SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications, Inc.

November 13, 2007 10:00 ET

ZyXEL Awarded CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Honoree for All-In-One ADSL2+ Gateway With HomePlug AV™ Technology

ZyXEL HomePlug AV™ Solution Simplifies Connectivity for Consumers and Enables Service Providers to Offer Next Generation Services

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, announced today that its P660HWP all-in-one ADSL2+ gateway solution has been named a CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Honoree in the Home Networking Product category. The P660HWP is part of ZyXEL's digital home network solutions designed to enable users to connect, share, stream and store multimedia content anywhere in the home. The award announcement was made today at the International CES Press Preview event in New York City.

The P660HWP all-in-one ADSL2+ gateway is the first and only product in the market with built-in HomePlug® AV technology in a single device. The HomePlug AV gateway is an optimal, easy-to-use solution designed to allow home users an easy, plug-n-play method of connecting a set-top-box to a modem over power lines without the need for additional wiring or setup. With ZyXEL's Power Line HomePlug technology, consumers can turn their existing power lines into a high-speed network.

Products chosen as CES Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and engineering among hundreds of entries and were judged based on engineering qualities, intended usage, aesthetic and design qualities, unique feature and its contribution to consumer's quality of life. During the CES Innovations 2008 Showcase, taking place January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas, the HomePlug AV product will be on display in booth #70621 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian.

"Being recognized by a prestigious organization such as CEA is an honor to our development team in their pursuit of simplifying connectivity for our users," said Munira Brooks, ZyXEL's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "With several major service providers field testing HomePlug AV technology for their customers, powerline technology is ready for prime time and ZyXEL is set to lead the market with a comprehensive product line."

The HomePlug AV P660HWP combines Internet access, the gateway and a secure firewall router into one device, eliminating device and wire clutter. The plug-n-play simplicity combined with an abundance of power outlets and highly stable throughput make the ZyXEL HomePlug AV a very attractive option for home networking.

As the Powerline market leader, ZyXEL has developed a series of industry first products that enable users to network their home or extend their existing wireless network. HomePlug AV technology was designed from the ground up as a home network backbone solution with very high throughput. ZyXEL's Powerline product family also includes HomePlug AV powerline adapters (desktop and wall mount options), powerline wireless router and access point and 4-port Ethernet switch with built-in powerline adapter.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Anaheim, California, is one of the world's foremost suppliers of broadband networking and Internet connectivity/routing products. ZyXEL is focused on developing xDSL DSLAMs / modems / gateways, cable access, broadband-sharing, VoIP, wireless and security solutions for a large target audience including Telcos, cable operators, ISPs, small-to-medium sized businesses, SOHO and institutional MxU (multi-tenant unit/multi-dwelling unit) markets. Some of ZyXEL's largest customers include: Sprint, Time Warner, Charter, Earthlink, Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefónica Brazil, Telia, Verizon, and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company's Web site at www.us.zyxel.com.

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