September 07, 2011 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Announces 500Mbps Powerline Switch for Connecting Multiple Home Entertainment Devices

Superfast 4-Port HomePlug AV Switch Networks up to Four HD Devices, Requires No New Wires

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the launch of its PLA4225 four-port, 500Mbps HomePlug AV switch. Equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the switch is designed to accelerate home networking for HD entertainment using existing electrical wiring.

A true out-of-box networking solution, the PLA4225 can create a secure home network in minutes and allows families to enjoy multiple, lightning-fast HD streams -- ideal for streaming movies, multiplayer gaming and other network applications simultaneously in every room that has a power outlet. The PLA4225 switch is backed by ZyXEL's two-year limited warranty.

"ZyXEL's 500Mbps HomePlug AV switch addresses the growing need for a networking solution that instantly connects multiple HD entertainment devices to the big screen TV," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "Our new powerline switch is plug-n-play simple and lets families connect their living room without having to add any new wiring."

The PLA4225 is environmentally friendly, capable of reducing power consumption costs via its built-in power saving technology. Like ZyXEL's PLA4205 500Mbps Powerline adapters released last month, this 4-port switch is based on the latest version of HomePlug AV (Audio Video) standard designed specifically to stream HD media with the steady high-throughput that is necessary for such applications. The devices are backward compatible with earlier HomePlug AV adapters.

As easy as plugging in a light bulb, the PLA4225 switch requires no software for installation. It boasts line filtering to negate the impact from other electrical components operating in the house, and features 128-bit AES encryption for network security.

The PLA4225 will be available in October through all ZyXEL resellers. The MSRP for PLA4225 is $109.99.

About ZyXEL Communications
Twenty-one 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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