ZyXEL Introduces Complete UAG Series of Public Internet Access Gateways for Hospitality Venues

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The New Internet Access Gateways UAG Series Enable Hospitality Venues to Deliver and Monetize High Performing Guest Internet Services
12.9.2014

September 10 , 2014 –Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, today introduced a series of Unified Access Gateways (UAG Series) designed specifically for hospitality environments to deliver high speed, always-on, manageable Internet services.

ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a comprehensive portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for a wide range of customers that includes telecommunications service providers, small- to medium-sized businesses and home users.

Consumers today are accustomed to anywhere, anytime and always-on connectivity and expect the same from the hospitality venues they visit.  ZyXEL’s latest Unified Access Gateways were designed with this current Internet usage behavior in mind. Providing hospitality venues, and the solution providers supporting them, with a solution that is easy to deploy and manage, the new gateways offer best-in-class services to guests and open up new revenue opportunities for facility owners.

The new ZyXEL Unified Access Gateway UAG5100 and UAG2100 are perfect to manage guest access and generate revenue in public Internet access networks. Featuring dual-WAN interface for service reliability, built-in WLAN controller to reduce hardware expenditure for BYOD deployments, and host data retention for security, bandwidth management and billing capabilities. The new gateways are an ideal choice for hotels, convention centers, public libraries, and MTU / MDU facilities. 

ZyXEL service gateways are designed with advanced billing, user authentication and access control features that help hospitality locations manage guest accounts, block unauthorized access and limit access abuse through per-account bandwidth management. Specific features of the new series include:

UAG5100

  • High density gateway supports 800 concurrent devices
  • Comprehensive billing features help hospitality venues monetize Internet services or offer them for free
  • Dual-WAN support with load balancing and failover protection offer reliable services to satisfy guests
  • Integrated WLAN controller manages up to 32 Wi-Fi Access Points
  • 10 IPSec VPN tunnels make it easy for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to remotely manage and service customer deployments
  • Support for recording user access information like MAC addresses, source and destination IPs and more, to facilitate auditing requests from security agencies

UAG2100

  • Supports up to 200 concurrent devices
  • Built-in dual-radio 802.11n Access Point
  • Comprehensive billing features with Web-based authentication help hospitality venues monetize Internet services or offer them for free
  • Integrated WLAN controller manages up to 8 Wi-Fi Access Point
  • Supports ticket printer for easy account generation and billing
  • Support for recording user access information like MAC addresses, source and destination IPs and more, to facilitate auditing requests from security agencies

The UAG5100, UAG4100, and UAG2100 are part of ZyXEL’s complete Unified Access Gateway portfolio that enables customers to serve hospitality businesses including small- to medium-sized hotels, hostels, and hotspots in a variety of locations.

For a complete list of product features, please visit UAG Series on the ZyXEL global Web site or contact your local sales representatives.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.  
Founded in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, ZyXEL Communications Corp. 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 Equipment, Customer Premise Equipment, 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.