ZyXEL Will Showcase Its Most Comprehensive Range of Broadband Access Solutions at Computex Taipei 2000

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June 05, 2000

Taipei, June 5, 2000 - ZyXEL Communications Corp., (TAI: 2391.TW) an innovator and a leading supplier of DSL customer premises equipment (CPE), today announced that it will highlight its latest broadband access solutions at Computex Taipei 2000 from June 5- March 9 in TWTC Hall Booth D030-D032

BROADBAND ACCESS SOLUTIONS
ZyXEL Expands ADSL Router Family with
The New Prestige 642 ZyXEL announced the Prestige 642, the newest addition of its award-winning Prestige 600 family of ADSL bridge/routers. The Prestige 600 family represents the industry's first ADSL router series to implement PPPoE, which preserves the existing dial-up networking infrastructure to facilitate ADSL usage and deployment for users and service providers. The Prestige 642 supports Full-rate and G.Lite standards giving transmission speeds of up to 8Mbps or 1.5Mbps respectively, making it an ideal solution for bandwidth-hungry Internet access applications.

ZyXEL Introduces SDSL Router for SMB
ZyXEL's Prestige 681 SDSL router features symmetric data transmission at selectable speeds ranging from 144Kbps to 2.3 Mbps, making it an ideal high-speed alternative to expensive T1/E1 leased line services for SMB seeking to access the Internet or remote office networks. The Prestige 681 supports multi-protocol routing for TCP/IP and Novell IPX, as well as transparent bridging for other protocols. The Prestige 681 supports Frame Relay which ensures the high throughput and reliability required for today's bandwidth hungry businesses.

ZyXEL Enters MDU Market with the Universal Access Concentrator Solution
Designed for today's many Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs), ZyXEL's universal access solution includes the Prestige 1600 and multiple network modules including IDSL, ADSL, SDSL, and HomePNA. The Prestige 1600 is equipped with three Network Module slots, a WAN interface and an optional four-ports 100M-LAN switch cards, which enables different network modules to co-exist in the same chassis and to interoperate with the standards-based CPE. ZyXEL also provides flexible and cost-effective client side routers and modems to deliver complete access network solutions.

A Prestige 1600 with 3 DSL network module cards can support 24 to 32 DSL ports, and can daisy chain up to five Prestige 1600s via 10M/100M Ethernet ports as a to form a high capacity DSL concentrator system. ZyXEL will provide interchangeable ADSL, SDSL, IDSL, and HomePNA module cards for wider application and expansion, hence making the Prestige 1600 a highly flexible DSL solution for deployment in high-rise buildings, communities, and central offices by Telecoms, ISPs and System Integrators.

BROADBAND FIREWALL SOLUTIONS
New Dual Ethernet Router with Firewall
Built-in Building on its long-term commitment to add security to the network, ZyXEL is introducing the Prestige 312 dual Ethernet Broadband Access Security Gateway, the newest addition to the Prestige 300 family which allows SOHO and SMB LAN users to share a DSL/cable modem or broadband router. With ZyNOS's firewall features, the Prestige 312 supports Stateful Inspection; detects and prevents DoS (Denial of Services) attacks as well as produce real time alerts and logs for attack analysis and attack evidence.

DSL/CABLE WIRELESS LAN SOLUTIONS
ZyXEL will disclose its first step in wireless connectivity with the new Prestige 316, a futuristic wireless LAN solution that gives mobile laptop users fast and reliable access to the Internet via a DSL or cable line. Designed as a dual Ethernet router, ZyXEL's Prestige 316 adopts one 10Mbps Ethernet as a WAN port for connecting to a cable or DSL modem for super-fast Internet access. It is equipped with one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port as well as a built-in 11Mbps Access Point for wireless LAN connections within distances of up to 30 meters. The Prestige 316 also supports firewall and packet filtering to maximize network security.

CABLE INTERNET ACCESS SOLUTIONS
New Cable Modem Bridge/Router for SOHO and Residential Users ZyXEL's Prestige 941, the newly certified cable bridge/router by CableLabs, allows multiple LAN users to connect to the Internet using the hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) cable. The Prestige 941 cable modem is based on the Multimedia Cable Network System (MCNS) Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 1.0 standard, which make it compatible with other DOCSIS compliant cable modems and cable headend equipment. The Prestige 941 provides peak downstream data rates of 43 Mbps and upstream data rates of 10 Mbps, as well as complete network management tools and security protection.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a leading supplier of complete networking access solutions for Internet/ Intranet / VPN / Extranet applications. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), EarthLink/Mindspring (NASDAQ: ELNK), Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO), Telia, Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI), Czech Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, China Telecom, Korea Telecom, and Cuba Telecom. For more information on ZyXEL's products exhibited at Computex Taipei 2000, please visit the company's Website at: http://www.zyxel.com.tw