ACTi and ZyXEL Showcase PoE Switches for IP Camera Surveillance

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May 06, 2010

Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 6, 2010—ZyXEL, a leading broadband access solutions provider and ACTi Corporation, a leading provider of unified solutions for IP surveillance today announced they will be showcasing a range of ZyXEL PoE Switches to enable IP security systems at IFSEC. Aimed at the growing IP camera surveillance market, the range of Switches enable power to be supplied over CAT5 Ethernet cabling.

ZyXEL will also be using IFSEC to give visitors to ACTi's stand Hall 4 E150 a 'first look' at its new eco-friendly GS2200-24P PoE Gigabit Switch, which will officially launch in June. The GS2200-24P PoE Gigabit Switch enables Gigabit speeds to the desktop with no degradation in network performance. Building on ZyXEL's green credentials the GS2200-24P PoE Gigabit Switch also features a 'Consumption Mode' for bandwidth management. Most standard PoE switches classify all PoE devices to a standard wattage (15.4W), ZyXEL's 'Consumption Mode' checks the actual power consumption rather than assuming it.

The ZyXEL GS-2200-24P will be showcased alongside the ZyXEL ES-2024PWR PoE Switch on the stand in hall 4 E150. These products are part of the ZyXEL PoE Switch range that have recently been successfully certified to interoperate with ACTi's IP camera solutions. The ZyXEL switches which have been certified are listed below:

· ZyXEL GS1500-24P Gigabit Web Managed PoE Switch
· ZyXEL ES2108PWR 8 port 10/100 Managed PoE Switch
· ZyXEL ES2024PWR 24 port 10/100 Managed PoE Switch
· ZyXEL GS2200-24P 24 port PoE Gigabit L2 Managed Switch –  LAUNCHING JUNE 2010
· ZyXEL ES3124PWR 24 port 10/100 Managed PoE Switch
· ZyXEL XGS4528F L3 Managed 10G Stackable Switch

 "Following the announcement in March that ZyXEL has a global alliance with ACTi we are delighted to jointly present our IP camera surveillance solutions at the upcoming IFSEC show," said Alpha Chen, VP of ZyXEL Enterprise Solution Business Unit. "With many sectors looking to upgrade or install IP based camera surveillance solutions there is significant market opportunity which our switches are perfectly designed for."

The ZyXEL PoE switches allow power to be supplied over CAT5 Ethernet cables, and thus eliminate the need for costly electrical wiring. PoE enabled IP surveillance infrastructure is both cost efficient and easy to maintain for system administrators. GS200-24P is going to show the complete unified solution including the H.264 HD zoom camera, new standalone NVR, and project design tools, which will make both security installers and IT resellers big success in different vertical markets.

The video quality from ACTi IP network cameras far surpasses traditional analog cameras, allowing for crystal clear megapixel resolution images. Advanced H.264 / MPEG4 compression codecs save network bandwidth and make recording digitized.

About ACTi Corporation
ACTi Corporation, founded in 2003, is focusing on security unified solutions in IP surveillance. ACTi's extensive technology innovations in the development of JPEG/MPEG-4/H. 264 has empowered ACTi's worldwide partners and customers to enjoy best quality video performances from VGA up to Megapixel resolution at minimum bandwidth. The core value of ACTi is the ability to develop, integrate and market complete end-to-end solutions for our clients in the IP surveillance market. ACTi's technology advancements enable complete solution offerings to cover all segments of the security market.

ACTi partners with distributors, application developers worldwide; with flexible customization offerings to accommodate different business models. ACTi's commitment to sales, marketing and technical support will empower his innovative IP surveillance technology to be thoroughly optimized and appreciated by ACTi's strategic customers. For more information, please visit ACTi website, http://www.acti.com

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.


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