ZyXEL Announces MC100FX-SC Series Media Converter for Long-Distance Network Access

An Ideal Solution For High-speed Remote Network Access and Media/Speed Conversion

Hsinchu, January 4, 2007 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today reveals its MC100FX-SC2-A and MC100FX-SC30-A media converters. Both products support one 10/100TX copper wire connector and one 100FX fiber transceiver module with a SC connector for fiber optics interfacing and long-distance transmission to reach as far as 2 and 30 kilometers respectively. 100Mbps top speed on the MC100FX-SC series satisfies the demand for modern multimedia services. To service providers, enterprises and the health care centers, etc that require high-speed, long-distance network access, MC100FX-SC series are the ideal solutions available today.

The MC100FX-SC series offers multi-mode configuration through DIP switches, has the ability to identify and permit VLAN packet traffics, and also supports IEEE802.3x Flow Control to prevent network congestion.

As an additional benefit, the MC100FX-SC series also helps enhancing the network reliability. Taking advantage of local and remote loopback tests, administrators can quickly monitor network status and reduce troubleshooting time effectively. With the LFS (Link Fault Signaling) backup feature on the MC100FX-SC series, when any failure on the main fiber channel is detected, the backup channel will be activated immediately to ensure non-stop network operations.

Moreover, the MC100FX-SC series also simplifies the installation process with Auto-Negotiation that optimizes connection speed and conditions automatically, while the Auto-MDI/MDIX detects and adapts to the line condition to avoid mistaken connection or line arrangement.

ZyXEL MC100FX-SC series is now available and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. 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-State, 2006). 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.