ZyXEL Introduces Industry's Fastest 600Mbps Powerline Family of Adapters

Adapters Deliver the Speed and Performance Needed for HD Media Streaming

June 18, 2013 - Anaheim, CA - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today introduced a family of 600Mbps HomePlug AV2 Powerline Adapters that are designed specifically for HD media streaming. The PLA5200 series adapters come with a breakthrough SmartLink Plus technology to counter performance drops due to noisy line conditions or when connected through a power strip.

"Consumers have come to appreciate the performance and simplicity of powerline networking devices," said Steven Joe, Executive Vice President, Channel Business for ZyXEL America. "With the addition of 600Mbps Powerline Adapters, ZyXEL continues to constantly raise the bar with better, faster, and more affordable solutions for our customers."

The PLA5200 series uses existing electrical wiring to share Internet connectivity throughout the home. Designed with innovative HomePlug AV2 technology, the ZyXEL PLA5200 Series Powerline Adapters make it possible for users to enjoy simultaneous, lag-free HD streaming, gaming and Web browsing on multiple devices. The product family features data transfer rates 20 percent faster than 500 Mbps powerline technology. Additionally, the advanced Quality of Service (QoS) feature prioritizes traffic such as HD video streaming, gaming, high-speed Internet access, and VoIP services to ensure transmission quality for bandwidth-intensive applications.

The new PLA5200 Gigabit Powerline Series can reach farther and offer greater coverage and can be used to eliminating wireless dead spots without having to install new Ethernet cabling. The series overcomes most common interference with the SmartLink Plus technology by using the ground wire to bypass common noise sources to ensure better performance. The PLA5215 adapters come with the convenience of a pass through plug to free up electrical outlets.

The adapters' Advanced Encryption Security (AES) feature provides users with simple, secure Internet connection. The PLA5200 devices offer superior power efficiency with a "Power-Saving Mode" that saves up to 80 percent on power consumption compared to adapters without this function.

Pricing:
PLA5205KIT - adapter pair - $164.99 MSRP
PLA5215KIT - adapters with a pass through plug - $199.99 MSRP

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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