Technicolor introduces next generation gateway products with multiple WAN support

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October 27, 2010
Based on the new generation of chipset, the new gateways are supporting Open Software, Services and Application

Paris, October 27, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH ; NYSE : TCH) today announced that it is launching its next generation home gateway products. In the advanced functionality is the ability to access more than one WAN – including ADSL, ethernet WAN over fibre and 3G wireless services – with the intelligent gateway sensing and switching to the most appropriate broadband connection. This makes them ideally suited for deployment into mixed access scenario’s allowing users to connect any access network automatically.

All three new gateways – the TG587nv3, the TG784nv3 and the TG797nv3 – are based on the new 6362 chipset. This puts considerable processing power into the gateway, which enables it to provide multiple digital home services, from DLNA media sharing and remote back-up to home automation or smart metering. The new gateways also rely on extensive remote management via TR-69 . The platforms are capable of routing speeds surpassing 400Mbps which allows surpassing the current cable offerings. All three also embody the highest environmental standards, including compliance with the EU code of conduct version 3, which sets strict limits on power consumption.

“Telcos are in a war for speed, with fibre being rolled out quickly to tackle the challenge from DOCSIS 3.0 over cable,” said Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice President, Connect Division at Technicolor. “They need gateway products which are simple to deploy, readily upgraded – and ours even select their own WAN inputs – and offer practical, useful and tailored functionality which will attract new subscribers and minimise churn. Technicolor has invested in developing a new chipset and built a platform upon it, which allows us to offer a range of alternatives which meet the real needs of telcos, today and into the future.”

The TG587nv3 is a powerful platform for demanding services, including IPTV. It contains two Gigabit Ethernet ports (both on LAN and WAN) allowing customers to offer a more than 100Mbps offer end to end. To maintain maximum performance it incorporates embedded mechanisms, including traffic prioritisation and connection reservation, to prevent peer-to-peer applications blocking other traffic. It incorporates 802.11n wireless capabilities as well as support for ADSL, gigabit ethernet WAN over fibre and 3G (using a USB dongle), with Technicolor’s AutoWAN Sensing technology to automatically configure the gateway to the right access network. The platform contains 2 USB Host interfaces which allow seamless connection of a 3G dongle and a hard disk for media sharing.

The TG784nv3 shares much functionality with the TG587nv3, making it a powerful platform for demanding triple play routed services. It also incorporates multi-line telephony which is compatible with IMS cores and soft switches. Two FXS ports are provided for phone and fax or two independent phone lines, and with an available option it can integrate IP phones to turn the gateway into a home PBX.

The TG797nv3 is designed to provide comprehensive home connectivity over voice (multi-line DECT) and broadband data. Built into the gateway are a number of powerful services, including printer sharing, UPnP , webcam control and display for security, remote file access, peer to peer content sharing, and secured storage on the gateway to provide a central PVR. As well as the wireless hub it also provides four auto-sensing ethernet ports and two USB 2.0 master ports.

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Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

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About Technicolor
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs.
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