Home Entertainment Centre Enriched by ZyXEL Media Server

NSA300 Series Enables High Performance Multimedia Sharing Around Corners

Jan 20, 2012; 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-sized businesses to home users, launches a complete media server product portfolio – the NSA300 Series for users to create a multi-function, high-performance entertainment centre at home. With merely one device, home users can freely store and retrieve massive multimedia contents, such as photos and videos taken with digital devices as well as other high-definition audio and video files, for either personal enjoyment or simultaneous sharing among several family members anytime, anywhere.

Thanks to the improved digital technologies that deliver premium media quality, high-definition applications continue to explore different types of multimedia presentations to enable more inspirations in people’s daily life. When people enjoy media contents for personal entertainment or sharing with their friends and family, a media server powered by the advanced streaming technology and built-in interfaces for guaranteed interoperability is required to help managing the archived data and files for effective delivery. The new ZyXEL NSA300 Series, available in NSA310/320/325 models, offers not only high-performance HD multimedia streaming but also sufficient storage capacity to meet different needs.

With the core processor power of up to 1.6GHz and a rich feature set, the new NSA300 Series ensures excellent performance providing high-definition multimedia streaming for individual playback or multiple simultaneous streaming to several individual displays. The HD media quality remains uncompromised even many streaming sessions are active at the same time.

In addition to the impressive streaming capability, the zMedia feature, exclusive to NSA325, is a “Mobile Cloud” designed specifically for users on the move. With the mobile app, tasks such as configuration, playback and download can be performed easily and remotely with just a few swipes on the screens of mobile devices anywhere at home. The NSA325 also works with the Dropbox service to backup files, or send torrent files from mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs anywhere on the road to the NSA325 – your proprietary mobile cloud.

The ZyXEL NSA300 Series Media Server boasts an all-in-one backup solution to ensure that valuable files are flawlessly stored with full protection. The zPilot™, an auto-classification software developed by ZyXEL, helps users to manage files easy and effortlessly; once the zPilot™ is installed on personal computing devices, incoming files are identified and stored to the designated folders according to their formats.

With environment care and energy efficiency in mind, the ZyXEL NSA300 Series features many “green” designs. For instance, the “Wake-on-LAN” function allows users to turn on the NSA and access files remotely anytime, anywhere even the device was powered off; the “hibernation” support allows the hard disk to spin down automatically when no data transmission is active after a period of time. The “power scheduling” function can turn the NSA300 on or off in accordance with usage patterns and needs to ensure power consumption is effectively regulated.

For home users who would like to enjoy high-quality digital lifestyle with rich high-definition multimedia contents, the ZyXEL NSA300 Series Media Server is the best-in-class choice for the home entertainment centre. For complete information about the NSA models and the respective requirements, please visit NSA325 or contact your local ZyXEL sales representatives. In addition, you may also refer to the video at http://youtu.be/fCcRARDaO8o to learn how the media server can bring enjoyable contents to your home.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing 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 Telcos, small to 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. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.