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ZyXEL Broadband Gateways Interoperable With Hitachi SuperJ(TM) Applications Environment

The Architecture Enables Service Providers to Offer OSGi Compliant On-Demand Services, Such as Home Monitoring and Media Sharing (January 10, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- Consumer Electronics Show -- ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband, security networking connectivity and routing products, announced today several of its broadband CPEs (customer premises equipment) are compatible with Hitachi's SuperJ™ OSGi-compliant application platform. A result of joint efforts between the companies, the new interoperability offers service providers a ready solution that will simplify and speed up deployment of on-demand services.

Subscribers increasingly enjoy higher-bandwidth broadband connections at home. This expanded capacity presents opportunities for service providers to deliver premium services, including home and energy monitoring, media sharing, data backup and storage, to generate additional revenue opportunities and enhance customer loyalty. In addition, these services can be delivered to subscribers via the cloud as downloadable apps, making them easier to implement quickly and cheaply.

The OSGi application platform offers service providers an efficient mechanism for deploying service-driven apps quickly and on-demand. The Hitachi SuperJ Applications Environment is an OSGi-compliant server engine that supports a variety of applications via compatible CPE devices, such as ZyXEL broadband gateways and media adapters. The Java-based SuperJ environment offers maximum portability for applications and also shortens the learning curve for application developers. In addition, software components can be installed, updated or removed on the fly, without disrupting the operation of pre-installed home gateways or creating the need to replace them.

"We are proud to announce interoperability between ZyXEL broadband gateways and the Hitachi SuperJ Applications Environment," said Brian Feng, senior vice president at ZyXEL. "We believe our joint efforts will greatly reduce operators' deployment time for new on-demand, cloud-based services."


ZyXEL broadband gateways that are compatible with Hitachi SuperJ Environment include: the all-in-one bonded VDSL2, wireless-n gateway with universal DSL capability (P873HNUP); VSG series of VDSL2 wireless-n gateways (VSG1435 / VSG1432); and the wireless-n ADSL2+ gateway (P660HN). For more information please call 1.800.255.4101 or email telco@zyxel.com.

"Hitachi welcomes ZyXEL to the SuperJ ecosystem," said David Foote, chief technology officer for Hitachi. "Our joint pioneering efforts to expand the applications ecosystem using the SuperJ platform and OSGi will immensely benefit service providers in speeding up the development of innovative services that subscribers want and are willing to pay for."

About ZyXEL Communications
Twenty-one-year-old ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies including wireless, security, cloud-managed solutions, Ethernet Switching, xDSL, and Powerline, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets. The company recently introduced its Aerobeam line of products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast.

ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California. http://www.us.zyxel.com.

About Hitachi
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for communications service providers in the Americas. The company offers high-speed optical networking equipment for long haul and metro applications, standards-compliant fiber-to-the-premises solutions, software platforms for subscriber applications deployment and management, and products and technologies for wireless network operators, including 4G evolved packet core solutions. For more information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit www.hitachi-cta.com.

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ZyXEL Communications
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