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January 08, 2010

Thomson Intros Triple-Play Capable High-End Home Gateways

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Thomson has announced that it’s the first manufacturer to offer full, triple-play capable, high-end home gateways based on the latest chipsets.
The TG784n and TG797n xDSL gateways offer comprehensive advanced functionality including fiber and copper connectivity, dual concurrent WiFi (News - Alert) channels to separate video distribution and data. And, TG797n features Dect telephony in a single device.
The gateways feature a powerful CPU with a hardware accelerator for high performance. Company officials said that this allows them to support better than 100 Mb/s throughputs on fiber, and also ADSL2+ and VDSL broadband feeds. Also, they include a four-port gigabit Ethernet switch and 802.11n WiFi.
Moreover, optionally, the gateways can include dual concurrent Wi-Fi channels -- 2, 4 and 5 Ghz. Company officials said that this allows the 5 Ghz channel to be dedicated to in-home wireless video distribution. The TG797n gateway also includes Dect telephone handsets, with multiline capability for voice over Internet protocol.
Company officials said that the two new gateways both exceed the latest version of the Code of Conduct -- Version 3 -- for broadband equipment on power consumption by more than 20 percent than the recommended amount.
The TG784n and TG797n are expected to be available in production quantities to network operators by mid 2010.
Thomson (News - Alert) is a provider of solutions for the creation, management, delivery and access of content for the communications, media and entertainment industries. Under the Technicolor brand, the Group offers its content creator and distributor customer base services related to the creation, preparation and distribution of premium video and film content.
The company also introduced TG1700 gateway to take advantage of the latest developments in fibre to the home. With the TG1700, operators will be able to provide a seamless experience of broadcast television, interactive video and very high speed data and telephony services, said company officials.
Also, the TG1700 gateway adds an integrated GPON interface, reaching up to 2.5Gbps in downstream and 1.25 Gbps in upstream bandwidth. This gateway is expected to be available in production quantities from 3Q 2010.

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri