ZyXEL Introduces High Speed Mini Powerline Product

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Compact Design with More Powerful Performance
May 07, 2012

May 7th, 2012; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small and medium-sized businesses to home users, would like to introduce its first model of the Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter Series. The new 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter PLA4201 is a compact, upgraded offering for home users to enjoy high-quality media streaming over an Internet connection. Thanks to the growing demand from customers for ZyXEL’s Powerline products, ZyXEL continues to incorporate advanced features and designs into this product series, so that home users are provided with various options to choose from, when considering the best fit for the design of their home.

Designed to perform high data transfer rates powered by IEEE1901 500Mbps technology, the PLA4201 Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter delivers up to 60% better performance for reliability over HD media streaming in comparison with HomePlug AV 200Mbps Powerline technology. More distinctively, PLA4201 assures stability and high quality for multiple streaming, such as multi-gaming, online media streaming, and Web-browsing at the same time.

One of the new design features for the PLA4201 is a much slimmer size concerning the device’s dimensions. It not only makes installation easy, without blocking other power outlets, but is also unobtrusive around all corners. With this highly adaptable and discreet design, home users feel less intrusion from the adapters, while enjoying high quality media streaming over IP connectivity at home.

A few other functions and features that PLA4201 users will benefit from include Advanced QoS (Quality of Service), enabling the prioritization of bandwidth-intensive applications, such as online gaming and video-watching, and VoIP deployment. With easy security setup features, PLA4201, users can just plug in a pair of PLA4201s and press the WPS button on both PLA4201 devices, and encryption of the network will activate immediately without need for software configuration. Data transmission is protected by 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES) to insure a secure connection to the Internet.

In consideration of less power consumption for a greener environment, PLA4201 adopts a power-saving design by reducing energy waste by up to 88%. When the Ethernet link is inactive for 60 seconds, the adapters will automatically enter into a power-saving mode with power consumption dropping to as low as 0.5 watt.

The Powerline Solution has become an ideal alternative, when wiring the house with network cables becomes difficult to accomplish for whatever reasons. Powerline products enable an instant Internet availability, through expanded usage from an already existing electrical power grid. By simply plugging in the Powerline Product into any power outlet, the pervasive electrical power system will instantaneously turn into a dual-power system, with excellent Internet connectivity being provided alongside the electrical power. Users can then connect computing devices to the powerline product to begin their fascinating and enjoyable Internet experience.

For more feature details about the new PLA4201, please visit PLA4201 or contact your local ZyXEL sales representatives. You may also check out a video at (link will be provided later) to know how the Powerline Products enable your Internet connections immediately at home


ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.