ACTi and ZyXEL Announce Alliance Partnership for IP Surveillance System

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February 22, 2010

Taipei, Taiwan and Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 22, 2010 – ACTi Corporation, a leading provider of unified solution for IP surveillance, and ZyXEL Communications, the leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced that ZyXEL PoE Switches and ACTi IP surveillance equipments have been jointly tested to deliver a comprehensive IP surveillance.

The ZyXEL PoE switches allow power to be supplied over CAT5 Ethernet cables, and thus eliminate the need for costly electrical wirings. PoE enabled IP surveillance infrastructure is both cost efficient and easy to maintain for system administrators.

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.

ACTi NVR video management software lets user access recordings remotely and allows for far more intelligent operations than available from traditional Analog-based system. Motion Detection and event recordings highlights relevant time segments and makes retrieving and exporting evidence a snap. Intelligent video analytics help identify important scenes and license plate information.

The combined offerings provide users with a surveillance solution that is convenient, robust, and ready-to-deploy. Rugged PoE network backbones from ZyXEL ensure consistent data delivery while high quality video management from ACTi cameras and software secure proper identification. This seamless alliance provides installers with an iron-clad end-to-end integrated solution.

"It's an important beginning for ACTi to integrate ZyXEL's broadband access devices," said Juber Chu, President of ACTi Corporation. "As an alliance partner, we believe that we can provide a full range of solutions with high stability to system integrators."

"ZyXEL understands the need of constantly providing comprehensive and best-of-breed solutions to meet customer requirements," said Alpha Chen, VP of ZyXEL's Enterprise Solution Business Unit. "Through the collaboration, our customers will be benefited with the robustness and performance delivered by the integrated solutions."

ZyXEL's complete product portfolio makes IP Surveillance solutions with the best quality and performance: the L3 Core Switch as the heart of the separate CCTV network to control and handle the CCTV camera streams, Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch for the connection to the camera, and wireless LAN for smaller deployments as well as security for campus connectivity and secure remote monitoring.

ACTi's full range of video surveillance equipments provides high quality video and intuitive operation. The superior Day / Night design ensure quality image at all times. The wide variety of camera selections satisfies all kinds of demands. From 2-inch IP-66 Vandal proof minidome to the worldwide first CCD Megapixel box cameras, from video servers to convert Analog systems to IP network to IR LED bullet cameras that see the darkest of nights, there's a solution for every need.

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 Gateway, 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.