SMC Router OKed for CableHome 1.1

SMC Networks said Tuesday that its “EZ Connect” wireless cable-modem router, model “SMC8013WG,” has received CableHome 1.1 certification from Cable Television Laboratories Inc.

The vendor said its SMC8013WG -- which combines Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 1.1 cable connectivity, an integrated four-port switch and an 802.11g access point in one device to distribute broadband connectivity throughout the home or office -- was among the first to be certified under the CableHome 1.1 specification.

CableHome 1.1, released last year, builds on the original CableHome 1.0 with improved residential-gateway security features, standardized prioritized quality of service for home local-area networks and support for home servers, telecommuters and home offices.