ZyXEL Launches High-performance Gigabit Ethernet Media Switch

Quality Streaming for Home Multimedia Contents

April 16, 2012; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet products and solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses to home users, today introduces its exceptional offering of a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Media Switch range for home users – GS-105S and GS-108S. With the special QoS design, home users are able to set throughput prioritization according to personal preferences to ensure extreme streaming quality for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video contents or online gaming.

Home users can easily connect a ZyXEL’s GS-105S/GS-108S to up to five/eight network media devices like media players, game consoles and smart TVs to the home network, while the Gigabit Ethernet technology allows blazing-high transmission speeds that runs 10 times faster than generic 100Mbps Ethernet to maintain seamless, uninterrupted streaming. The exclusive QoS design provides high-, medium- and low-priority QoS ports for users to freely set priorities for preferred network applications; for example, users can connect media players and smart TVs to the high-priority ports to enjoy high-quality, crystal-clear 3D video streaming. When you feel like entrenching yourself into heart-pounding online combats, simply connect the game console to the high-priority QoS port and switch other devices to the medium- or low-priority ports to satisfy yourself with lag-free, real-time gaming excitements.

The GS-105S/GS-108S series is designed for easy plug-and-play without the need for any configuration – a particularly considerate design for home users. In line with ZyXEL’s brand image, the device adopts the new ZyXEL black housing that implies stability and reliability, while the distinctive cover panel with uneven wave lines flowing around the surface epitomizes the rhythmic networking streams. To add a unique touch, the ZyXEL logo stands firmly and visibly on a shining panel showcasing our expertise. The new design goes in harmony with both modern home décor and other electronic equipment arranged next to each other.

For a greener environment with optimal power efficiency, the GS-105S/GS-108S follows the IEEE 802.3az EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) standard for less power consumption during low data activity periods. Moreover, the power consumption can be adjusted automatically depending on number of active, connected network devices and cable length; fewer active devices or shorter Ethernet cable length can result lower power consumption. Home users can enjoy high-quality multimedia entertainment and do their share to the environment.

While the GS-105S/GS-108S series provides home users with high-performance media switching for the best multimedia streaming quality, the newly-released GS-105B v2/GS-108B v2 series provides equally excellent switching quality for SOHO users who need stable networking performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP.

For more details about the product and series product portfolios, please visit GS-105S, GS-108S, GS-105B v2 and GS-108B v2 on the ZyXEL Web site or contact your local sales representatives for inquiries.

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.