ZyXEL Unveils P-334W Home Gateway to Support Multimedia Application and Home Internet Protection

ZyXEL P-334W lead the industry to support Media Session Routing Technology (MSRT), offering home users high quality multimedia application and media bandwidth management

Hsinchu, March 17, 2004-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today unveils its P-334W home gateways. Both models support Media Session Routing Technology (MSRT), while featuring home Internet protection and SOHO Guard network security. As the flagships of ZyXEL's home gateway lineup, both P-334W offer home users an ideal solution to enjoy the greatest value for today's versatile multimedia application in a secured network.

"ZyXEL P-334W supports the latest MSRT technologies, like SIP routing platform, to deal with the emerging multimedia applications." says Albert Ju, Director of ZyXEL's CPE Business Unit. "Through just one IP address, home users can easily share today's most popular multimedia applications such as Instant Messanger, X-BOX and VoIP. Furthermore, Media Bandwidth Management and friendly interface ensure P-334W 's performance according to users demand on different media applications."

For families with young children, the home Internet protection of ZyXEL P-334W enables the "day-of-the-week" or "time-of-the day", as well as "budget control" limits. In addition to timing control, parents can also define keywords for filtering inappropriate Web content from the minorities.

For mobile users, the IEEE 802.11g wireless access point built into ZyXEL P-334W can transfer data as fast as 54Mbps; and it also supports the industry-standard WPA, IEEE 802.1X user-authentication and WEP encryption for enforcing security on wireless transmissions. On the security front, the firewall built in ZyXEL P-334W ensures ultimate security for home networking.

ZyXEL P-334W is scheduled to deliver by the end of April, and will be distributed through ZyXEL's global authorized dealer network.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes 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.