ZyXEL ES-2108-F 8-port Managed Layer-2 Fast Ethernet Switch Eases Active Ethernet Deployment

Hsinchu, May 24, 2007--ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced its ES-2108-F 8-port managed Layer-2 Fast Ethernet switch. With flexible fiber interface, service-aware VLAN, optimized QoS features for IP TV and high system manageability, ES-2108-F is an ideal Active Ethernet ETTx solution to deploy as customer premise equipment for home or small office users to power high-bandwidth connectivity over distance by active Ethernet technology.

To ease the deployment of ETTx, ES-2108-F demonstrates wide compatibility of fiber transceivers for high system usability. ES-2108-F can accept latest 100BX type single fiber transceivers and 100FX/100LX types to power distant connectivity up to 20KM.

ES-2108-F comes with 8 Fast Ethernet copper LAN ports and one Fast Ethernet SFP slot for uplink. In terms of features related with IP TV and VoIP, ES-2108-F comes with proven QoS features and service-aware VLAN to secure the service quality. MVR and IGMP snooping empowers commercial IP TV deliveries. Fast Leave eliminates streaming quality disturbance while users surf between different channels.

With 256 static VLAN entries, ES-2108-F sufficiently satisfies the growing need of converged video and VoIP services as well as data access identification purposes. The 4K PVID offers the flexibility for VLAN configuration, and bandwidth management features allow a wide range of choice and granularity of bandwidth options.

In terms of system manageability, ES-2108-F supports 802.3ah operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) standard to facilitate device management, and ZyXEL NetAtlas Enterprise central management software provides remote device management capabilities as well. Moreover, command line interface (CLI) and text-configuration are offered to enable more choices for administrators to have extensive control over the network.

ZyXEL ES-2108-F 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-Stat, 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