SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications

June 21, 2010 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Announces Industry's First 802.11n Guest Access Hotspot Gateway With Printer and Billing Capabilities for Hospitality Industry and SMBs

Provides Hospitality Venues With Simple Yet Complete Solution to Offer Secure HSN to Guests While Controlling Bandwidth, Billing Functions

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today introduced the N4100, the industry's first 802.11n hotspot gateway integrated with a four-port switch. It is designed as an Access Controller for service providers or hotspot operators to quickly and easily deploy high-speed Internet access service for guests. N4100 is the next generation upgrade to ZyXEL's current top selling 11g hospitality gateway -- the G4100.

With its IP Plug and Play technology, N4100 accepts any client configuration for log-on. There's no need for the end user to change any of their default network, email or browser settings to access hotspot service. The ZyXEL N4100 is also a Wi-Fi certified 802.11n device, so the wireless coverage and performance are improved over 802.11g standards. Hotspot business owners, such as coffee houses, book stores, hotels or resorts do not need any other hardware or software to provide hotspot service.

Versatile, Easy to Administer
The N4100 supports credit card billing via Authorize.net, iValidate.net, SecurePay and Paypal, allowing operators to generate reoccurring revenue or give the service away as a value-add to attract more customers. IP Plug and Play gets users online quickly and painlessly regardless of their network configuration settings, simplifying and lowering support costs, which translates to more income. The unique optional SP300E ticket printer makes account administration easy with one touch dynamic account generation. The venue owner simply presses a button and hands the printed ticket to the customer for login access.

Technical highlights include:

  • 802.11n certified wireless standard for outstanding range and speed

  • Unique ticket printer for one-touch account generation

  • Plug-and-Play configuration for users

  • Compliance with EU data retention laws

  • Scalable concurrent user support by license upgrade

  • Scalable user authentication and accounting

  • Customized login page, advertisement URL link and walled garden

"ZyXEL's N4100 will enable hoteliers, café owners and SMBs to provide secure Internet connectivity without the headaches normally associated with introducing a hotspot into their infrastructure," said Dana Patrick, director of North American channels for ZyXEL. "Additionally, its broad management capabilities enable the manager to limit access to bandwidth hogging practices like downloading movies."

Availability
N4100 is priced at $579.99 MSRP and will be available starting July 1 from ZyXEL's network of DMRs, e-commerce sites and solution providers. For more information, please visit http://www.us.zyxel.com/wheretobuy.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies like wireless, security, Powerline, Ethernet and xDSL, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets.

In addition, ZyXEL's North American Channel Program offers industry-leading incentives with its full line of products. ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California. http://www.us.zyxel.com

Contact Information

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    Jake Sailana
    ZyXEL Communications
    714-632-0882 x.276
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    Brittney Wolff
    LEWIS PR for ZyXEL
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