Samsung Receives CableLabs(R) Certified(TM) Status for SCM-130U InfoRanger(TM) Cable Modem

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Telecommunications
 America, Inc. today announced that Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
 (CableLabs(R)) has awarded CableLabs Certified(TM) status to Samsung's
 InfoRanger(TM) SCM-130U USB Cable Modem, a high-speed, two-way
 DOCSIS 1.0 -compliant modem. The latest addition to Samsung's widely deployed
 and best-selling line of cable modems, the InfoRanger USB modem provides
 always-on connectivity coupled with "plug and play" capabilities.
     Designed to let even novice PC users enjoy the cable broadband experience,
 Samsung's InfoRanger USB cable modem is easy to install and eliminates dial-up
 time. Users can access the Internet and multimedia rich applications, such as
 sound, graphics and video, at speeds that are up to 100 times faster than
 conventional telephone modems. Based on a Broadcom(TM) single-chip design, the
 USB modem has both USB and Ethernet connectors for the PC interface,
 eliminating the need to install NIC cards. The InfoRanger USB modem is ideal
 for home or small business use, supporting up to 15 users and allowing for
 remote downloading of software.
     "The certification of Samsung's InfoRanger USB cable modem will help us
 accelerate our goal of reaching a critical mass of computer users," said
 John Kang, Director of Business Development for Samsung Telecommunications.
 "By eliminating the need for costly truck rolls by cable operators, the USB
 interface will facilitate far more efficient deployments; certification will
 make the USB modem more attractive to Cable operators and enable more rapid
 deployment."
     "Samsung has been a supporter of DOCSIS through its InfoRanger(TM) family
 of cable modems," said Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs president and CEO. "We
 recognize their contribution to the cable Internet Access industry."
     The CableLabs Certified status process is an essential part of widespread
 adoption of cable modem technology.  The CableLabs Certified(TM) status
 recognizes products that are DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface
 Specification) compliant. DOCSIS is an industry specification that defines
 technical requirements for products at both the cable subscriber's location
 and the cable operator's equipment. The standard is designed to ensure the
 development of cable modems offering plug-and-play operation on any cable
 system. For more information on CableLabs, please visit www.CableLabs.com.
     With its strong brand name and a global presence, Samsung continues to
 lead the pack in technology, paving the way with its InfoRanger(TM) cable
 modems.
 
     About Samsung Telecommunications America Inc.
     Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. is a Dallas-based subsidiary of
 Samsung Electronics Company, which researches, develops and markets
 telecommunications and data communications systems and products throughout
 North America. Samsung's Broadband Network Terminal Division (BNT) is the
 Samsung Division dedicated to meeting the needs of the cable industry. The BNT
 division, based in San Jose, California, is one of five business groups that
 comprise Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.
     Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., a $30 billion flagship company of the
 Korean-based Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations
 in more than 60 countries. The Seoul, Korea-based Samsung Group is the 14th
 largest company in the world and a worldwide producer of telecommunications
 systems, consumer appliances, A/V equipment, computers, printers, and
 semiconductors. For more information on Samsung's InfoRanger cable modem, go
 to www.samsungtelecom.com.
     Electronic images of the InfoRanger USB cable modem available upon
 request.
 
 

SOURCE Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Telecommunications
 America, Inc. today announced that Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
 (CableLabs(R)) has awarded CableLabs Certified(TM) status to Samsung's
 InfoRanger(TM) SCM-130U USB Cable Modem, a high-speed, two-way
 DOCSIS 1.0 -compliant modem. The latest addition to Samsung's widely deployed
 and best-selling line of cable modems, the InfoRanger USB modem provides
 always-on connectivity coupled with "plug and play" capabilities.
     Designed to let even novice PC users enjoy the cable broadband experience,
 Samsung's InfoRanger USB cable modem is easy to install and eliminates dial-up
 time. Users can access the Internet and multimedia rich applications, such as
 sound, graphics and video, at speeds that are up to 100 times faster than
 conventional telephone modems. Based on a Broadcom(TM) single-chip design, the
 USB modem has both USB and Ethernet connectors for the PC interface,
 eliminating the need to install NIC cards. The InfoRanger USB modem is ideal
 for home or small business use, supporting up to 15 users and allowing for
 remote downloading of software.
     "The certification of Samsung's InfoRanger USB cable modem will help us
 accelerate our goal of reaching a critical mass of computer users," said
 John Kang, Director of Business Development for Samsung Telecommunications.
 "By eliminating the need for costly truck rolls by cable operators, the USB
 interface will facilitate far more efficient deployments; certification will
 make the USB modem more attractive to Cable operators and enable more rapid
 deployment."
     "Samsung has been a supporter of DOCSIS through its InfoRanger(TM) family
 of cable modems," said Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs president and CEO. "We
 recognize their contribution to the cable Internet Access industry."
     The CableLabs Certified status process is an essential part of widespread
 adoption of cable modem technology.  The CableLabs Certified(TM) status
 recognizes products that are DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface
 Specification) compliant. DOCSIS is an industry specification that defines
 technical requirements for products at both the cable subscriber's location
 and the cable operator's equipment. The standard is designed to ensure the
 development of cable modems offering plug-and-play operation on any cable
 system. For more information on CableLabs, please visit www.CableLabs.com.
     With its strong brand name and a global presence, Samsung continues to
 lead the pack in technology, paving the way with its InfoRanger(TM) cable
 modems.
 
     About Samsung Telecommunications America Inc.
     Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. is a Dallas-based subsidiary of
 Samsung Electronics Company, which researches, develops and markets
 telecommunications and data communications systems and products throughout
 North America. Samsung's Broadband Network Terminal Division (BNT) is the
 Samsung Division dedicated to meeting the needs of the cable industry. The BNT
 division, based in San Jose, California, is one of five business groups that
 comprise Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.
     Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., a $30 billion flagship company of the
 Korean-based Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations
 in more than 60 countries. The Seoul, Korea-based Samsung Group is the 14th
 largest company in the world and a worldwide producer of telecommunications
 systems, consumer appliances, A/V equipment, computers, printers, and
 semiconductors. For more information on Samsung's InfoRanger cable modem, go
 to www.samsungtelecom.com.
     Electronic images of the InfoRanger USB cable modem available upon
 request.
 
 SOURCE  Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.