ZyXEL Expands Green Technologies with Green Product Series at CeBIT 2010

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February 12, 2010

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 12, 2010 – ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces a broaden range of its green technologies with a series of products at CeBIT 2010 from March 2nd to 6th. ZyXEL's eco-friendly products provide more energy-saving solutions to help users reducing energy cost without sacrificing performance.

As a green enterprise, ZyXEL presents a complete series of eco-friendly products, including Wireless Routers, Powerline, Network Storage Appliance and Switches. Integrated with rich green features, ZyXEL energy-saving products decrease power consumption to help customers to reduce energy cost and to enhance usability.
Complying with the three EU directives – WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and EuP (Eco-Design Requirements for Energy Using Products) – to manufacture environmentally responsible products, ZyXEL also optimizes home devices with ENERGY STAR®-qualified power adapters to present ZyXEL's green initiative to protect our environment.

"ZyXEL is a major player in the world's networking industry, therefore we are willing to bear more social responsibilities encompassing the awareness of our environmental impact," CEO of ZyXEL, Dr. Shun-I Chu said. "The expansion of ZyXEL green technology re-emphasizes ZyXEL's commitment to developing innovative new products and features that increase energy efficiency, offer outstanding performance and meet global environment standards."

About ZyXEL's Green Technology
Power Usage Adjustment by Link Status
The ZyXEL Switch Series can automatically adjust power usage according to the number of active devices connected to ZyXEL switches. When any shut down network device or inactive link is detected, ZyXEL Switches will reduce the power accordingly.

Saving Energy by Detecting Cable Length
Switches usually send full power to cables regardless of the actual length. With the latest green technology, ZyXEL Switches Series can automatically adjust power usage according to the length of the Ethernet cable to help users reducing energy cost. The shorter the cable length, the less power it consumes.

Wireless Scheduling
In order to save power and reduce wireless radiation when wireless network in not in use, ZyXEL's Wi-Fi devices can be customized to turn on or off automatically according to the users' wireless usage pattern. Users may have their router start up automatically when they get home and shut off when they go to sleep. The intelligent energy-saving benefit will help users saving energy consumption when the devices are not in use.

Wake On Demand
The feature automatically reduces power usage by bringing the ZyXEL Device out of power-saving mode only when network activities such as Internet access or an Internet call are initiated.

Smart Fan Control
With smart fan technology, the fans in ZyXEL's Network Storage Appliances and Switches can run at slower speeds to reduce power consumption when the system temperature is low.

Intelligent Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The main drawback of PoE switch deployment is that even the connected devices require only a lower amount of power, the switches still supplies the full level of power. In order to reduce power consumption, ZyXEL's intelligent PoE switches provide the power the devices actually needed with the auto-detection capability.

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.