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

March 06, 2012

ZyXEL Communications UK, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small and medium-sized businesses to home users, 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 or should contact ZyXEL’s partner account management team by calling 01189 979 7277 or emailing 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