Samsung Receives CableLabs(R) Certified(TM) Status for (TM)SCM-120R InfoRanger(TM) Cable Modem

Certified Status Opens Door for Retail for Samsung's Newest Data Cable Modem,

Based on Conexant(TM) Reference Design



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 the
 InfoRanger(TM) SCM-120R, Samsung's best-selling InfoRanger(TM) Cable Modem.
 The SCM-120R InfoRanger is based on the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service
 Interface Specification) 1.0 standard to support constant bit rate services,
 provide improved quality of service and boost bandwidth for decreased latency.
     Samsung has already shipped more than 800,000 units of the SCM-120R's
 predecessors, the CableLabs(R) Certified(TM) SCM-100R and SCM-110R worldwide.
 The new InfoRanger, based on a single-chip Conexant(TM) reference design,
 provides quality high-speed Internet access, as well as multimedia and
 networking applications such as audio and streaming video. In addition to
 proven interoperability with other cable modems and head-end equipment, the
 SCM-120R InfoRanger lets users download software from the head-end without
 operator intervention.
     This is the second time a data cable modem from Samsung has received
 CableLabs certification. The InfoRanger SCM-100R, Samsung's three-chip
 solution, was certified in June 1999. Samsung shipped a total of
 150,000 InfoRanger modems from January to April 2000, up from 180,000 for the
 entire year of 1999. Samsung expects North American sales to now increase even
 more rapidly as cable operators look to increase supplies of single-chip,
 CableLabs certified modems.
     "Samsung has shown commitment to the DOCSIS program," said
 Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs president and CEO. "We appreciate Samsung's
 support and innovation of the cable Internet access industry."
     "Samsung is committed to providing quality products to our customers,"
 said John Kang, Director of Business Development for Samsung's Broadband
 Network Terminal (BNT) division, the arm of Samsung Telecommunications
 responsible for meeting the needs of the cable industry. "We continually
 strive to improve our products and to provide MSOs with the best engineered
 products available. Cable operators want to see the CableLabs seal on the
 modems they deploy, and now certification makes us even more attractive to
 these operators, especially in the United States."
     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 120R 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 the
 InfoRanger(TM) SCM-120R, Samsung's best-selling InfoRanger(TM) Cable Modem.
 The SCM-120R InfoRanger is based on the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service
 Interface Specification) 1.0 standard to support constant bit rate services,
 provide improved quality of service and boost bandwidth for decreased latency.
     Samsung has already shipped more than 800,000 units of the SCM-120R's
 predecessors, the CableLabs(R) Certified(TM) SCM-100R and SCM-110R worldwide.
 The new InfoRanger, based on a single-chip Conexant(TM) reference design,
 provides quality high-speed Internet access, as well as multimedia and
 networking applications such as audio and streaming video. In addition to
 proven interoperability with other cable modems and head-end equipment, the
 SCM-120R InfoRanger lets users download software from the head-end without
 operator intervention.
     This is the second time a data cable modem from Samsung has received
 CableLabs certification. The InfoRanger SCM-100R, Samsung's three-chip
 solution, was certified in June 1999. Samsung shipped a total of
 150,000 InfoRanger modems from January to April 2000, up from 180,000 for the
 entire year of 1999. Samsung expects North American sales to now increase even
 more rapidly as cable operators look to increase supplies of single-chip,
 CableLabs certified modems.
     "Samsung has shown commitment to the DOCSIS program," said
 Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs president and CEO. "We appreciate Samsung's
 support and innovation of the cable Internet access industry."
     "Samsung is committed to providing quality products to our customers,"
 said John Kang, Director of Business Development for Samsung's Broadband
 Network Terminal (BNT) division, the arm of Samsung Telecommunications
 responsible for meeting the needs of the cable industry. "We continually
 strive to improve our products and to provide MSOs with the best engineered
 products available. Cable operators want to see the CableLabs seal on the
 modems they deploy, and now certification makes us even more attractive to
 these operators, especially in the United States."
     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 120R cable modem available upon
 request.
 
 SOURCE  Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc.