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Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X, Preview Release

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Netopia’s Timbuktu Product Line Harnesses the Power of Mac OS X

Timbuktu Pro Preview Release Now Ready for Testing

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 18, 2001) Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), today
announced the preview release of Timbuktu Pro Mac OS X. With its support of
OS X, Netopia extends a long tradition of support for Apple’s advanced
technologie s.

For more than ten years, Timbuktu Pro has been the leading remote control
and file transfer software for Mac OS. Today, the preview version of
Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X is available for purchase from Netopia’s online
store for $29.95. By making this preview version available for purchase,
Netopia hopes to secure as much feedback as possible for its engineers who
will be working on the development of the final release due out late this
summer.

Timbuktu Pro for OS X integrates several new features including package
distribution, added security, large file support and the complete Aqua
interface. The new release is backwards compatible through two previous
versions of Timbuktu using the basic remote control, communications, and
file transfer functions

About Netopia
Netopia, Inc. develops, markets and supports broadband Internet equipment
and Web platforms for small and medium size enterprises. Netopia’s
technology platforms enable carriers and service providers to create and
offer value-added , bundled service offerings for their small and medium
size enterprise customers. These bundled service offerings often include
DSL service bundled with backup, bonding, VPN, voice over DSL, and eSite
and eStore hosting.

With its Timbuktu family of products, Netopia is a market leader in
providing award-winning help desk, systems management and collaboration
software. Designed to maximize the value of information technology while
reducing the cost of support in the enterprise, Timbuktu’s software
products include remote control, collaboration software, and multi-platform
systems management tools. The company has partnerships with leading
enterprise software developers
including Hewlett Packard, Marimba, Microsoft, Perot Systems, Remedy Corp.
and Tivoli Systems (an IBM Company).

Netopia’s broadband equipment is interoperable with all major central
office equipment suppliers, including Alcatel, Cisco, Copper Mountain
Networks, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Orckit, Paradyne, Siemens,
and Zhone Technologies. Netopia has established strategic distribution
relationships with leading carriers and service providers including
BellSouth, Bloomberg.com, Covad Communications, Earthlink Network,
Everdream, France Telecom, MegaPath Networks, PSINet, Rhythms
NetConnections, Telecom Italia, UUNet, Verio, Verizon, and XO
Communications.

Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., Netopia’s common stock trades on The
NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “NTPA.” Further information about
Netopia can be obtained via phone 510/814-5100, fax 510/814-5021 or on the
Web at www.netopia.com.

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