SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications

February 12, 2013 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Launches Powerline Wireless Extender to Expand Wi-Fi Coverage Throughout the Home

Device Combines High-Speed Powerline Networking Performance With Wi-Fi, Eliminating Dead Spots and Extending Wireless Coverage in the Home and Small Office

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today introduced the PLA4231 -- a dual function Powerline Adapter and 802.11n Wireless Extender. The PLA4231 is powered with 500Mbps Powerline and 300Mbps Wi-Fi technology. The innovative device can extend an existing wireless network throughout the home or small office via an easy to use, Powerline connection.

The PLA4231 plugs into any power outlet to instantly extend an existing high-definition Powerline network, while simultaneously offering wireless connectivity in the home or small office. The device's two Ethernet ports make it easy to provide Internet access for HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs, and game consoles. This dual functionality enables the connected home family to stream videos, play games and explore the Internet on tablets, laptops or smartphones anywhere at home, even in hard-to-reach places.

"The new PLA4231 offers consumers enhanced functionality and value as it not only extends ZyXEL's industry-leading line of Powerline appliances but extends any Powerline-based home network," said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "The dual function adapter allows consumers to enjoy HD media streaming over Powerline as well as the mobile convenience the built in 802.11n wireless connectivity provides."

ZyXEL's PLA4231 boasts advanced Quality of Service features to improve the streaming quality of multimedia applications. A setup wizard and a WPS button allow users to set up the device and connect to wireless devices easily and quickly. A 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security secures Powerline communication and the latest WPA2 standard offers security for Wi-Fi traffic.

Price and Availability
The PLA4231 is currently available from all major e-commerce sites and ZyXEL partners. The MSRP for the device is $90.

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.

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