ZyXEL Showcases Green Products for Digital Home at Cebit 2009 Show

Energy-Saving Features Reduce Power Consumption without Compromising High Performance

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 18, 2009 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), a world leader in broadband access solutions, will introduce its green technology with a series of digital home devices including comprehensive Wireless N routers, Powerline, Network Storage Appliance, and Digital Media Adapter at Cebit 2009 in Hall 13, booth C70 from March 3 to 8. The new eco-friendly products provide users more high performance, energy-saving solutions while meeting the users' need for multimedia streaming.

Complying with the three EU directives – WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and EuP (Eco-Design Requirements for Energy Using Products) -- to manufacture environmentally responsible products, ZyXEL also optimizes devices such as network storage appliances, digital media adapters, and wireless routers with ENERGY STAR® qualified power adapters to help users save energy costs and protect the environment.

Featuring the unique wireless scheduler, ZyXEL 802.11n series routers, including NBG-460N, NBG-420N, NBG-417N, and NBG-419N, can be configured to turn on or off automatically, according to the user's wireless usage pattern. Users may have the router automatically start up when they get home and shut off when they go to sleep. Using this customized and intelligent energy-saving benefit, the routers can save energy consumption and associated cost when not in use.

ZyXEL has also broadened its energy-saving technology to include the Powerline Adapter. Compared to previous generation's powerline adapters, ZyXEL's new generation PLA-401 reduces power consumption more than 16 percent. In addition, when the Ethernet link is plug-off, the Powerline Adapter enters standby mode and reduces energy consumption by more than 50 percent when compared to adapters without this function.

Recognized as a top green enterprise in Asia (2007 CG watch, ACGA), ZyXEL is committed to responsible environmental practices throughout the business and technology development process.

"Energy efficiency, outstanding performance, and eco-friendly materials are all essential to ZyXEL's products," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of the ZyXEL Digital Home Business Unit. "We will continue our efforts to develop innovative energy-saving products to help our customers save money and enjoy a better quality of life".

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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 for service providers and business and home users. The company was recently named Taiwan's first green enterprise, and is the second highest ranked "green" company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association).

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 including DSL customer premise equipment, central office equipment, Internet security appliances, switches, WLAN equipment, network-attached storage and centralized network management systems.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 29 subsidiaries and sales offices and three research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.