Zyxel Delivers Fast, Reliable Network Connectivity Throughout the Home with Launch of Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender

PLA5236 Combines HomePlug AV2 and 802.11ac Technology to Deliver Fast
Wired and Wireless Network Speeds to Maximize Performance of IoT
Devices, 4K/UHD Video Streaming, and Online Gaming

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#80211acZyxel
Communications
, a leading provider of secure broadband networking,
Internet access and connected home products, today announced the launch
of the PLA5236
1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender
. The PLA5236
incorporates both HomePlug AV2 powerline and 802.11ac technologies to
provide fast, reliable network connectivity for Ethernet and wireless
devices to maximize the performance of applications such as 4K video
streaming, lag-free online gaming, or IoT devices.

Simple to install and set up, the PLA5236
utilizes the home’s existing power outlets to transfer high-speed data
from the Internet gateway or router to any location throughout the home,
allowing users to extend or create an 802.11ac wireless network and
access two Gigabit Ethernet ports anywhere there is a power outlet. The
PLA5236 delivers wired speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to Ethernet-enabled
devices such as video game consoles, Blu-ray players, networked set-top
boxes, and smart TVs over the HomePlug AV2 powerline network. Wireless
devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IP cameras enjoy fast
wireless speeds up to 867 Mbps.

Key Benefits of the PLA5236 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless
Extender

  • Hybrid Powerline/AC900 Solution – Ideal for use in
    entertainment centers and game rooms, the PLA5236 provides the best of
    both worlds – fast, reliable wired connectivity for high-bandwidth
    home entertainment appliances and applications, and wireless
    connectivity to ensure whole-home connectivity for mobile devices.
  • High-Speed Connectivity for Wired and Wireless Devices – Two
    Gigabit LAN ports provide data speeds up to 1 Gbps for
    Ethernet-connected devices; 802.11ac technology provides AC900 speeds
    to ensure lag-free support of applications such as video streaming,
    and IoT security devices; two amplified antennas provide
    maximum wireless coverage.
  • Multiple Wireless Modes – Three modes to support every home
    scenario – “Range Mode” to maximize coverage area, “Speed Mode” to
    maximize data speeds, and “Mix Mode” to provide a balance of both
    speed and range.
  • Easy to Install and Monitor – Zyxel Easy Setup app for iOS and
    Android enables quick, easy installation using a smartphone; Zyxel’s
    ONE Connect mobile app allows users to easily extend and monitor the
    entire Zyxel network.

“Fast, reliable network connectivity is becoming increasingly critical
in today’s connected home, particularly as applications have now
progressed from entertainment and productivity to applications such as
home security and monitoring that actually impact the protection of
lives and property,” explained Shawn Rogers, Marketing Development
Manager at Zyxel. “The lack of high-speed, uninterrupted connectivity
can render network-based applications and services such as IP cameras
and security systems ineffective. The PLA5236 utilizes a home’s existing
electrical wiring to provide high-speed connectivity to both wired and
wireless devices wherever needed in the home, not only ensuring a
lag-free entertainment experience, but also ensuring that security
devices in the home are functioning as they were designed to.”

The Zyxel PLA5236 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender carries a
limited two year warranty and is available now through all Zyxel
authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners at street price of $84.99.
For more information on Zyxel and its families of connectivity solutions
for homes and businesses, visit www.zyxel.com/us
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About Zyxel Communications

Focused on innovation and customer-centricity, Zyxel Communications has
been connecting people to the Internet for nearly 30 years. Our ability
to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the
forefront of creating connectivity for telcos and service providers,
business and home users.

Zyxel is building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and
meeting the needs of the modern workplace — powering people at work,
life, and play. Zyxel, Your Networking Ally.

  • 1,500 passionate associates worldwide
  • 100 million devices creating global connections
  • 700,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
  • 150 global markets served

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