ZyXEL Introduces 450 Mbps Dual-Band Media Router for Digital Home

Fast and Ultimate High-Definition Media Network

August 15, 2010, Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative and reliable Internet solutions for customers, ranging from telecommunications service providers, medium-sized businesses to home users, announces today the availability of one more addition to its home router product family – the NBG5715, a Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless N Media Router. The NBG5715 is the premium model in the ZyXEL Wireless N Router Series, best for demand-critical home users who are seeking high-performance networking devices capable of enabling high-definition multimedia streaming for a variety of home entertainment, such as watching HD audio/video media contents, online gaming, web surfing for multimedia contents, and sharing over different high-definition displays, any time, anywhere.

With a unique design consisting of three dual-band antennas based on MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology, ZyXEL’s NBG5715 is a market-leading router, capable of truly performing at a transfer rate of up to 450 Mbps over dual networks - web-surfing can be performed over a standard 2.4 GHz band, while performance-critical video transmission, such as Internet movies or online gaming can be performed over a 5 GHz band simultaneously, without any interference between each other. This unique band-independent design not only optimizes bandwidth efficiency in realizing speedy and seamless wireless network connectivity for superior digital entertainment quality, but it also maximizes the return on investment ratio from a single device for the household.

To ensure wall-to-wall and reliable wireless connectivity in the home, the NBG5715 applies smart antenna technology - the SmartRange technology that makes extensive barrier-free wireless coverage a reality. Family members are able to enjoy various Internet applications freely in different rooms – online gaming for personal enjoyment in one room, while the rest of the family enjoys a high-definition movie on Internet TV, together in the living room. Further enhanced by four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the NBG5715 assures reliability and uninterrupted high-performance streaming at speeds 10 times faster than typical Ethernet connections when connected with other gadgets, such as media servers, media players, etc.

In addition to its capabilities of performing high quality multimedia streaming and high-speed Internet connection, two built-in NetUSB™ ports allow home users to share stored content in USB devices over the home network, without the hassle of plugging the USB devices into different equipment. Over the wireless connection provided by the NBG5715, contents such as data, photos, and recorded video footage can be printed out or played back on high-definition display systems. Households are spared the unnecessary inconvenience and mess caused by the wires and line-ups of several machines in the room, which can ruin a home’s decor.

In following ZyXEL’s prerequisite principle of being a socially responsible company with total commitment to a greener environment, the NBG5715 applies several green designs, as found in other ZyXEL models. The two on/off switches, respectively for wireless connection and power to the machine, are highly visible to allow users to easily turn on or off the function, depending on actual requirements. Hence, power consumption is minimized when the selected functions are not in use. Also, in consideration of growing cyber security concerns, five IPSec VPN tunnels, the most in the home-router family, are built-in to protect the home network from malicious attacks when processing various applications over different protocols.

For more details about the product and the whole home router family, please visit us at http://www.zyxel.com/products_services/nbg5715.shtml together with a video footage on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeVgGnGhUp8 or contact your local ZyXEL representative for details. To realize your real-time enjoyment of multimedia applications, ZyXEL's Wireless N Router Series is the best-in-class choice to optimize your wireless network performance without suffering from complex wiring at home.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class, networking company that provides 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 Telecommunications service providers, small and 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. SMBs and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.
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