ZyXEL Introduces Advanced IP Set-top Box Range at IBC 2008

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September 08, 2008

Hsinchu, September 8, 2008 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, will showcase its advanced range of Internet Protocol (IP) Set-top Box (STB) entertainment devices at the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition will run between Sept, 12 and 16 at the RAI Centre.

The ZyXEL exhibit theme will be "Create a New IPTV Era" and the company's display will be located at booth IP 321, hall 12, in the IPTV Zone. At the event ZyXEL will showcase the ZyXEL IP-STB range. The entry-level to high-definition products complete the company's award-winning portfolio of IPAV devices designed to deliver a comprehensive media Centre for today's connected lifestyles.

"The triple-play and video-on-demand market continues to rapidly grow and bundled broadband access and IPTV has become a more familiar and popular choice among consumers, according to reports from research firms," Dr. Herman Chen, Assistant Vice President of the IPAV Product Division of ZyXEL said. "The number of IPTV subscribers has increased rapidly and is expected to reach nearly 55 million in 2010."
"The performance and technology capabilities of ZyXEL IP-STB meet consumers' in-home communication needs while also creating value-added services and all-in-one solutions for service providers that will extend their broadband subscriber base and increase revenues, " Chen said.

ZyXEL IP STBs not only target cable TV, but also offer more interactions through cooperative solutions. "Our set-top box can be a centralized 'portal' for all connected devices throughout the home and create the platform from which to monitor and control a vast array of Internet devices -- everything from health care to communications and white goods," he said. "IBC is a perfect event for ZyXEL to introduce our IP STBs. We can offer service providers a unique opportunity to find what they need."

Benefits of ZyXEL IP STB Series

High Definition
Supporting high definition, ZyXEL IP STBs offer consumers dramatic viewing enhancements to ensure greater realism and more detailed viewing, even in a large display format.

Cost Efficient Features
Featuring advanced decoding technology, MPEG4, ZyXEL IP STBs provide higher quality video streams (two or more streams per household) but lower bandwidths that increase service providers' bandwidth efficiency and reduce their cost. In addition, ZyXEL employs Technical Report 069 (TR-069) remote management and upgrade capability that significantly reduces service providers' support and maintenance costs.

Easy Integration
ZyXEL's IP-STB products can be integrated with different vendors' products. The modular hardware design enhances ease of use and greater flexibility, allowing for a wide array of business uses and customizations.

Availability
To find a local ZyXEL distributor or for more information about ZyXEL's complete set of IP multimedia products, including STB, Digital Media Adaptor and Wireless Projector Adaptor ranges, please visit http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions for service providers, and business and home users. The company was recently named Taiwan's first "green enterprise," and is the second highest ranked "green" company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association).
As one of the early modem makers, 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 including DSL customer premise equipment, central office equipment, Internet security appliances, switches, WLAN equipment, network-attached storage and centralized network management systems.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 29 subsidiaries and sales offices and 3 research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website, http://www.zyxel.com.