Zyxel introduces new multigigabit switch for home-based professionals

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The new product aims to attract power users and professionals home-bound by COVID

Late last month Zyxel announced a new multigigabit switch to serve “home-based professionals and content creators”. Their press release from 23 February detailed the release of the XGS1250-12. The company describes the new switch as a “twelve-port web-managed multigigabit switch that allows work-from-home professionals, content creators, and small businesses.”

They claim it will help them “unlock the full potential of their WiFi 6 access points and routers.”

The new switch will also help users to “make the most” of their devices that already support multigigabit speed. These include their iMac Pros, 10G servers, NAS devices, new laptops and desktops.

Here is what is on board the XGS1250-12

Most desktop switches on the market currently deliver options of just one or two 10G ports. However the new Zyxel’ offering comes with up to four 10G ports (three multigigabit ports and one SFP+ port).

Zyxel have included “smart functions” such as QoS, VLAN, Link aggregation, and IGMP snooping. These functions offer a smooth network experience are managed through XGS1250-12’s intuitive web-based interface.

The network switch is also easy to install, according to Zyxel. This means busy home workers don’t need to re-cable to upgrade to a multigigabit network. Customers can utilize their existing cables as the XGS1250-12 supports Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a cable specs.

Crowley Wu, Vice President of Zyxel’s Networking SBU., explained the mission of the new product. “By expanding our range of switches, Zyxel has given freedom and flexibility back to those who have otherwise been restricted by limits placed on their devices due to bottlenecks and increased network demand from working from home, video calling and more,” he said.

“With our new offering, users can benefit from faster and more reliable speeds, enabling them to harness the full potential of their internet connection, and work with ease,” he said.