SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications Inc.

ZyXEL Communications Inc.

August 02, 2011 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Accelerates HD Media Streaming, Enhances Digital Home Entertainment Experience With New Powerline Adapter Kit

ZyXEL High-Throughput, HomePlug AV Adapters Are Ideal for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications, Without Requiring New Wires

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity, home entertainment and routing products, today announced the launch of its PLA4205 500 Mbps Powerline Adapters. Designed to greatly accelerate home networking throughput across existing electrical wiring, ZyXEL PLA4205 delivers enough bandwidth to run multiple HD media streaming, gaming, video chat and other network applications simultaneously in any room with a power outlet. A true plug-and-play device, it allows consumers to create a secure home network in minutes to handle their new digital home entertainment requirements.

Capitalizing on the success of the company's popular PLA series of Powerline adapters, the new PLA4205 delivers the performance, range and ease-of-use demanded by today's bandwidth-intensive apps. Its HomePlug AV (Audio Video) standard ensures delivery of steady high-throughput speeds for a consistent and reliable HD viewing experience. The devices are also backwards compatible with earlier HomePlug AV adapters to optimize one's investment.

ZyXEL's Powerline Adapter Kit with two PLA4205 units also features line filtering to negate the network throughput impact from other high-power electrical components operating in the home, such as microwaves, washing machines or dishwashers. In addition, ZyXEL's green design helps cut power consumption costs via its built-in power saving technology.

"Consumers are increasingly demanding bandwidth-intensive applications in the home, such as streaming and sharing HD media, playing games online and video chatting, that require more advanced networking solutions," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for ZyXEL. "At 500Mbps, our new PLA4205 provides the required throughput for these apps. In addition, Powerline adapters are recommended over other connectivity methods by several major satellite TV companies for streaming premium movies and pay-per-view events due to its high-performance and reliability components."

The PLA4205 are available for sale from all ZyXEL resellers and e-commerce partners. It is available as a single adapter for $99.99(MSRP) or as a pair for $159.00(MSRP) and is backed by ZyXEL's two year limited warranty.

About ZyXEL Communications
21-year-old 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 including wireless, security, cloud-managed solutions, Ethernet Switching, xDSL, and Powerline, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets. The company recently introduced its Aerobeam line of products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast.

ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California.

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