Technicolor launches low-cost, high performance DSL gateway

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October 23, 2010
802.11n and excellent environmental performance combine in new entry-level product

Paris, October 27, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH ; NYSE : TCH) today announced the launch of the TG582, a new and extremely cost-effective DSL gateway with Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3G capability to back up the ADSL broadband WAN. Like all new Technicolor products, it is designed with the highest environmental standards in mind, a factor which is becoming more critical for end users.

The gateway provides a simple interface with ADSL circuits, including an ethernet router and 802.11n capable Wi-Fi. To provide a back-up for the DSL circuit and to aid in roll-out and support it also includes the capability to connect a 3G wireless dongle to provide an alternative source of broadband. Internally it is built with extensive memory to allow the gateway to be extended and upgraded in place, with full TR-69  capabilities for remote management.

With virtually all modern devices from smart phones to laptops being ready for 802.11n speed Wi-Fi it has become a requirement even at the lowest end of the ADSL market,” said Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice President, Connect Division at Technicolor. “Because of Technicolor’s unrivalled experience, including more than 100 million gateways delivered, we can build an extremely cost-effective product without compromising on the real functionality we know consumers need.

To give users direct control over the power consumption of the device it includes a physical on-off switch for the Wi-Fi, and an Eco mode button which activates low power operation states. Even with the Wi-Fi operational, the TG582 remains compliant with EU code of conduct V3 for environmental performance, which sets out strict limits on the power consumption of devices such as gateways. The excellent environmental stewardship includes careful selection of non-polluting packaging materials and components.

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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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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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