the common flavors of DSL."
     Initial routers in the 4500 series include:  45411 and 45413 ADSL Annex A,
 4542 ADSL Annex B, and 4543 ADSL Annex C, as well as 4553 G.SHDSL.  All
 products in the 4500 family will be available in the June quarter.
 
     Technical Details
 
     Feature                                 Benefit
 
     RISC processor                          Increase speed
     Next-generation DSL chipsets            Increase performance and ease
                                             network integration
     New Web UI                              Simplify equipment set-up and
                                             management; supports many carriers
                                             "self-install" application
     10/100BaseT ethernet interface or
         4-port 10BaseT repeater             Increase LAN performance and
                                             flexibility
     Built in firewall, NAT, multi-NAT,
         DHCP, IPSec and PPTP VPN            Increase security and ease routing
     G.SHDSL router, ADSL Annex B
         and Annex C                         Ease in international deployment
 
     For DSL carriers and service providers, the 4500 series provides a
 scalable CPE solution that simplifies deployment by creating a single product
 family that supports all major DSL standards:  ADSL (G.dmt and G.lite), ADSL
 Annex B (support over ISDN) and G.SHDSL.  G.SHDSL, a new broadband standard
 recently approved by the International Telecom Union, is the first symmetrical
 DSL to be offered on a worldwide basis.  Netopia's early-to-market support for
 G.SHDSL will enable carriers, especially those in the European market, to
 broadly deploy a standards compliant symmetrical service for business
 customers.
     Netopia is announcing this new line of 4500 products at the trade show
 DSLCon, which takes place in Denver from April 10-12.  Netopia is located at
 booth #222.
 
     About Netopia
     Netopia, Inc. develops, markets and supports broadband Internet equipment
 and e-commerce Web platforms for small and medium size businesses.  Netopia's
 technology platforms are designed to enable carriers and service providers to
 create and offer value-added, bundled service offerings for their small and
 medium size business customers.  These bundled service offerings often include
 DSL service bundled with backup, bonding, VPN, voice over DSL, and e-site and
 e-store hosting.
     Netopia's DSL equipment is interoperable with all major central office
 equipment suppliers, including Alcatel, Cisco, Copper Mountain Networks,
 Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Orckit, Paradyne, and Siemens.  Netopia
 has established strategic distribution relationships with leading carriers and
 service providers including Bell South, Bloomberg.com, Covad Communications,
 Earthlink Network, Everdream, France Telecom, MegaPath Networks, PSINet,
 Rhythms NetConnections, Telecom Italia, UUNet, Verio, Verizon, and XO
 Communications.
     Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., Netopia's common stock trades on The
 Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the symbol "NTPA."  Further information about
 Netopia can be obtained via phone 510-814-5100, fax 510-814-5021 or on the Web
 at www.netopia.com.
     Portions of this release include forward-looking statements made pursuant
 to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Netopia, Inc.'s actual results could differ materially from the results
 discussed in this release and in the forward-looking statements contained
 herein for many reasons.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking
 statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited
 to product development, product acceptance, licensing opportunities and
 general economic conditions.  For more information concerning Netopia and risk
 factors that may affect Netopia's future results and may cause actual results
 to vary from results anticipated in forward-looking statements, investors
 should review Netopia's public filings with the United States Securities and
 Exchange Commission, which are available by calling Netopia at 510-814-5260 or
 online at www.sec.gov.
 
     CONTACT:  Sandra Yacura of Netopia, Inc., 510-814-5360, or
 syacura@netopia.com.
 
 SOURCE  Netopia, Inc.