ZyXEL Launches Business Class All-in-One Cable EMTA Router



    New EMTA Equips Small Businesses and Home Offices with High-Speed
Internet Access, Wi-Fi Network and Toll-Quality Telephone Voice and Fax
Services

    ORLANDO, FLA., June 19 /CNW/ - ZyXEL Communications Inc. today announced
its new P-2904 series Embedded Media Terminal Adapter (EMTA), an all-in-one
access gateway that is ideal for small office/home office (SOHO) cable
customers. The EMTA is a highly integrated solution that provides high-speed
Internet access as well as cost-effective, toll-quality telephone voice and
fax/modem services.

    Expanding from the residential phone service market, the nation's four
largest cable operators recently announced intentions to boost commercial
telecom services revenues over the next few years. Cable operators are seeking
to capture a healthy percentage of the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB)
segment by offering voice services. However, current two-line residential
EMTAs do not meet the needs of most small business customers, such as law
firms and real estate offices with few employees. ZyXEL's P-2904 series, a
four-line all-in-one cable EMTA router, fills the void as a perfect solution
for small business customers.

    "Our P-2904 was specifically designed to provide cable operators the
ability to offer an innovative, total solution that fulfills all Internet and
telecommunications needs for small businesses and home offices," said Munira
Brooks, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development at
ZyXEL. "The P-2904 particularly benefits small offices that need phone service
with only a few phone lines, a fax, and high speed Internet access."

    ZyXEL's P-2904 has everything already built in, including a cable modem,
a wireless access point, four POTS lines for telephone and fax, four Ethernet
ports for high-speed Internet access, a full function router and an industry
grade SPI firewall. Users can connect four regular analog telephones or fax
machines into the device. The P-2904 includes a two-battery back-up support
system for power failures, preventing an interruption in services and enabling
users to dial 911 if power goes out.

    Adding even more value, the device is highly integrated, and features can
be enabled and disabled individually at any time remotely, giving cable
operators and their customers plenty of flexibility. Always looking to the
future, ZyXEL has designed the new EMTA to support both PacketCable 1.5 and
SIP. This flexibility allows cable MSO's to eventually upgrade from
PacketCable to SIP-based VoIP services with just a firmware upgrade for
customers using the new gateway.

    Availability

    The P-2904 is currently available directly through ZyXEL and from
approved channel partners and authorized distributors. For more information
about ZyXEL product lines, 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
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