ZyXEL Debuts NBG-318S Wireless HomePlug AV Router

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HomePlug AV, Wi-Fi and LAN 3-in-1 box eases home network deployment and enjoyment
March 13, 2007

Hsinchu, March 13, 2007–ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced its NBG-318S, the company's first Wireless HomePlug AV router to be demonstrated at ZyXEL's booth (Hall 15 D05) in Hannover CeBIT taking place between March 15 and 21, 2007. The router turns power outlets into a home network backbone for wired and wireless LAN that fully conforms to the latest HomePlug AV and 802.11b/g standards. With data rate up to 200Mbps over power lines, ZyXEL NBG-318S is not only designed for Internet data sharing but is also capable of streaming digital multimedia contents all over the house.

"As today's users keep watching the latest iteration of wireless development, the HomePlug power line technology is making steady progress as a home network backbone alternative,"  said Chinru Lin, director of consumer product division at ZyXEL. "As predicted by market research firm Parks Associates, the number of HomePlug devices will be more than tripled from 2.7 million in 2004 to 9.6 million before 2008."

With core network technologies such as HomePlug AV, Wi-Fi and wired LAN supported in a box, NBG-318S not only takes the home gateway role for Internet sharing via LAN, wireless and power line interface, but also uses the power lines to extend broadband reach to every corner at home. The NBG-318S is the ultimate gear for seamless and provides an easy way to create flexible home network and great performance.

ZyXEL HomePlug AV technology empowers NBG-318S to provide amazing data rate of up to 200Mbps over power lines; besides, NBG-318S features Super G technology that boosts Wi-Fi performance to 54Mbps or even 108Mbps in the high-speed mode. NBG-318S LAN connection between the router and power line devices and reduces the wireless performance degradation caused by extended distances. Consumers can enjoy VoIP, online gaming and video at anywhere, anytime.

From the security perspective, ZyXEL NBG-318S is reinforced by the 128-bit AES encryption for wired connection and WPA/WPA2 for wireless to prevent illegitimate users from tapping the network.

Availability
ZyXEL NBG-318S is scheduled to be available in the second quarter and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit the information site at http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.