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Netopia Announces Timbuktu Universal Binary

Netopia Announces Timbuktu Pro Software for New Intel-Based Macintosh

One of the First Software Applications to Offer Universal Binary Support
for both Intel and PowerPC Macintoshes

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2006 Netopia, Inc. (NTPA.OB), a market leader
in broadband gateways and service delivery software, today announced that
Timbuktu Pro version 8.6, previewed at this week’s Macworld Expo in San
Francisco, will support Apple’s new Intel-based Macintosh platform. The new
version of Timbuktu Pro, based on Apple’s universal binary strategy, will
run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintoshes and will deliver
optimal performance for both architectures in a single package.

Demonstrations of Timbuktu Pro 8.6 are available at Netopia’s MacWorld
booth #2628 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“We’ve been working closely with Apple Computer and are pleased to be at
the forefront of the Intel-based Macintosh launch”, said Jeff Porter, vice
president of product marketing at Netopia, Inc. “Our new Timbuktu Pro 8.6
delivers support for the new Apple platform as well as the existing
installed base of Mac OS X.”

About Timbuktu Pro
For nearly 20 years, Netopia has delivered remote device management and
support software to the carrier, service provider, enterprise and consumer
markets. Part of a complete family of remote management applications and
services which includes Netopia’s NBBS TR-069 Element Management System and
eCare, Timbuktu Pro is the remote control and collaboration solution of
choice in thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises, Fortune 1000
companies, and educational institutions worldwide.

About Netopia
Netopia, Inc. is a market leader in high performance broadband customer
premises networking equipment and carrier-class software for the management
of broadband services and equipment. Netopia’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED gateways
feature 3-D Reach technology for enhanced wireless range, security, and
performance. Netopia has established strategic distribution relationships
with leading carriers and broadband service providers including AT&T,
BellSouth, Covad Communications, EarthLink, eircom, Hong Kong Telecom/PCCW,
MegaPath Networks, Netifice, Swisscom, and Verizon. Netopia also offers
broadband-enabled services and remote management software for enterprises’
technical support, help desks and personal computers. Headquartered in
Emeryville, California, Netopia’s common stock is listed for quotation on
the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) System under the symbol “NTPA.” Further
information about Netopia can be obtained via phone at (510) 420-7400, fax
at (510) 420-7601, or on the Web at www.netopia.com.

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