ZyXEL Products Chosen By Bell Atlantic to Expand Its ISDN Product Line

Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed Stocks ZyXEL Products and Offers $50 Instant Rebate

ANAHEIM, CA, June 30, 1997 - ZyXEL Communications, Inc. announced today Bell Atlantic will offer the omni.net ISDN terminal adapter and Prestige 100 ISDN remote access router to its residential ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) customers. Bell Atlantic is offering both ZyXEL products with a $50 instant rebate through its residential ISDN sales, provisioning and service center, Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed.

"After many months of testing, Bell Atlantic has chosen to add ZyXEL to its ISDN line of products," says Munira Brooks, manager of marketing and sales at ZyXEL Communications, Inc. "We have worked hard to perfect the omni.net and Prestige 100. We are thrilled to see Bell Atlantic select our products and offer them to its valued customers. We hope this new relationship puts us at an advantage when other RBOCs (regional Bell operating companies) choose their ISDN product inventories."

ZyXEL and Bell Atlantic have trained their technical staff thoroughly on each other's products and services. ZyXEL takes technical support very seriously, and continually strives to improve the knowledge and training of each technical staff member. Additionally, ZyXEL wants to make sure its distributors are completely trained on the implementation and use of its products so users and distributors alike can make full use of the numerous features and benefits built into each unit.

"We strive to provide our customers with leading edge products of the highest quality and value," says Tony Price, president of Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed. "We're pleased to add the omni.net and Prestige 100 to the select array of ISDN equipment offered through Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed."

ISDN is an all-digital network technology that combines voice, data and video signals on a single telephone line, and transmits them at speeds up to 128 kilobits per second (Kbps). When compared with 28.8Kbps analog modems, the increase in speed can be up to four-fold. With both ZyXEL's well-known, top-performing products and Bell Atlantic's ISDN service offered in one ready-made package, users now have access to a complete communications solution at an affordable price.

The omni.net ISDN Terminal Adapter
The ZyXEL omni.net offers simultaneous analog calls using two of its analog ports. Users can connect a combination of any two analog devices, such as telephone, fax machine, modem and answering machine. The omni.net allows users to send or receive data to or from a modem, talk on the phone or send and receive faxes at the same time �V all using one ISDN line.

Features of the omni.net include:

  • PPP Multilink Protocol
  • Bandwidth on Demand / BACP
  • Call Bumping
  • Universal compatibility and performance by supporting AT&T 5ESS, Northern Telecom DMS-100, Siemens EWSD switches with National ISDN-1 and Customs protocols
  • Compatibility with all popular operating environments including: Windows '95� & NT�, OS/2�, DOS�, Macintosh�, UNIX� and Novell�
  • High-speed serial connection
  • V.42bis compression over V.120 and Stac� Compression over PPP
  • Call Back with Password Protection
  • Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
  • Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)
  • Flash EPROM with Kernel Recovery Mode

The Prestige 100 ISDN Remote Access Router
The Prestige 100 router integrates routing capabilities with the industry's most extensive feature set to provide a cost-effective high-performance networking solution. Providing a complete client-end solution, the new Prestige 100 enables Internet access for an unlimited number of users on the corporate LAN, wide area networking between LANs, and SOHO and telecommuter remote access to corporate LANs.

Feature of the Prestige 100 include:

  • IP routing
  • PPP Multilink Protocol (PPP/MP)
  • Bandwidth on Demand (BOD)
  • Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol (BACP)
  • Call bumping
  • Two analog (POTS) ports
  • Stac� data compression for higher throughput
  • Call-detail records and Call Control
  • RS-232 and Telnet configuration
  • PAP, CHAP and Call-back
  • Firewall filtering, protocol spoofing
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • IP Pool and Proxy ARP
  • Multiple SUA account capabilities
  • Unlimited number of users to access the Internet simultaneously

Pricing and Company Backgrounds
At Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed, the omni.net is priced at US$249, and provides the most economical communication solution for SOHO and at home users. The Prestige 100 is competitively priced at US$449, and is the most affordable single-product remote access solution currently available on the market. "No other manufacturer offers the same combination of features at these prices," says Brooks. "Plus, Bell Atlantic is offering a $50 instant rebate on both products. That makes the bottom line prices unheard of!" Both products are available through Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed now by calling 1-800-204-7332 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

About ZyXEL
ZyXEL Communications, Inc. (http://www.zyxel.com), located in Anaheim, California, is a leading supplier of high-speed ISDN terminal adapters, ISDN remote access routers, modems and compatible LAN/WAN data communications products. Since its inception, ZyXEL has built a reputation as the price/performance leader in modems by providing high-quality products at affordable prices.

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