Wireless Access Point with Safety Plenum Rating Material

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ZyXEL NWA-3160 / 3163 Deliver Enterprise-class Security Features for Small and Medium Businesses
September 20, 2007

Hsinchu, September 20, 2007  -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), the world's largest gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006), today announced its latest wireless NWA-3160/NWA-3163 PoE Business Access Point with LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) and unique ATC (Auto Traffic Classifier) capability that provide excellent cost efficiency and reliable connectivity for small and medium enterprises.

"The wireless market is experiencing a tremendous growth. The globalization, budget and customer demand issues caused organizations to pursue mobile solutions with real benefits" said Dr. Wesley Chen, Senior Manager of ZyXEL Network Connectivity Product Division. "Service providers recognize the demand and understand that high performance, security and public safety will be of high priority for all businesses."

In recent years, public safety becomes an important issue and many people concern about. Although incidents such as smoke and fire virtually didn't exist, ZyXEL still keeps improving materials used in all of products. NWA-3160/NWA-3163 Series is built with special LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) material, and is compliant with the UL2043 (test method for determining fire performance response of electrical equipment, the so-called plenum rating) standard. The fire-resistant and low- smoke characteristics allow NWA-3160/NWA-3163 to be installed in air handling spaces, such as the areas above suspended ceilings.

Compared to other competing products, ZyXEL NWA-3160/NWA-3163's unique Auto Traffic Classifier (ATC) with Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) feature can automatically prioritize traffics and even take care of non WMM compliant traffic. To shield wireless communication at the source, WPA/WPA2 with strong new encryption technology supports the standard security.

For businesses concerning about capability and security, the enterprise- class NWA-3160 802.11a/b/g dual- band access point is capable of covering the whole spectrum for flexible and efficient Wi-Fi network planning with up to 22 non- overlapping channels and rouge AP detection. In the mean time, ZyXEL also announces NWA-3163 equipped with high-power 802.11 b/g radio to significantly improve coverage especially for SMB and environments like shopping malls, campuses and hospitals.
For more information about ZyXEL NWA-3160/NWA-3163, please visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com

Availability
ZyXEL NWA-3160/NWA-3163 are available 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 multiplexers, 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.