Enabling Instant Internet Connectivity at Home

ZyXEL Powerline Products Enable Internet-powered Digital Experience

May 31, 2013, Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides wired and wireless Internet- enabled solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, medium-size businesses to home users, today announced the availability of a new compact Powerline family – the PLA4100 Series that includes the PLA4101 Ethernet Adapter and a PLA4111 Pass-Thru Ethernet Adapter. Powerline networking is a special technology that unleashes Internet power immediately from electricity power grids to eliminate the need for rewiring complex, disturbing Ethernet – which can be difficult for some homeowners. Simply plug the adapters into power outlets, press the activation button, and Internet is immediately available in the house for Internet-enabled devices such as IP set-top boxes, HD IPTV, laptops, tablets and game consoles.

With inherited technical advantages from ZyXEL’s comprehensive Powerline portfolio, the new PLA4100 family differentiates itself with the design and green features. The smaller size helps the device to blend well into the environment as well as to prevent being stumbled by family members. The clean-white color with subtle wave engraving on the surface epitomizes its sense of style and fits harmoniously in most interior designs.

As optimized power management contributes to both environmental awareness and electricity bills, green design has become very imperative in modern electronic designs. The new PLA4100 is one of the best examples of such efforts, since an idling unit automatically reduces its power consumption to only 0.5 watt – over 75% in saving. As some people concern about wireless electromagnetic fields, the PLA4111 Pass-Thru model generates significantly less signal throughout the process of transmission.

In terms of performance, the new PLA4100 Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter family can perform speedy data transmissions at up to 200 Mbps without being interfered by other home electrics; as such users can enjoy digital media streaming in comfort thanks to the good signal integrity. The integrated advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features further elevate user satisfaction on bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video streaming, Voice-over-IP and high-speed Internet access, online gaming with prioritized data traffics.

As immersive Internet experience becomes prevalent, networking security becomes a serious issue for both users and administrators. Incorporating system-level security expertise, the ZyXEL devices employ the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES) mechanism to protecting users from malicious attacks and intrusions from the outside. With intuitive configuration through a simple press on a button of the device, user can start enjoying the Internet world freely with peace of mind.

As an additional benefit, the PLA4111 has an extra power outlet to accommodate power supplies for PCs, laptops or game consoles. 

For complete feature lists, specifications and product availability, please visit PLA4100 Powerline Ethernet Adapters on www.zyxel.com or contact your local ZyXEL representatives.

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.

For more information, please visit www.zyxel.com.