ZyXEL Announces Industry's First ADSL2/2+ 802.11n Gateway and New IPTV Product Offerings

Monday, June 16th, 2008 

ZyXEL Addresses the Need for Integrated, High-Speed Home Networking and IPTV Solutions by Unveiling an 802.11n ADSL2/2+ Wireless Gateway and the Industry’s Most Cost-Effective IPTV Set-Top Box

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of broadband networking and Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the availability of two new products — the P-660HNU series 802.11n ADSL2/2+ wireless gateway and the STB-1001 IPTV set-top box.

The ZyXEL P-660HNU, an all-in-one high-speed 802.11n wireless ADSL2/2+ gateway with high-speed 802.11n wireless, interfaces over existing copper lines and is designed for Telco’s high performance voice, video and data services, especially IPTV. Addressing the needs of the growing IPTV subscriber market, the ZyXEL STB-1001 IP set-top box is designed to be the most cost-effective IPTV solution for Telcos and Multi-Service Operators (MSOs).

“IPTV technology has been a popular choice of Telco’s in the fast-growing broadband and pay-TV industries. It’s also an ideal Video-on-Demand solution for MSO markets. With an estimated 25 million IPTV subscribers worldwide by the year of 2010, ZyXEL is positioned to meet the needs of this growing market,” said Munira Brooks, vice president of sales and marketing for ZyXEL. “To attract new customers and retain existing customers, service providers must offer value-added services and all-in-one solutions for IPTV and a variety of multimedia services. ZyXEL is committed to providing these products as the IPTV market grows.”

ZyXEL P-660HNU Series Features ADSL2/2+ High Speed, 802.11n Draft 2.0 Wireless Capabilities, MIMO Technology and a USB 2.0 Host

With speeds up to 12 Mbps (ADSL2) or 24 Mbps (ADSL2/2+), the P-660HNU Series offers higher data transfer rates and better bandwidth than traditional ADSL gateways. With 802.11n draft 2.0 compatibility (pre-standard of IEEE 802.11n) and MIMO technology, ZyXEL’s P-660HNU brings high throughput and wide coverage wireless connection to the home and small office, offering an easy to install, all-in-one secure networking system for the modern digital home. In addition to a 4-port switch and a robust firewall, it features a unique USB 2.0 host for FAT16 and FAT32 file sharing and print server capabilities allowing multiple PCs in a home to share one printer.

ZyXEL STB-1001 Series Features Multiple Video Streaming Support and Compact Design for Easy Installation

With multiple video streaming support, ZyXEL’s STB-1001 enables Telcos to create more revenue per subscriber while saving in capital and operational expenditures. ZyXEL’s IP set-top box features strong digital rights management (DRM) support with Macrovision and CA for content protection, MPEG-1/2/4 with H.264SD comprehensive (audio video) AV Codec support, and IGMP, SNMP, and TR-069 multicasting support for the best bandwidth efficiency and powerful remote management for Telcos.

Using a highly integrated SoC (system-on-chip) hardware platform, ZyXEL STB-1001 is supported by leading IPTV middleware providers and solution providers in the global IPTV ecosystem. Service providers offering end-to-end IPTV solutions supported by ZyXEL’s IP set-top product line can maximize their profits by providing cost-effective IPTV solutions. ZyXEL’s solutions can be customized by the company’s extensive engineering capabilities for its projects such as hotel deployments.