ZyXEL Selects Sigma Designs’ Next-generation G.hn Chipset

Transform power outlets in subscribers’ homes into Gigabit networks

January 14, 2013; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-size businesses to home users, today introduces a new addition to its Powerline family with chipsets from Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM) – the PLA6415 1000Mbps Powerline Pass-thru Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. Simply adding a Powerline adapter will immediately unleash networking capability of the existing power outlets for residential subscribers. With the MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, the PLA6415 improves coverage and data transfer speed even through power surge protector strips and multi-phase residential environments as a versatile network foundation for residential subscribers who demand multimedia-centric networks.


Whether it's for your existing Internet service, IPTV or Smart Home services, ZyXEL’s latest Powerline solution gives your subscribers an easy, fast and reliable commercial-grade bridging connection to your digital services. By plugging in Powerline adapters into the existing power outlets in subscribers’ houses, the power grids instantly becomes a network for more Powerline adapters to connect to and it makes deployment fast and simple for service subscribers. A simple press on the encryption button on several ZyXEL's PLA6415 adapters also turns them into an encrypted network that keeps the subscribers’ information safe and secure.


Gigabit Powerline connections will enable higher throughputs for delivering bandwidth-intensive network applications to your subscribers. If you'd like to give your subscribers high-definition contents from your video-on-demand service, no problem. Not only can the PLA6415 achieve data transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, it also includes the latest multimedia enhanced quality-of-service (QoS) function that allows time-sensitive digital applications including IPTV and IP camera streaming to get much more bandwidth over the less sensitive applications such as email and Web browsing.


Pass-through power outlet adapters give your subscribers the convenience to use powered devices without sacrificing the existing outlets. In addition, the PLA6415 includes a built-in noise filter that prevents high-power devices such as refrigerators, air conditioners and the like from interfering the Powerline network to keep data transfer rates consistent and to stream digital media smoothly.


The incorporation of TR-069 remote management interface allows you to alter subscriber settings for less on-site travel expenses. If you need to adjust subscriber network services, just access the device remotely from a centralized network center. Get full control to provide the best customer experience for your subscribers.


ZyXEL Communications Corp.
Founded in 1989, ZyXEL Communications Corporation is a world-class networking company that provides innovative, 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-size businesses as well as home users in a wide range of deployment scenarios. ZyXEL’s Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices as well as Carrier Switches while the SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN and IP Telephony. The company also offers Digital Home solutions that include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.