ZyXEL's VoIP Wi-Fi Phone Saves Fee, Boosts Mobility

(Hsinchu , March 8, 2004) ZyXEL today unveils its first VoIP (Voice over IP) product -- Prestige 2000W VoIP Wi-Fi Phone. With this innovative product, home and office 802.11 WLAN users can enjoy benefits such as tariff savings, as well as the convenience of high mobility through the VoIP services provided by IP Telephony Service providers (ITSPs).

The amazingly portable Prestige 2000W VoIP Wi-Fi phone is only 5.5-inch long, 0.8-inch thick, and weights just 110 grams -- even smaller than an average woman palm. Through the LCD screen on the hand set or the Web configurator, the user can easily configure and activate the rich functions of the phone.

"With the right combination of VoIP and 802.11 WLAN technologies, Prestige 2000W Wi-Fi phone makes a perfect solution for users that demand the absolute mobility," said Albert Ju, Assistant Vice President of ZyXEL's CPE Product Division. "What's more, since Prestige 2000W is a vital part of ZyXEL's Prestige VoIP solution, it works seamlessly with ZyXEL's 802.11 wireless and VoIP CPE, which enables service providers to offer complete and cost effective VoIP service for their customers. With the additional benefits, the service providers can offer value-added voice functionalities to current subscribers, attract new customers, and even generate more revenue through the VoIP services."

Prestige 2000W supports the SIP v2 (Session Initiation Protocol) open industrial standard, and is interoperable with other SIP-based Call Servers, IP-PBX, or VoIP client devices. In addition, by the smart auto-provisioning and central update mechanism, service providers can deploy and manage the VoIP services easily. In short, ZyXEL's VoIP Wi-Fi Phone brings exceptional competitive advantage to the servoce providers' VoIP offerings. For more information on Prestige 2000W, visit ZyXEL Website at http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1075688089&indexFlagvalue=1075687935.

Available now, the ZyXEL Prestige 2000W can be purchased through ZyXEL and its global authorized distributor network. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

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.