ZyXEL pushes gaming and streaming boundaries with new Armor Z2 router

June 23, 2016 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – Do you experience heavy lag while playing games like League of Legends or Overwatch? To ease the strain of more devices competing for bandwidth on home networks, ZyXEL Communications is launching a new AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router (Armor Z2) to power gaming, streaming, and heavy multitasking at full speed.


Designed for gaming and streaming enthusiasts, the Armor Z2 carries a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and MU-MIMO*/StreamBoostTM technology to turbocharge multiple Wi-Fi devices – all at the same time - with 3 times faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi speed.

The four adjustable beamforming antennas means Armor Z2 can pinpoint Wi-Fi coverage to your Wi-Fi devices even while you are moving around. The multiple Ethernet ports give users the freedom to hand-wire it to game consoles or smart TVs for even faster connection. The fierce look of the Armor Z2 doesn’t just look good, it also sports a brand new airflow design keeping it cool and quiet even when you’re gaming in full swing.

“Consumers today multitask with so many screens on hand and yet still deal with limited bandwidth and time,” commented Chin-Ru Lin, VP of ZyXEL Smart Living Business Unit. “The Armor Z2 is the best-of-breed 11ac wave 2 MU-MIMO router which helps consumers game, watch YouTube, Netflix and download massive files all at the same time without compromising either performance or mobility.”

Free Apps that go along with the Armor Z2 include the ZyXEL ONE Connect and the ZyXEL Photo App to help users control home networks through mobile devices. They allow users to enable guest Wi-Fi and parental control, back up photos on connected devices, and test connection speed.

*Multi-user multiple-input mulitple-output

ZyXEL Communications Corp.  
Founded in 1989, with over a quarter-century of innovations, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing comprehensive and reliable Internet solutions. Delivering cutting-edge communications innovations to more than 400,000 businesses and 100 million consumers worldwide, today ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions on broadband access, commercial networking, and home connectivity for Telcos, business, and home users. With a strong local presence in 150 markets around the world, ZyXEL is the ideal partner to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet customers’ local needs.