Lantiq Unveils End-To-End CAT-iq 2.0 home gateway and Handset System

While leveraging its number one position in
VoIP gateway silicon products, Lantiq, a leading company in
next-generation access and home networking technologies, today announced
major additions to its DECT/CAT-iq portfolio. During DECT World &
CAT-iq 2010 in Amsterdam, Lantiq will
launch the industry’s first end-to-end CAT-iq 2.0 home gateway and
handset system as well as its Korean DECT gateway and handset silicon
products.

"Historically, voice played a large part in Lantiq’s success, and
with DECT evolving to be the key voice technology in the home, CAT-iq
makes it an excellent complement to our access product portfolios," said
Ulrich Huewels, SVP & GM of the CPE Business Unit of Lantiq. "We
are confident our new CAT-iq DECT solution will enable our carrier and
OEM customers to be stronger and more competitive in their target
markets."

Lantiq’s range of CPE home gateway devices all contain embedded
DECT/CAT-iq functionality, making them the industry’s most
cost-competitive and flexible solutions available. By adding Lantiq’s
UGW (Universal Gateway), a pre-integrated CAT-iq gateway software suite
including protocol stack and application, Lantiq is helping to ease the
system integration effort of its customers. Coupled with COSIC Plus
PMB9603 running similar handset software, Lantiq’s premium CAT-iq
handset device is the ideal counterpart to the CAT-iq gateway system
bringing real value to customers in the form of pre-tested stability and
many years of gateway and audio experience.

As the CAT-iq base station migrates into the home gateway, chip sets
from different vendors will be required to be interoperable with each
other and deliver the full feature spectrum regardless of the underlying
silicon. The introduction of the first CAT-iq 2.0-capable handsets and
home gateways is a major milestone for carriers and vendors alike. It
signals the official introduction of wideband-capable CAT-iq systems.
This is the inflexion point at which wideband has a chance to attain the
necessary critical mass of users to be a true success.

As with VoIP in the past, Lantiq is leading the field by successfully
managing the extremely complex marriage of gateway and DECT with all
the hardware and software competence to build an end-to-end DSL home
gateway including both the CAT-iq base station and handset. Lantiq’s
expertise gives customers a real head start in entering this market.

Leveraging its strong position in CAT-iq, Lantiq is also expanding
its regional cordless telephony coverage with the introduction of COSIC
products for the Korean cordless VoIP market. As an incumbent supplier
to Korean Telecom, Lantiq’s product portfolio will now include gateway
and handset solutions for applications similar to CAT-iq for the Korean
market.

Lantiq’s CAT-iq UGW software package will run on any product in the
gateway family including XWAY? DANUBE, xRX100, xRX200, and future family
members. Lantiq’s backward-compatible and future-proof software will
make customer purchasing decisions easier, and when coupled with a
CAT-iq 2.0 handset based on COSIC PLUS, Lantiq’s customers will have a
complete product offering including a full CAT-iq 2.0 feature set with
all gateway functional blocks including networking, device management
and VoIP, and ensure the peaceful co-existence of DECT and WLAN.

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