ZyXEL Unveils P-660HWP Series 802.11g HomePlug AV ADSL2+ Gateway

World's First HomePlug AV Integrated ADSL2+ Gateway Empowers Multimedia Enjoyment via Secured 200Mbps Data Transmission

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 12, 2007 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2007), today announced its P-660HWP 802.11g HomePlug AV ADSL2+ Gateway for small offices and home users. The up to 200Mbps data rate via power line provides the best solution for IPTV, file sharing, Internet surfing, video conferencing and Interactive games.

"The P-660HWP Series targets people who prefer high speed network access and versatile Internet access device for easy deployment. "Said Albert Ju, Senior Assistant VP of Telco/ISP CPE Business Unit at ZyXEL. "The new product not only features up to 200Mbps high transmission data rate, but also responds to the latest users' demand on network security and media bandwidth management."

Compliant with the 802.11g wireless standard allows ZyXEL P-660HWP Series to reach data transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps. Moreover, with speeds of up to 24Mbps (ADSL2+), the P-660HWP Series offers higher data transfer rates and better bandwidth than traditional ADSL gateways. Besides, the latest HomePlug AV technology provides the best solution for file sharing, gaming, voice and video services requiring high bandwidth. The data rate can reach up to 200Mbps via existing power lines to fully satisfy any application needs. In addition, the quality of HDTV and voice transmissions through power lines is also guaranteed by the inherent QoS with four priority levels.

The ZyXEL P-660HWP Series is an extended access solution that allows your house or small office to be completely networked with existing power lines. Simply connect the P-660HWP Series to an existing power socket to transform electrical lines into a house-wide network infrastructure without additional cables. This design provides convenience and increases the flexibility of users' digital life.

ZyXEL's ICSA-compliant ZyNOS operating system ensures state-of-the-art firewall performance and robust security features from the P-660HWP Series. Based on Stateful Packet Inspection, Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Dos (DDoS) features, the products provide the first line of defense against hackers, network intruders and other harmful threats. Furthermore, the power line transmission is also protected by 128-bit AES encryption to secure Internet access and network resource sharing.

With ZyXEL advanced MBM (Media Bandwidth Management) functions, users can tell the P-660HWP Series to decide which services get more bandwidth. ZyXEL's MBM prioritizes media services and increases productivity and efficiency in daily operations by tailoring a system to specific demands such as VoIP, IPTV, video-conferencing or P2P applications.

To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit the information site at  http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2007). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.