ZyXEL Introduces New Home Router to Make Digital Life Easier

This Wireless N Gigabit NetUSB™ Router Enhances Users' Media Streaming Experiences at Home

February 24, 2010, Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative and reliable Internet solutions for customers, ranging from telecommunications service providers, small and medium-sized businesses to home users, announces today, the launch of its first product with an active NetUSB™ feature. The NBG4615 Wireless N Gigabit NetUSB Router, powered with Wireless N and Gigabit technology, along with ZyXEL's NetUSB™ feature, is designed to deliver not only high power wireless network connectivity, but also complete freedom of content sharing among family members at home.

With the ever growing number of applications being employed in the digital era, home users are expecting more freedom and greater accessibility of information with family members at home. Empowered by ZyXEL's NBG4615, home spaces can immediately be turned into a completely intra-linked, high-efficiency, networking environment, where family members can easily enjoy real-time multimedia deliveries over different electronic devices, such as PCs, Notebooks, network storage, game consoles even an individual's mobile handset.

To make printing at home hassle-free, in contrast to the conventional way which requires direct connections between the printer and the device, the NBG4615, with ZyXEL's built-in, unique NetUSB™ technology, allows users to share USB-equipped devices over the home network. Simply connect a printer to the NBG4615 or plug in any USB storage device that stores files to print or to share, users can easily print and share files among family members anywhere in the house. This saves money that would have been spent on setting up redundant peripherals.

To relieve home users from complex setups and difficult management of the network system, the new NBG4615 adopts a newly designed GUI (graphic user interface), which allows home users to easily manage the setup and navigation through intuitive features. With the ‘Easy Mode’, one of the two user-friendly configuration modes, users can enable or disable frequently used setup options, such as Game Engine, Power Saving, Content Filtering and Bandwidth Management with just one click. For example, a click on the 'on/off' icon immediately enables the Game Engine function that gives gaming traffics the highest priority to perform the speediest transmission over platforms such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC online games, etc. For more professional users, the advanced ‘Expert Mode’ provides full setup options with detailed configurations. A graphically displayed network map allows users to see all the networked devices such as PCs, Notebooks, and network storage devices, and the status in use.

Continuing its commitment to environmental friendliness, ZyXEL applies its "Green" principle to every product design. The NBG4615 features green initiatives, such as scheduling, power on/off, and wireless on/off switches, which can all be easily and wirelessly switched on/off according to usage patterns. While enjoying a convenient, digital lifestyle thanks to the high performance, wireless network connectivity provided by the NBG4615, home users can become part of the Green Movement in helping to reduce energy consumption through use of intelligent green design.

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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