ZyXEL Launches The NWA-3500 to Boost Wi-Fi Convergence for Enterprises Applications

Integrated Voice, Networking, Wireless and Dual-Band Support to Provide Large-Scale Deployments

Hsinchu, May, 28 ,2007  -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006), today announced its latest NWA-3500 Business Access Point. Integrated voice, networking, wireless communications and dual-band support, the NWA-3500 has wide Wi-Fi convergence. The ZyXEL's unique auto traffic classifier ( ATC) also provides great voice messaging and lower the total cost of ownership. Small and medium business will benefit from high density and large-scale deployments.

The ZyXEL NWA-3500 has flexible and efficient Wi-Fi network planning, and can be configured as an 802.11a and 802.11b/g access point covering up to 22 non-overlapping channels, which can free you from band selections. The Dual Radio feature supports dual-band configuration and provides maximum wireless throughput. Furthermore, it can be configured as 11a for bridging or 11g for extending the wireless coverage without compromising the throughput.

Combined with voice, networking and wireless communications, ZyXEL NWA-3500 provides wide Wi-Fi convergence. With Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)-certified and ZyXEL's unique auto traffic classifier (ATC), ZyXEL NWA-3500 can automatically prioritize the traffics even for legacy, non WMM supported WiFi handset. Besides, PMK(Pairwise Mater Key) cache and IAPP (Inter-Access Point Protocol) enhancements speed up the roaming operations between APs ; Therefore, enterprises can not only enjoy great voice quality, receive e-mail or other data information, but also lower the total cost of ownership.

For multiple virtual access points, the NWA-3500 has pre-defined voice and guest SSID for optimized voice prioritization and offers top-level security. As the result, guests can access without complicated configuration efforts. To shield wireless communication at the source, the ZyXEL NWA-3500 integrated WPA2 encryption and provides the latest standard-based security.

ZyXEL NWA-3500 is 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.