Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem
The SBG6580 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateway enables the delivery of innovative ultra-broadband data and multimedia services as well as high-bandwidth home networking. Designed for seamless mobility, Motorola's SBG6580 is a fully integrated all-in-one home networking solution that combines the functionality of a DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, four-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet switch with advanced firewall, and an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point in a sleek, stylish package for the sophisticated consumer. It's the perfect networking solution for the home, home office, or small business, allowing users to create custom networks with a high-speed ultra-broadband internet connection and the ability to share files and peripheral devices across the home networks. Cost-effective, efficient, and secure, the SBG6580 enables users to maximize the potential of their existing resources, while benefiting from next generation high-bandwidth services.
Utilizing the power of DOCSIS 3.0, the SBG6580 enables channel bonding of up to eight downstream and four upstream channels – which allows an operator to offer their customers advanced multimedia services, capable of data rates of over 300 Mbps in DOCSIS and 400 Mbps in EuroDOCSIS in the received (downstream) data stream and over 100 Mbps in the send (upstream) data stream. The SBG6580's high-speed services enable operators to:
The SBG6580 eliminates the need for stand-alone routers, hubs, and access points. Its four, one-gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point with an internal 2 x 2 MIMO antenna array, and switched on-board radios (2.4 or 5 GHz) enable users to maximize the high-bandwidth potential of their home or business network.
One way to avoid the challenges of rewiring or contending with varying wiring in the home is to eliminate wires altogether. The SBG6580 is equipped with a next-generation 802.11n Wi-Fi access point.
802.11n: 802.11n, the most current superset of the widely-used Wi-Fi standard utilized by consumers in more than 100 million deployed PCs and mobile devices, is a compelling networking option for operators and consumers. The SBG6580's 802.11n integrated access point eliminates the need for wires altogether, enabling users to easily wirelessly network all of their 802.11 a/b/g/n equipped devices.
Dual Radio Operation: The SBG6580 is configured with radio technology that offers 802.11 b/g at 2.4 GHz and 802.11n at 5 GHz to support maximum LAN flexibility. Switched radio operation enables the SBG6580 to work with the lowest common denominator Wi-Fi peripherals, allowing consumers to network previous- and next-generation computers, gaming consoles, and other peripherals anywhere in the home.
With Motorola's SURFboard integrated home networking solutions, service providers can provide seamless interaction among consumer electronics, mobile handsets, and PC devices, enabling high-quality media streaming, and supporting efficient sharing of media within and outside of the connected home. Capable of supporting converged IP-based entertainment services, the SBG6580 enables the delivery of advanced whole home entertainment services and a consumer's personal media experiences.
The SBG6580 is equipped with a number of security features to offer consumers peace of mind, including:
Motorola's integrated SURFboard solutions include stateful firewall protection and stateof- the-art Wi-Fi network security. They are also shipped with a CD-ROM including Motorola's Wi-Fi installation wizard – an easy-to-use secure Wi-Fi network setup and connection tool that seamlessly configures a secure Wi-Fi connection on a user's machine. When the Wi-Fi wizard is finished, a secure WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)-encrypted Wi-Fi connection is established to the gateway, protecting the user's machine from hacker attacks. Motorola's enhanced embedded software facilitates Wi-Fi deployments with high levels of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, with low operational and support costs for the MSO.
This feature eliminates the possibility for MoCA interference to the IP Signals with the implementation of an internal 1 GHz low pass filter. This reduces both the complexity and the cost of installing an external filter. MoCA is being implemented by Cable Operators as a means to transport video signals to other devices on the network. These signals can interfere with the DOCSIS signal reception by the Gateway. The filter removes the interference before it disrupts IP data. You can verify the presence of the filter by a stamped indication on the rear panel that reads 1 GHz LPF. This filter will not interfere with any of the IP traffic for which the Gateway is used.
Supporting the Wi-Fi home network is a new challenge for the cable industry. Motorola Wi-Fi Gateways assist operators in launching wireless home networks for additonal revenue opportunities and subscriber satisfaction. By combining the highest-performing and lowest cost of ownership modems in the industry, with easy-to-use Wi-Fi installation and pairing tools, as well as advanced remote management features, Motorola is offering an all-in-one approach to broadband home networking. In addition, Motorola's field-proven EDGE Device Management Platform provides the MSO with intelligent management, auto-provisioning, and remote management features to improve accuracy, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. These value-adding features enable remote device administration for improved accuracy and reduced support costs. Motorola's EDGE platform is a scalable, carrier-grade software platform that enables cable operators to remotely access, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot their full portfolio of consumer devices, home networks, and services.