ZyXEL Introduces A More User-Friendly Media Server for Home Entertainment

Easy and Simple to Manage, Store, Share and Play

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 13, 2010 – ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today, introduced the ZyXEL NSA221, a 2-bay media server with capacity of up to 4TB that features a comprehensive user interface and a variety of applications that help home entertainment users to easily and simply manage, store, share and play their audio, video and multimedia material. 

Designed in the modern look with rhythmical streamline on the black housing, ZyXEL NSA221 follows the concept of bringing the smooth entertainment streaming throughout the home. By utilizing the user-friendly interface, managing and enjoying your multimedia is easier than ever before. Users can easily and efficiently watch photo slideshows or videos, listen to music, or even download multimedia content from the Internet directly, without requiring a PC. (Click here to experience the intuitive user interface!)

"Nowadays, home integrated multimedia systems will, without a doubt, be a large part of our everyday life". "A fully interoperable and easy-to-use entertainment management system is definitely what the consumers desire", said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of ZyXEL's Digital Living Product Business Unit. "ZyXEL always knows what our customers need, and is committed to providing them with more thoughtful and revolutionary technology and products that will enrich their digital life."

Instead of command lines, graphical icons will enable the users to preview the files quickly and easily by using thumbnails. The alphabetical search bar design provides a convenient way to find the file you're looking for amongst the thousands of songs, photos and videos that you've stored. It is also possible to create a music list and listen to music while viewing a photo slide show.

Another wonderful feature is the advanced zPilot™ file auto-classification function, which makes it very easy to store and manage all your media files by just a simple drag-and-drop action. The files (one or more file/folders) being dragged to the zPilot™ icon on the desktop can be automatically identified and delivered to music, photo or any other designated folders that you've created on the device. It is also easy and convenient for users to check their upload status at any time.

The NSA221 also provides an all-in-one backup solution to protect all your valuable data. With the intelligent "Copy/Sync" button, the NSA221 can easily help you copy to or from external USB storage devices, card readers and digital cameras. In addition, the "Backup Planner" provides instant backup and scheduled backups from the NSA221 to other ZyXEL storage devices or external USB mass storages. 

More than just user-friendly, the NSA221 is also more eco-friendly and energy efficient, helping to save money for our consumers. While consuming less power without compromising performance, the NSA221 consumes 80% less energy as compared to traditional PC storage. The scheduling function design can automatically perform power management tasks according to the users' usage pattern. With the advanced internal hard disk hibernation support, the hard disks in the device can automatically spin down when there is no data transmission after a certain period of time. It is also equipped with smart fan technology, so the NSA221's fan can run at slower speeds to help reduce energy consumption when the system's temperature is low.

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About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.

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