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Zyxel wins two CES 2020 Innovations Awards for WiFi 6

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Zyxel takes top honours in the Computer Peripherals & Accessories Category for Whole-Home Mesh WiFi 6 System and earns Honouree Award in Smart Home Category for 5G LTE solution

Wokingham, UK, 26th November 2019—Zyxel today announced the Halo Light 10G Fiber WiFi 6 Intelligent Home WiFi System has been named a Best of Innovation award winner in the CES® Innovation Awards Program, taking the top honours in the Computer Peripherals & Accessories category. A second WiFi solution, Halo Air 5G WiFi 6 Intelligent Whole-Home WiFi System, was named an honouree in the Smart Home category.

The CES Innovation Awards Program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, a panel of industry expert judges reviewed submissions based on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design, functionality and consumer appeal, and recognised the product that was rated the highest in each category as Best of Innovation.

The Best of Innovation award-winning Zyxel Halo Light is a powerful, 10G XGS-PON WiFi 6 whole-home EasyMesh gateway and WiFi 6 extender system designed for service providers. The gateway is loaded with several intelligent features that include smart self-monitoring features, daily/weekly network status updates, and gateway-based cybersecurity, privacy protection and parental control. Halo Light supports 10 Gbps symmetric speed with an XGS-PON fiber WAN connection and delivers those ultra-fast broadband speeds to the home through a 10 GbE LAN and the ultra-fast speeds and reliability of 802.11ax.

The Zyxel Halo Air 5G WiFi 6 Intelligent Whole-Home WiFi System, which was named an Innovation Award Honoree, is a 5G fixed wireless broadband gateway and WiFi 6 WiFi extender system that delivers broadband speeds up to 2 Gbps throughout the home along with WiFi 6, EasyMesh whole-home WiFi solution. Halo Air gateway also sports smart self-monitoring features, daily/weekly network status updates, and gateway-based cybersecurity, privacy protection and parental control. The WiFi 6 capability provides seamless performance and mobility to all areas of the home to support computers, mobile devices, streaming media appliances, wearable technology, and smart IoT devices.

“Receiving this high level recognition in the CES Innovations Awards program is particularly meaningful to our team because the award is based upon outstanding product design and engineering,” explained Brian Feng, Senior Vice President at Zyxel Communications. “The close relationships that we maintain with our service provider partners enables us to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry and allows us to develop solutions to address existing and emerging issues of importance to our partners and their subscribers. The new Halo Light and Halo Air solutions take the home network infrastructure to the next level by incorporating features such as intelligent WiFi tracking technology and integrated security software to introduce new ways of providing both physical and cyber security for the entire family.”

For more information about Zyxel and its connectivity solutions, visit www.zyxel.com/us

About Zyxel

Focused on innovation and customer-centric technology and service, Zyxel has been connecting people to the Internet for over 30 years. Our ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the forefront of the drive to create connectivity for businesses and home users.

Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that includes:

—150 markets served

—700,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions

—100 million devices creating global connections

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

Zyxel, Your Networking Ally.