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BW2172 DEC 18,2000 5:06 PACIFIC 08:06 EASTERN
( BW)(CA-2WIRE) 2Wire Introduces ICS 2000 Integrated Communication
System, the First Complete DSL Voice and Data Networking Solution for
Home Offices and Small Businesses
Booth No. 6034
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2000--
Market leader delivers next-generation DSL solution, with Home PBX
capabilities and unparalleled security via business-grade firewall and
IPSec VPN support
2Wire(TM), Inc. (www.2Wire.com), the leading provider of
residential gateways, today announced the 2Wire ICS 2000 integrated
communication system, the first complete DSL voice and data networking
solution for home, home office and small business environments. Easy
to install and use, the 2Wire ICS 2000 enables telephone and data
services to be delivered simultaneously over a single DSL connection
to multiple networked devices, including PCs and telephones, anywhere
in the home over the home's existing phone lines.
"The 2Wire ICS 2000 delivers unsurpassed networking performance
and flexibility for the rapidly-growing ranks of home offices,
corporate telecommuters, and home-based and small businesses who are
looking for solutions to help them maximize their investment in both
equipment and services," said Brian Hinman, president and CEO of
2Wire. "Continuing to deliver innovative integrated broadband
solutions, 2Wire now provides users with the power and features of a
true business communications system in an affordable and easy-to-use
"2Wire continues to provide leading-edge features and performance
in consumer broadband solutions," said Karuna Uppal, market analyst
for the Yankee Group. "The proliferation of networking and telephony
options, combined with the growing number of people working from home
in some capacity, is fueling the demand for sophisticated solutions
that meet the communication needs of those professionals who work out
of their home or in small office environments. The 2Wire ICS 2000
system is one of the best solutions for these types of customers."
Representing the next generation of multi-service broadband
products, the 2Wire ICS 2000 delivers data and voice connectivity by
providing high-speed Internet access, regular telephone service and
Voice over DSL (Voice over IP and/or Voice over ATM) simultaneously.
Most importantly, the ICS 2000 aggregates all of these different types
of services, and makes them transparent to the user. This not only
allows the user to take advantage of current and future services
enabled by their DSL connection, but also dramatically reduces the
complexity of implementation of these services for the user.
The 2Wire ICS 2000 also enables an entirely new class of enhanced
services for the consumer without adding significant costs, by
leveraging telephone services available to consumers today through
their telephone company, including Caller ID, Call Waiting and
voicemail. A key benefit of the ICS 2000 is the capability to add
virtual phone lines, without installing new wiring. Each of these
virtual phone lines can then be associated with a particular phone or
to multiple phones anywhere in the home or office. Other enhanced
"home PBX" functionality that the 2Wire ICS 2000 will soon deliver
includes room-to-room dialing, distinctive ringing, do not disturb,
and time of day call management.
In addition to support for these enhanced voice services, the
2Wire ICS 2000 also offers users the integrated data functionality of
the award-winning family of HomePortal residential gateways.
Incorporating a DSL modem, router and business-grade firewall, and
providing support for IPSec VPN, the ICS 2000 supports multiple
networking technologies, including HomePNA, USB and Ethernet. The ICS
2000 also supports multiple operating systems, Microsoft Windows 98,
95, 2000, ME, NT and Mac OS.
The 2Wire ICS 2000 integrated communication system includes:
The new 2Wire HomePortal 2000 residential gateway
Includes integrated DSL modem, router, and business-grade
Supports HomePNA 2.0, USB and Ethernet networking
Includes two telephone jacks to enable up to two phones
(or fax machines) to be directly connected to the gateway
Three new 2Wire Phone Port adapters
HomePNA 2.0-to-POTS adapter (Voice over HomePNA)
Converts standard analog telephones located anywhere in
the home into digital devices that can be managed through
the home network, just like a networked PC
Additional Phone Port adapters available separately for
New 2Wire HomePortal Release 2.0 software
Integrated within ICS 2000 to enable telephony
Provides support for IPSec for unparalleled security for
Available as a software upgrade for all HomePortal models
Pricing and Availability
The 2Wire ICS 2000 integrated communication system will be
available in Q1 2001 through 2Wire distribution channels for a
suggested list price of US$999 for the complete solution.
2Wire's ICS 2000 will be publicly debuted in 2Wire's Booth #6034,
North Hall 3 at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2001 in Las
Vegas, Nevada (January 6-9, 2001).
2Wire, Inc. delivers a full suite of broadband products for home,
home office and small office environments. 2Wire's market-leading
HomePortal products are the first intelligent residential gateways to
integrate the wealth of options available through the Internet and
create a complete home data, voice, and entertainment network. 2Wire's
web site (www.2Wire.com) offers comprehensive information on DSL, the
future of broadband services and home networking, and one of the most
complete and accurate DSL look-up services in the United States.
2Wire was recently named Technology Partners Technology Outlook
"Investor's Choice" for the second consecutive year. The company has
also been recognized as one of the Hot 100 Private Companies by Upside
magazine. The 2Wire HomePortal series was recognized with three
significant honors at CES 2000, including Best of Show.
2Wire, the 2Wire logo and HomePortal are trademarks of 2Wire,
Inc.(c) 2000, 2Wire, Inc. All rights reserved.