ZyXEL Delivers First All-in-One Gateway with HomePlug AV Technology



    P-660HWP All-in-One ADSL2+ Security Gateway Enables High Speed Broadband
Access and Network Connectivity For Digital Home Over PowerLine and Wireless

    CHICAGO, June 18 /CNW/ - Continuing to equip the digital living room by
enabling families to share multi-media entertainment in the home, ZyXEL
Communications today announced its P-660HWP all-in-one ADSL2+ gateway, the
first and only product in the market with built-in HomePlug(R) AV technology
in a single device. The P-660HWP features a data rate of up to 200Mbps over
the powerline to support quick transfer of high definition (HD) content. It is
a convenient solution for telecommunications companies and ISPs that want to
offer triple play services, including IPTV, phone and data, to residential
users.

    As the popularity of both IPTV and VoIP continues to grow, service
providers require a home networking solution that can support these
technologies without new wiring or extensive installation and deployment
issues. In a typical residential scenario, the modem is not located close to
the entertainment system. In these cases, HomePlug AV technology, with its
fast data rate and ease-of-use, is the ideal solution for home networks to
support the next generation of digital home applications.

    Recognizing the demand for simplicity in the digital home, ZyXEL was the
first to bring HomePlug AV PowerLine adapters to the market in October 2006.
Now, ZyXEL delivers the first and only gateway in the market with a built-in
HomePlug AV powerline adapter, giving residential users an extremely easy,
plug-n-play method of connecting the set-top-box to the modem over powerlines
without any additional wiring or setup.

    "Plug-n-play simplicity, an abundance of power outlets and high stable
throughput make HomePlug AV a very attractive option for home networking,"
said Munira Brooks, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business
development at ZyXEL. "Our solution is a great option for telecommunications
companies and ISPs that offer IPTV, because it has the stable bandwidth to run
several streams of HD content and is extremely easy to set up. The P-660HWP
also significantly reduces support costs associated with other networking
technologies like wireless or wired Ethernet."

    ZyXEL's P-660HWP series features a built-in HomePlug AV (HPAV) adapter
that provides up to 200Mbps data rate for triple-play services. HPAV, with
ultra high speed and advanced quality of service (QoS) features, is ideal for
the distribution of data and multi-stream entertainment including HDTV, SDTV,
and high fidelity audio throughout the home. HPAV-enabled devices simply plug
in to a power outlet to communicate over existing power lines.

    "There is high demand for all-in-one solutions, as consumers increasingly
look to new technologies to help them simplify their digital lives," added
Brooks. "The P-660HWP combines Internet access, the gateway and the router
into one device, helping users to eliminate the tangle of wires by their
computer stations."

    The P-660HWP boasts speeds up to 24Mbps (ADSL2+) and also supports
Reach-Extended ADSL (RE ADSL) for higher speed at longer distances. In
addition, it provides 802.11g+ Wireless LAN connectivity along with four
auto-sensing, auto-detecting 10/100BASE-T Ethernet ports for connection to the
user's local network. With state-of-the-art Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
firewall, the P-660HWP offers robust security against hackers, network
intruders, and denial of service (DoS) attacks. The P-660HWP series also
enables network administrators to allocate network resources and to guarantee
QoS with built-in MBM (Media Bandwidth Management) features. Additionally, the
P-660HWP can be easily configured, activated and managed from a TR-069 based
system, helping service providers to effectively address the costs of
deployment and support as well as tightly manage triple play service delivery.

    Pricing and Availability

    MSRP for the P-660HWP is $269.99 and will be available in July. ZyXEL's
HomePlug AV product line is available directly through ZyXEL and from approved
channel partners and Retail/E-tail outlets. For more information about ZyXEL's
full product line, please call 1-800-255-4101.

    About ZyXEL Communications

    ZyXEL Communications, Inc., with North American headquarters in Anaheim,
California, is one of the world's foremost suppliers of broadband networking
and Internet connectivity/routing products. ZyXEL is focused on developing
MSAPs, xDSL DSLAMs / modems / gateways, cable access, broadband-sharing, VoIP,
wireless and security solutions for a large target audience including Telcos,
cable operators, ISPs, small-to-medium sized businesses, SOHO, residential and
institutional MxU (multi-tenant unit/multi-dwelling unit) markets. Some of
ZyXEL's largest customers include: Sprint, Time Warner, Charter, Earthlink,
Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefonica Brazil, Telia,
Verizon and many others. ZyXEL's North American distributors include Embarq,
Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Wynit. ZyXEL offers its channel partners industry
leading incentives with a full line of enterprise-class products through the
North America ZySTAR Channel Program. For more information on ZyXEL
Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company's website at
http://www.us.zyxel.com.




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For further information: Lages & Associates Bob Menzies, 949-453-8080
bob@lages.com

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