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ZyXEL offers schools free iPads with WLAN access point six-packs

February 27, 2012

Wokingham, 27 February 2012– ZyXEL, a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, is giving its Education Partners a tempting offer to take to schools and colleges in the run-up to the public sector year end. Between now and the end of April, the company is giving away an Apple iPad2 with every six-pack of its NWA5160 access points sold alongside one of its NXC5200 wireless controllers.

As the NXC5200 has the capability to support as many as 240 access points, schools could claim as many as 40 Apple iPads per controller purchased. With many educational customers looking to upgrade to the 802.11n standard across their whole site or campus, it’s an opportune time to take these solutions to market says Antony Byford, Head of Channel, UK and Ireland for ZyXEL.

“There is a lot of interest in upgrading to 802.11n and many schools and colleges are already making extensive use of Apple iPads. The offer is quite simply a way of drawing attention to the exceptional combination of performance, functionality and TCO provided by the ZyXEL family of wireless products. We are already quite strong in education and the public sector and right now, there is a really good opportunity in this sector.”

With the NXC5200 wireless controller and NWA5160 access point six-packs carrying SRPs of £2,699 and £2,250 respectively, and healthy margins available to partners from distributors, resellers targeting the education sector give their revenues and profits a significant boost. ZyXEL is also offering to assist partners with pre-sales consultancy, local technical support, extended warranties and special bid support for education sales.

Resellers interested in finding out more about the Apple iPad 2 promotion on ZyXEL’s NWA5160 access points six-packs can visit www.zyxel.co.uk/ipad or should contact ZyXEL’s partner account management team by calling 01189 979 7277 or emailing sales@zyxel.co.uk. Alternatively, they can get in touch with one of the company’s distributors – Computer 2000, EFL, Ingram Micro, or Micro P. For information on the ZyXEL Partner Programme can be found at www.zyxel.co.uk/partprog.

About ZyXEL Communications Corp

ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

 For more information contact:

Ruth Palomino

EMEA Marketing Manager

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd

Tel: 01189 912 1700

Mobile: 07920 529563

Email: ruth.palomino@zyxel.co.uk