OnSite Technology Services and ZyXEL Announce Strategic Partnership for Deploying Broadband in MDU Properties
Aliso Viejo, CA, June 13, 2001 - OnSite Technology Services, a broadband technology company for owners of apartments, and their tenants, today announced a strategic partnership with ZyXEL, a leading manufacturer of broadband access devices and in-building access concentrators. The partnership will allow OnSite Technology Services to provide affordable broadband data services to apartment property owners and tenants by using ZyXEL's products which take advantage of existing copper wires, thus lowering the infrastructure cost of delivering high speed internet access to building tenants.
ZyXEL's technology is a key component in OnSite's strategy to Internet enable Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) properties with a variety of broadband technologies. "When we work with owners of buildings our approach is not to sell or install a specific technology. Our goal is to review the building and determine the best method for economically delivering quality broadband services," says Scott Nichols, Founder, President and CTO of Onsite Technology Services. "ZyXEL has a family of products that allows us to fit the technology to the site. This is critical to our business model. Picking the right technology, picking the right projects, and maintaining costs is cornerstone to our approach for returning revenues to our real estate partners."
ZyXEL's product line includes the Prestige 1400, which is a router, access concentrator, and managed Ethernet switch. Supporting the Prestige 1400, AES-100 (ADSL), PES-100 (Home PNA) and VES-100 (VDSL), SES-100 (G.SHDSL) modules; are products for delivering xDSL technologies over standard copper wires. "Having a single cost effective solution for all these technologies allows our network engineers to provide build-to-suite solutions." Explains Bob Duffy, VP. Of Operations for OnSite Technology Services. "Networks don't come as one size fits all. As IT professionals we know this. Having the appropriate technologies at our disposal allows us to build in the right technology at the right price."
OnSite Technology Services is currently deploying ZyXEL equipment for apartment complexes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These initial projects will provide service for over 1000 apartment suites. "We look forward to linking our quality products with OnSite's expertise and customer service to expand ZyXEL's market share," said Munira Brooks Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Account Development. "It is through partnerships with respected companies such as OnSite, who work at Ground Zero with the customer, that help position ZyXEL as an ideal solution for broadband access needs."
Broadband access from OnSite Technology Services provides aggregated subscription over T1 lines, providing speeds from 1.1 to 1.544 Mbps. Differing from typical DSL provided by a LEC or from Cable Modem access, OnSite Technology Services uses corporate grade T1 circuits for last mile connectivity. A typical monthly subscriber fee for T1 access from OnSite Technology Services is $49 a month.
OnSite Technology Services and ZyXEL will also be partnering during June 14-16 at the National Apartments Association trade show in Las Vegas Nevada, and can be visited in booth #1314.
ZyXEL Communications Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZyXEL Communication Corp. located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the largest DSL, CPE, and Intertennant manufacturers. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide carriers, service providers, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Chunghwa Telecom (TAI: 2412.TW), Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), Sprint, Telefonica Brazil, Telia, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO), and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.
About OnSite Technology Services
OnSite Technology Services is a technology solutions company focused on servicing the Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) market. Property focus includes apartments, corporate apartments, condominiums, hotels, hospitality suites, colleges and universities. Onsite Technology Services, partners with owners of these real estate properties to provide business grade IT services, to MDU buildings where the property owners and OnSite Technology Services share in the revenue of tenant billable services. Services provided by OnSite Technology Services to owners, property managers and customer tenants include in-building deployment of broadband infrastructure, building network operations, broadband service to tenant customers, customer desktop support and maintenance, and customer web services. For more information on OnSite Technology Services visit the company's website at http://www.on-sitetech.net.