ZyXEL Launches User-Friendly Dual-Band 11ac Media Router

Ultra-Fast Gigabit Router Delivers Effortless High-Speed Streaming of HD Content as well as Home Network Management Functionality

August 14, 2014 -  Hsinchu, Taiwan - ZyXEL Communications, announced the release of its NBG6616 router, a router that takes advantage of 802.11ac speed and dual-band radios to provide consumers with a high value device specifically engineered to stream HD media throughout the home as well as low-latency, high-speed gaming and web browsing.

ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a wide portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small to medium-sized business, and to home users.

The ZyXEL NBG6616 Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Media Router applies the latest AC technology to deliver concurrent transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps* for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps for 5 GHz for faster simultaneous Internet access from laptops, smartphones and tablets at home. The dual-band network maintains higher wireless network speed across greater distances for maximum wireless coverage around the consumer's home for a better streaming and sharing experience.

The device supports ZyXEL's zConfig app, which lets the user easily and simply configures the NBG6616. It also features a special access route for guests, enabling them Internet connectivity but without compromising content on other personal networked devices. Internet access for additional devices within the home including PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles can be controlled via zConfig, making complete home network management simple and straightforward.

The NBG6616 also boasts advanced Quality of Service (QoS) functionality so activities that require faster speed can receive the highest priority bandwidth. DLNA enables the router to simply share videos, photos, music and other multimedia throughout the home over multiple types of devices including game consoles and DLNA enabled apps on mobile devices.

When paired with other ZyXEL products such as NAS devices including the NSA325 v2, NSA320S, and NSA310S, the router not only expedites file sharing but offers the user anytime/anywhere access from mobile devices via zCloud, Polkast, or ownCloud apps, essentially creating their own personal and private cloud storage service.

* The maximum wireless data transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz in simultaneous transmission are derived from the IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data transfer rates may vary from network conditions including: distance, network traffics, building site material/construction, interference from other wireless devices and other adverse factors.

For a complete list of product features, please visit NBG6616 on the ZyXEL global Web site or contact your local sales representatives.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.

Founded in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipment, Customer Premise Equipment, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.