ZyXEL Introduces SOHO Ethernet Switches

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January 23, 2003

Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 23, 2003 -- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), world's leading broadband access solutions vendor, today introduced its Dimension ES-105 and ES-108 switches for small offices and home offices.

The ES-105 and ES-108 provide users with 5 and 8 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports to build switched networks. Plug-n-play usability, outstanding price-to-performance ratio, and flexible designs make the ES-105 and ES-108 simple and affordable solutions for a wide range of SOHO applications.

The ES-105 and ES-108 provide auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps switching capabilities on each port, which automatically detects the speed and duplex mode of attached networking devices then adjusting itself for optimal performance, making installation fast and easy.

In addition, auto-MDI/MDI-X feature automatically detect either MDI/MDIX cable type through any of the Ethernet ports, thus eliminates the need for crossover cables or uplink ports.

The Dimension ES-105 and the ES-108 support IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3x Flow Control standards, which specify 10Base-T and 100Base-TX Ethernet technologies. With Flow Control mechanism, both the ES-105 and the ES-108 effectively prevent traffic congestion by sending out collision signals when the switches detect the port's receiving buffer is nearly full under heavy traffic congestion. Flow Control allows 200 Mbps full duplex connections between servers and switches with zero data transfer loss. For more information on the ES-105, check http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1038555167&indexFlagvalue=1028014886; for the ES-108, check http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1038561486&indexcate1=&indexFlagvalue=1028014886

Availability
The Dimension ES-105 and the ES-108 are currently available through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors. All products come with a two-year materials and workmanship warranty and include ZyXEL technical support. To find a ZyXEL reseller nearest your location, visit http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a world leader in broadband access solutions. ZyXEL's products lead the industry, consistently winning acclaim from worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com