ZyXEL Debuts Industry's First AV2000 Pass-Through Powerline Adapter

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Plug and Play Connectivity Designed for 4K Video Streaming and Gaming
December 15, 2015

Dec. 15, 2015 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a global leader in broadband networking technology, today announced the industry’s first AV2000 Powerline 2-port Gigabit Pass-through Ethernet Adapter (PLA5456). The new plug and play connectivity solution is designed for seamless 4K video streaming and online gaming at home with better coverage and faster performance over 1800 Mbps*.

PLA5456
ZyXEL AV2000 Powerline 2-Port Gigabit Pass-Through Ethernet Adapter (PLA5456)

Tailored for homes looking for an adequate solution for bandwidth-hungry entertainment activities, ZyXEL’s PLA5456 offers instant plug-and-play integration with existing power outlets and is capable of providing 4K video streaming grade speed to wired network devices with smooth connectivity.

Utilizing the latest AV2-MIMO and Quality of Service (QoS) technology means the PLA5456 delivers fast connection to multiple devices in any room simultaneously. Multiple wired devices can be connected via two Gigabit Ethernet ports to the PLA5456. The AC pass-through plug design allows users to use power outlets even with the PLA5456 plugged into the wall. The PLA5456 comes equipped with a one-touch encryption button for fast and simple security setup.

“The rise of bandwidth-hungry 4K and video streaming content has posed a great challenge to digital home connectivity today,” said Chin-Ru Lin, VP of ZyXEL Broadband and Connectivity Business Unit. “Powerline is a perfect alternative for Wi-Fi or wiring cables,  and the PLA5456 is not only the fastest powerline Ethernet adapters ZyXEL offers, but also the industry’s first high-end adapter which takes both performance and functional design into account. It delivers on speed while providing more convenience and connectivity options to consumers in their homes.”

*The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 specifications. Actual data transfer rate will vary from network environment including: distance, network traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.  
Founded in 1989, with over a quarter-century of innovations, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing comprehensive and reliable Internet solutions. Delivering cutting-edge communications innovations to more than 400,000 businesses and 100 million consumers worldwide, today ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions on broadband access, commercial networking, and home connectivity for Telcos, business, and home users. With a strong local presence in 150 markets around the world, ZyXEL is the ideal partner to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet customers’ local needs.