SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications

October 06, 2015 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Debuts Industry's First AV2000 Pass-Through Powerline Adapter

New 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Solution Offers More Versatile Connectivity Options for Home Users

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband access, connected home and business networking products, today announced its new AV2000 powerline 2-port Gigabit pass-through Ethernet adapter, the PLA5456. The new plug-and-play solution is designed to provide better coverage and faster performance of over 1800 Mbps for seamless 4K video streaming and online gaming content throughout the home.

The ZyXEL PLA5456 is the ideal device for home users looking for more Internet coverage for heavy-bandwidth activities such as 4K video streaming. With instant plug-and-play integration with existing power outlets, the PLA5456 is capable of providing 4K video streaming grade speed to wired network devices and offering smooth connectivity. Utilizing MIMO technology and advanced QoS, the PLA5456 delivers fast connections to a number of devices in any room simultaneously for full digital home enjoyment. Multiple wired devices can be connected via two Gigabit Ethernet ports to the PLA5456 and its integrated AC pass-through plug design allows users to use power outlets even with it plugged into the wall. Additionally, the PLA5456 comes equipped with a one-touch encryption button for fast and simple security setup.

The rise of 4K and video streaming content has become a bandwidth-heavy activity among consumers. Users struggle with slow and unreliable wireless coverage in the home that hinders their ability to enjoy content and entertainment from any room in the house. Additionally, growing demand for more bandwidth-heavy content calls for more robust and high throughput home networking solutions. The PLA5456 delivers the seamless connectivity and flexibility that mainstream users expect without the inconvenience of expensive equipment or complicated setup.

"With 4K streaming and online gaming so prevalent today, users can benefit from improved performance and connectivity at home and enjoy entertainment content without the headache," said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "The PLA5456 delivers on speed while providing more convenience and connectivity options to consumer in their homes."

The PLA5456 features include:

  • Fast data rates of over 1800 Mbps
  • MIMO Technology ensures stable network performance and great coverage
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports provide flexible connection options to wired network devices
  • Pass-through outlet design allows plugging in of other devices instead of occupying a power outlet socket
  • Built-in Quality of Service (QoS) automatically manages bandwidth for optimal 4K video streaming, online gaming, uploading, downloading and sharing
  • Single push-and-secure button for simple 128-bit AES data encryption network security setup

The PLA5456 will be sold in pairs (PLA5456KIT - MSRP $189.99) and is available in October for purchase through all ZyXEL authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners. For more information, visit:

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. ZyXEL offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.

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