Thomson WiFi 802.11n broadband gateways comply with newly ratified IEEE Standard
Date: Fri, 11/27/2009 - 15:26
Thomson, a worldwide leader of services to content creators, has welcomed the formal ratification of the 802.11n wireless technology standard by IEEE. Its new generation of WiFi-enabled cable gateways are fully compatible with the ratified standard
In 2009, the company launched a new range of 802.11n gateways, certified by the WiFi alliance as draft 2.0, allowing service providers to offer multiple services to the networked home including high quality video over wireless. This new ratification by the IEEE guarantees that future home networking equipment will be compliant with these devices.
“Industry standards have always been critical for Thomson, as they are for the success of the new digital environment and the networked home,” said Pascal Portelli, Vice President Gateways & Connected Devices of Thomson. “Wherever possible, as in the development of WiFi 802.11n draft 2.0, Thomson will always take a proactive role in the specification of standards to ensure that the resulting format is beneficial to all parties through the ready interconnection of equipment from multiple vendors.”
Levering its expertise in the WiFi alliance for xDSL gateways, Thomson has developed a range of Wireless “n“ products in conjunction with DOCSIS 3.0 or EuroDOCSIS 3.0, resulting in a very fast and convenient solution for cable operators. The company’s product portfolio includes the TCW770 DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 wireless cable gateway and TWG870 wireless Voice gateway for the European market as well as the DCW775 DOCSIS 3.0 wireless cable gateway and DWG875 DOCSIS 3.0 wireless Voice gateway for the U.S. market.