ZyXEL Announces ZyXEL P-2304R-P1 VoIP Station Gateway for Internet Access and Feature-Rich Phone Communication at Office

Hsinchu, January 2, 2007 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006), today announced its new P-2304R-P1 VoIP station gateway designed for telcos and IP telephony service providers (ITSP). With integrated broadband sharing gateway and four POTS ports for VoIP applications over the Internet, the P-2304R-P1 allows office users to enjoy high-speed Internet access while meeting Internet phone service through existing DSL/Cable modem.

The P-2304R-P1 is an affordable, easy-to-use VoIP station gateway for broadband users connecting to the Internet or a local area network. Depending on their needs, office users can easily configure the P-2304R-P1 in routing/bridge mode using the intuitive WebGUI. The P-2304R-P1 supports open SIP v2 (Session Initiation Protocol, RFC 3261) to ensure interoperability with other SIP-based equipments.

The P-2304R-P1 supports Multiple Channel Technology and multiple SIP phone numbers. The four built-in FXS POTS interface serves two communication lines simultaneously; and its G.729 support on each phone port is best suited in environments with limited bandwidth. This flexible dial mechanism allows office users to freely assign one or two communication lines to the four phone ports.

ZyXEL P-2304R-P1 enriches user's communication experience with a number of sophisticated call features. Features such as call forwarding, call transfer, three way conference call, etc. are provided through the WebGUI or by using the keypad.

The P-2304R-P1 enables network administrators to allocate network resources while guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS). Network Bandwidth Management enhances productivity and efficiency by tailoring a system to specific demands such as time-sensitive VoIP and multimedia applications. In addition, the P-2304R-P1 secures users' networks with its SPI Firewall and DoS (Denial of Service) protection. The state-of-the-art security mechanism provides the first line of defense against hackers, network intruders, and other malicious threats.

ZyXEL P-2304R-P1 facilitates service providers to manage and configure the device remotely through ZyXEL's Easy Provisioning Management using TR-104* (depending on project). Through this mechanism, provisioning parameters define a VoIP CPE device's provisioning data model established by an Auto-configuration Server (ACS). ZyXEL's TR-104 management solution is tailored to meet the service provider's needs.  This function helps to significantly decrease installation and management costs.

The ZyXEL P-2304R-P1 is currently available. As a vendor with diversified VoIP product lines and extensive global market experience, ZyXEL has committed to provide comprehensive VoIP solutions through its global sales network, system integrators, and value-added resellers.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexors, 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.