SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications

July 12, 2010 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Announces High-Performance Managed Gigabit Switches for SMB Market and Lifetime Warranty for Select Managed Switches

The GS2200 Family Economically Addresses Gigabit LAN Networks Requiring High Bandwidth Switching for Data, Voice and Video

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today introduced the GS2200 series of switches. The GS2200 are economically priced, yet deliver the speed, flexibility, management services and scalability usually only found in more expensive products.

The company is simultaneously introducing a comprehensive Limited Lifetime Warranty for select products within its wide spectrum of Managed Switches and Fiber Transceivers. Please visit www.us.zyxel.com/worry-free for more information.

The GS2200 series come in 24-port, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 48-port versions, so SMBs can select the right switch for their needs and applications. The GS2200-24P with support for PoE provides the flexibility to deploy Voice over Internet (VoIP) Phones, surveillance cameras and Wireless Access Points (WAPs) anywhere a CAT5 data cable can reach. This makes the switch ideal for connecting to WAPs and for security and surveillance applications.

The GS2200 switches offer best-in-class enterprise features that include:

Performance

The GS2200 series Gigabit switches deliver maximum throughput and flexibility where you need it -- at the edge of the network, or in the backbone of small networks. The non-blocking design of the switches deliver simultaneous, full wire-speed, low-latency throughput to all ports. Four dual personality slots (GE RJ-45/SFP open slots) provide flexibility with either Fiber or CAT5 connectivity for long loop reach applications. All ports support N-way auto negotiation and MDI/MDI-X crossover. The static routing features ensure reliable routing between VLANs and network segmentation where and when you need it, at no additional cost.

Superior enterprise-class Quality-of-Service (QoS) features enable prioritization of VoIP, video and other critical applications with 8 IEEE 802.1p hardware priority queues.

Security

Robust security features include IEEE 802.1x port-based authentication to ensure that only authorized users can access the network, and Access Control List (ACL) to provide a higher level of security for specific traffic and applications. With VLAN support for network segmentation and security, users can set up network groups to enhance security and use the network resources more efficiently.

Management

Secure management is available through Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv2) for the Web GUI and Secure Shell (SSH) for command-line interface sessions. It also supports ZyXEL iStacking™ technology, allowing up to 24 switches to be managed by one IP. These switches also have an industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI), which enables customers to cut down their operational expenses.

"ZyXEL's GS2200 series offers SMBs a full-featured managed switch perfect for today's -- and tomorrow's -- heavier Internet-based content, like video, voice and graphics," said Dana Patrick, director of North American channels for ZyXEL. "We're also pleased to provide our North America Channel partners with ZyXEL's Limited Lifetime Warranty, adding even more value to our extensive range of Managed Switches and Fiber Transceivers."

Pricing and Availability

  • GS2200-24 -- 24-Port Gigabit + 4 Dual Personality (GBE RJ-45/SFP) (28 Total Ports) is priced at $679.99.
  • GS2200-24P -- 24-Port Gigabit POE + 4 Dual Personality (GBE RJ-45/SFP) (28 Total Ports) is priced at $1299.99.
  • PPS250 -- 225W External POE power supply for GS2200-24P (Upgrade to all 24 Ports Full Power) is available at $599.99.
  • GS2200-48 -- 44-Port Gigabit + 4 Dual Personality (GBE RJ-45/SFP) + 2 Stacking SFP is $1349.99.

All the switches are available from ZyXEL's authorized resellers and e-commerce partners.

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
    619-677-2700
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