ZyXEL Prestige 100IH Received September Winner From Danish Magazine PC PRO

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September 15, 1999

Hsinchu, September 15, 1999 - ZyXEL announced today that PC PRO magazine selected ZyXEL's Prestige 100IH ISDN/Hub router as the most distinguished "PC PRO Winner" in the ISDN router class for September.

The cover story, "ISDN-Large Test of Routers for Private and SOHO Use" in PC PRO's September issue, unveils the testing result of nine routers which included the ZyXEL's Prestige 100IH, Eicon's ISDN LAN Modem, 3Com's OfficeConnect, Cisco's 775, Netopia's R3100 ISDN router, and Asante's FriendlyNet that all deliver top performances to separate themselves from the rest of other vendors. ZyXEL's Prestige 100IH, chosen by the testers, was praised for its exceptional performance at a reasonable price.

"ZyXEL has unquestionably delivered the best performance among the tested routers. Although the Prestige 100IH was surpassed by a few of the other entries in some tests, ZyXEL does present the best results in the severe testing environment", said Henrik Paludan-Mork & Andreas Ott, editors of PC PRO. "Without doubt, we choose ZyXEL's Prestige 100IH as this month's PC-PRO winner, as it offers the best price/performance ratio."

According to test editors, the test methodology was based on technical performance, features and price. Since the selected products were all targeted towards the SOHO market segment, user friendliness and flexibility were all equally important. The testers also praised the Prestige's configuration wizard, the PWC, which provides a quick and easy installation for non-technical users.

"We are honored to be chosen for this award," said Chin-Ru Lin, Assistant Vice President of Sales & Marketing Division at ZyXEL. "PC PRO's award acknowledges the commitment we've put into developing complete ISDN solutions that are fully-featured and truly easy to use for the growing community of Internet users around the world."

ZyXEL's Prestige 100IH provides a built-in 4-port 10Base-T hub, allowing multiple users to easily access the Internet through an ISDN line. The Prestige 100IH is also one of the most honored SOHO routers recommended by professional magazines around the globe. Since it was introduced, the Prestige 100IH was selected by c|net computers.com, PC Computing, PC Expert (France), and Tietokone Magazine (Finland) as the winner of editor's best choice.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corporation, founded in 1989 in Taiwan's Science-Based Industrial Park, is a leading supplier of routers, xDSL products, ISDN terminal adapters, and high performance modems. The firm provides complete networking access solutions for Internet/Intranet/VPN/Extranet applications, and also provides networking service solutions in the design, implementation and maintenance of networks for small- to medium-sized business. ZyXEL is listed in the stock market, and has sales in more than 150 countries.