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Netopia Previews Timbuktu Pro for Macintosh at MacWorld

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2005 – Netopia, Inc. (NTPA.PK), a market
leader in broadband gateways and service delivery software, today announced
that it will preview Timbuktu=AE Pro 8.0 software for Mac OS at the MacWorld
Conference and Expo in San Francisco January 10 – 14. Netopia’s Timbuktu
Pro is the most feature-rich remote control software for Mac OS, enabling
network administrators and IT managers to control distant computers and
send files, instant messages and voice intercom over any LAN, WAN,
Internet, or direct dial connection.

This latest version of Timbuktu Pro includes a variety of new features
designed to increase functionality and security while working with Apple
programs. Timbuktu Pro 8.0 includes integration with Rendezvous-Apple’s
zero configuration networking system-which provides yet another way for
Timbuktu Pro users to easily locate one another. This version goes beyond
Timbuktu Pro’s own multiple security levels and uses system user accounts
to create a new type of secure connection that leverages Apple’s existing
security.

Another security advancement of this version includes strong encryption and
data compression using Secure Shell (SSH) connections designed specifically
for securely accessing remote computers. The encryption available through
SSH secures entire data streams and protects them from potential hackers.
Additionally, the Push Installer will allow network administrators and IT
managers to install Timbuktu Pro on remote computers that do not already
have the software installed.

“Netopia has been shipping Timbuktu for nearly 20 years and has sold more
than 10 million copies worldwide. Our innovations over the years have made
it the leading remote control software solution available,” said Dano
Ybarra, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Netopia.
“Timbuktu’s new enhancements will enable more installations and increase
security for our customers.”

Netopia will be showcasing a special preview of Timbuktu Pro version 8.0
for Mac OS at the MacWorld San Francisco show, at Netopia booth # 749 at
Moscone Center in the Business Enterprise Solutions Pavilion. Version 8
will be released to the public in late February.

About Timbuktu Pro

For nearly 20 years, Timbuktu Pro has been the leading remote control
software for Mac OS. Now supporting Panther, Timbuktu Pro remains the most
feature-rich remote control, collaboration, and communication software for
the Mac. Use Timbuktu Pro to control distant computers as if you were
sitting right in front of them; send files and folders without tying up
email; view detailed system information about remote computers; and
communicate via instant message, text chat, even voice intercom, over any
LAN, Wan, Internet or direct dial connection.

About Netopia

Netopia, Inc. is a market leader in broadband and wireless products and
services that simplify and enhance broadband delivery to residential and
business-class customers. Netopia’s offerings enable carriers and
broadband service providers to improve their profitability with
feature-rich DSL smart modems, routers, and gateways, software that
simplifies installation and reduces ongoing support needs, and value-added
services to enhance revenue generation. Netopia’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED=81
gateways include 3-D Reach=81 technology delivering enhanced wireless range,
security, and performance.

Netopia’s DSL smart modems, routers, and gateways come with a suite of
installation wizards and support utilities that offer a comprehensive
approach to installation, deployment, service provisioning, application
setup, self-diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Netopia provides value-added
services with its server software platform, including the netOctopus=AE suit=
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of gateway and PC management and customer support software solutions, a
server-based Parental Controls subscription service, and the Web eCommerce
server software. netOctopus Desktop Support and eCare software enable
broadband service providers and enterprises to support customers and
devices by remotely viewing and operating the desktop or other device.

Netopia has established strategic distribution relationships with leading
carriers and broadband service providers including Belgacom, BellSouth,
Covad Communications, EarthLink, eircom, Hong Kong Telecom/PCCW, MegaPath
Networks, Netifice, SBC Communications, Swisscom, and Verizon.

Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., Netopia’s common stock trades on the
pink sheets under the symbol “NTPA.PK.” Further information about Netopia
can be obtained via phone (510) 420-7400, fax (510) 420-7601, or on the Web
at www.netopia.com.

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