ZyXEL Delivers Omni 56K Smart V.90 Data/Fax Modem

The New Modem Provides Pocket-sized and Lightweight Solution for Dial-up Internet Access

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 20, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), an innovator and leading provider of broadband access solutions and Internet access devices, today announced immediate availability of its new Omni 56K Smart V.90 analog data/fax modem. ZyXEL Omni 56K Smart incorporates ZyDAS sixth generation modem data pump, and is an ideal solution for SOHO and mobile users browsing the Web, accessing corporate Intranet, receiving e-mails, and much more.

Designed for dial-up Internet access, ZyXEL's Omni 56K Smart complies with the V.90 standard and can run a downstream maximum rate of 56Kbps and upstream rate of 33.6Kbps. Supporting built-in G3 send and receive fax functions at speeds of up to 14.4Kbps, the Omni 56K Smart also works as an ideal fax machine.

The Omni 56K Smart provides the convenience of a serial port for optimum data speeds. The pocket-sized and lightweight design makes the Omni 56K Smart completely portable to meet the dynamic demands of today's rapidly increasing telecommuters and mobile users.

The Omni 56K Smart provides the best transmission quality with its automatic fall-back and fall-forward technology. The Omni 56K Smart will automatically adapt its transmission speed when communicating with slower modems or when encountering unstable line conditions. The modem will resume the maximum speed once the transmission condition returns to normal.

The Omni 56K Smart is designed for easy to use. A step by step configuration wizard will lead the users to complete the installation and configuration procedure in a few minutes from their Microsoft Windows 98/2000/ME/XP.

The Omni 56K Smart is currently available and distributed through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors. To find ZyXEL resellers in a specific area, check http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php. More information on the product, visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1029209797&indexFlagvalue=1021876983.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's leading broadband access and Internet security solution provider. 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 Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.