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ZyXEL Integrates Ekahau Site Survey Tool for Wi-Fi Equipments

26-08-2010

Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 24, 2010 –ZyXEL Communications, the world’s leading broadband access solutions providerand Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that ZyXEL integrates the Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) Wi-Fi network planning and survey tool into supporting ZyXEL Wi-Fi access points and antennas.
“ZyXEL’s wireless LAN products provide enterprises with scalable and feature-abundant solutions.” said Alpha Chen, vice president of ZyXEL’s Enterprise Solution Business Unit. “The cooperation with Ekahau will strengthen the performance of ZyXEL wireless LAN products and enable our users to quickly and easily create, improve and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks.”
ESS is an easy-to-use software tool for professional Wi-Fi network planning, site surveys and administration. ZyXEL has worked with Ekahau to integrate its products characteristics into the ESS, giving users the ability to design and analyze their networks based on specific capabilities of the ZyXEL devices, and leverage the advanced features of and best practices offered by ESS. ESS allows network administrators to automatically determine optimal locations and configurations for the ZyXEL access points, verify and optimize the network, and quickly troubleshoot network issues.
“By accurately modeling ZyXEL access points and antennas into ESS, users have more accurate, three-dimensional network planning capabilities, which ultimately results in a more cost-effective Wi-Fi solution with optimized performance,” said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at Ekahau. “The ZyXEL Wi-Fi infrastructure also is compatible with the Ekahau RTLS solution, providing a seamless migration path for deploying location tracking applications. Customers can easily add asset or people tracking solutions without any change to their hardware or software, and ESS verification can ensure that the Wi-Fi network is optimized for location application, saving users time and resources.”

About ZyXEL Communications 
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. 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 of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.  The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website,http://www.zyxel.com.

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About Ekahau Inc. 
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS and site survey solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau’s solutions are being used in more than 150 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas companies, government agencies and the military. In addition, Ekahau Site Survey tools are used by thousands of IT professionals in corporations worldwide. Ekahau is a U.S. based corporation, headquartered in Reston, VA, and other offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau, please visit www.ekahau.com.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. 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 of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutionsinclude Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.
The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.

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