ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today introduced the ES1100-8HP-240W and GS1100-8HP-240W, a high-performing Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) switch and a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch respectively. The two eight-port devices are high-speed, require no set-up and offer instant connectivity to Wi-Fi Access Points (APs), security cameras, VoIP phones and other devices that need flexible deployments with direct access to power sources in office environments.
Both devices are plug-and-play, requiring no configuration. The eight ports are fast Ethernet on the ES1100-8HP-240W and gigabit on the GS1100-8HP-240W. Each of the eight ports deliver an industry-leading 30 watts of power sufficient to power a variety of the latest PoE+ devices. This is a competitive differentiator as most competing PoE+ switches support PoE+ for only half their ports, requiring businesses to purchase extra equipment and incur additional expense. The new switches from ZyXEL are compliant with IEEE 802.3-Base-T/802.3u100Base-T and IEEE802.3af/802.3at standards and fully compatible with each standard.
"At ZyXEL, we're constantly looking for new ways to improve and simplify business networking," said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "By offering PoE+ capability on all of the switch's ports we're making it easy and affordable for businesses to create Wi-Fi networks, set up security cameras and use VoIP technology."
Both the ES1100-8HP-240W and the GS1100-8HP-240W feature auto learning of network configurations, an 8k Mac learning table with 2M bits buffer memory, non-blocking and non head-of-line blocking full wire speed forwarding, support for Auto MDI-X, Flow Control, and broadcast storm control and store and forward operation.
The ES1100-8HP-240W and the GS1100-8HP-240W are the latest additions to ZyXEL's extensive line of high performance switches for SMBs which includes 24 and 48 port Web managed gigabit (GS1910 series) and 10G switches (XGS1910 series). Together these switches offer SMB several affordable alternatives for a robust network capable of handling applications like VoIP, video streaming, teleconferencing and video surveillance.
Price and Availability
The ES1100-8HP-240W and the GS1100-8HP-240W are currently available from all major e-commerce sites and ZyXEL partners. The MSRP for the ES1100-8HP-240W is $309.99 and $319.99 for the GS1100-8HP-240W. Both models are covered by a two-year warranty.
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for over 20 years, 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 business. 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. www.zyxel.com