ANAHEIM, Calif., November 18, 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the Halo Light 10G Fiber WiFi 6 Intelligent Home Wi-Fi System has been named a Best of Innovation award winner in the CES® Innovation Awards Program, taking the top honors in the Computer Peripherals & Accessories category. A second WiFi solution, Halo Air 5G WiFi 6 Intelligent Whole-Home Wi-Fi System, was named an honoree 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 recognized 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. The gateway is loaded with several intelligent features that include smart self-monitoring features, daily/weekly network status updates, and gateway-based cyber-security, 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 Wi-Fi 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 cyber-security, 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.”
About Zyxel Communications
Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the internet for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a matter of establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, at Zyxel we offer a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s right for worldwide leading service providers and their subscribers.
Zyxel is a global force in the telecommunications market with an unrivaled international presence that includes:
- 150 markets served
- Strong local presence throughout five continents
- 1 million businesses and homes working smarter with Zyxel solutions
- 100 million devices creating global connections
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