ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus Receives Network Attached Storage DLNA 1.5 Certification

Enabling digital content enjoyment through a wide range of media devices

Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 14, 2009 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces that the ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus Network Attached Storage has received the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) 1.5 certification. The certification proves that ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus has better compatibility with a wide range of digital media devices, and it also guarantees users more value in their digital living while fostering their confidence in reliable and high-quality DLNA devices.

Today's development of digital entertainment technology is incredible. You can enjoy digital entertainment on TV in the living room, PC in the studying room or your music player. However, when you are trying to send the contents from one device to another, it could take so much time and effort, especially when the devices are from different manufacturers. The ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus, now certified with DLNA 1.5, ensures the best compatibility with other DLNA products; users can play contents through DLNA-capable clients such as digital TVs, mobile phones, media players and PDAs everywhere at home even without any pre-installed driver.

The DLNA is a global collaboration of leading companies in fields such as consumer electronics, computer, mobile device manufacturers as well as component and software developers. It creates the design guidelines for a new generation of DLNA-certified products that work together regardless of the brand. The latest DLNA Interoperability Guidelines, version 1.5, enlarges the capabilities of a DLNA-defined network to include more home and mobile devices comparing to the original 1.0 certification standard. It also includes the specifications for link protection to allow secure transmission of copyright-protected commercial digital contents.

"The DLNA 1.5 certification means that ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus has passed the stringent interoperability Guidelines set by DLNA," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of the ZyXEL Digital Home Business Unit. "The certification not only proves its reliability, ease of use and interoperability, but also assures the users that they can enjoy a superior digital living experience anywhere in their homes."

ZyXEL NSA-220 Plus Central Digital Media Library is a two-bay Network Storage Appliance providing high storage capacity of up to 3 TB with easy expansion to meet the need for growing digital contents. With the ability of PC-free auto-download BT/HTTP/FTP and scheduled power on/off, NSA-220 Plus offers a quick, easy and eco-friendly way to store, access and share digital media contents. The device also provides multi-tiered protection to secure your digital collections. The intelligent one-touch "copy/sync" button helps instantly copy data from external storage devices such as USB drives or card readers, and the built-in mirror mode also protect your personal collection from accidental loss caused by disk failures.  

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About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions designed for telco, SME/enterprise and digital home users in a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include wired and wireless access network equipments, networking customer premises equipments and carrier switches; SME and enterprise solutions consist of Unified Security Gateway, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP telephony, while digital home solutions come in a variety of network connectivity devices and multimedia solutions.
The company has 3200 employees and countless distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. owns 33 subsidiaries and sales offices, as well as two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.zyxel.com.