ZyXEL Empowers SMB Networks with GS-1116A/GS-1124A 16-Port/24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Supports to Gigabit and Jumbo Frame Improve Efficiency of Massive Data Delivery

Hsinchu, June 27, 2006 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today unveils its GS-1116A and GS-1124A Gigabit Ethernet switches featuring 16 and 24 ports respectively. Comparing to conventional switches, GS-1116A and GS-1124A provide a ten-fold speed boost and supports to Jumbo Frame for effective transmission of massive data. To SMB with Gigabit Ethernet needs, the easy-to-deploy GS-1116A and GS-1124A are ideal choices with attractive price performance.

The ZyXEL GS-1116A/GS-1124A Series comes in a 1U-height, 19-inch desktop/chassis convertible design featuring a fast 32Gbps/48Gbps non-blocking architecture. Aside from 14/22 100/1000Mbps RJ-45 ports, each new switch sports two flexible "Dual-personality" (RJ-45/SFP) GbE interface for future expansion to Gigabit fiber-optics modules in response to environment or distance requirements.

In addition to powerful capabilities, ZyXEL GS-1116A/GS-1124A has been designed with user convenience in mind. Smart features such as Auto MDI/MDI-X, Auto-negotiation and 802.3x flow control are supported to avoid complicated configuration; even to offices without professional IT staff, simply plugging the Ethernet cables is all it takes to get network up and running. GS-1116A/GS-1124A supports Jumbo Frames as large as 10K, along with 802.1p QoS bandwidth management to prevent packets from clogging. To applications with huge data or real-time audio/video involved, the GS-1116A/GS-1124A Series is the top performer pushing them to the edge. More information on ZyXEL GS-1116A/GS-1124A please visit http://www.zyxel.com/

ZyXEL GS-1116A/GS-1124A Series is currently available and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor near your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquarted in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner Group, August 2005). ZyXEL's broad line of 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.