November 23, 2009 12:07 ET

2Wire HomePortal GEM Named CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

2Wire Recognized by Consumer Electronics Association in Home Networking Product Category

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - The Consumer Electronics Association's preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media have named the 2Wire HomePortal® GEM™ platform a CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. This prestigious program honors outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

"The HomePortal GEM platform represents the future of broadband networking and applications, with its ability to integrate home networking, communication, personal media, and traditional content offerings into a single solution," said Jaime Fink, CTO of 2Wire. "By designing the hardware and software for modularity and customized applications, we have created the optimal solution for ongoing deployment of new applications and value-added services."

The HomePortal GEM platform is an elegant, modular solution for broadband service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy a wide range of new services. The broadband gateway at the core of the HomePortal GEM platform is designed for incremental expansion through physical hardware modules, as well as next-generation software, applications, and management systems. The modular approach to both hardware and software allows service providers to provision a variety of applications, including their own, as well as those authored by third parties.

The HomePortal GEM broadband gateway will be displayed at the 2010 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 5.

About 2Wire

Engineered for the carrier and optimized for the subscriber, 2Wire broadband solutions provide simple, powerful user experiences. 2Wire products and services include residential gateways, multi-service media platforms, remote management systems, value-added services, customer support, and end-to-end integration and professional services. 2Wire customers are leading broadband providers throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including AT&T, Telmex, BT, Bell Canada, SingTel, Telstra and others. For more information, visit

2Wire is a registered trademark of 2Wire, Inc. in the United States and in other jurisdictions throughout the world. HomePortal and other 2Wire product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of 2Wire, Inc.