Zyxel Networks has introduced a groundbreaking solution to eradicate network bottlenecks in homes and small businesses. The XMG-100 Series, unveiled today, is a plug-and-play 2.5G switch that revolutionizes connectivity with its 10G uplink and PoE++ capabilities.

Zyxel Networks, renowned for its secure, AI-powered cloud networking solutions, has launched the XMG-100 Series 5/8-port 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch. Crafted to cater to the specific requirements of homes and small businesses, this intuitive, plug-and-play solution is engineered to enhance video streaming, live streaming, online gaming, and LAN party experiences.

A pioneer in the industry, the XMG-100 Series sets itself apart from other 2.5G switches by ensuring every downlink port operates at 2.5G speed, while each PoE port supports high-end PoE++ with a total power budget of either 70W or 100W. This feature enables the connection of higher-power devices such as newer-generation WiFi APs, security cameras, VoIP phones, LED lighting, and media players. Moreover, the 10G SFP+ uplink port enables seamless connection to 10G equipment like NAS devices or servers for large-file transfers, providing an ideal pathway for upgrading from multi-gig to 10G networks.

The plug-and-play functionality of the XMG-100 Series eliminates the need for any configuration, ensuring users can start using the device immediately upon connection. This streamlined setup process offers users a hassle-free, instant method to enhance their network. Additionally, the switch is compatible with existing Cat5 cables, eliminating the need for additional expenses and efforts associated with cable replacement.

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the fanless design, along with a sturdy metal case and efficient heat dissipation, ensures silent operation while conserving energy. With a wide operating temperature range of -20°C to 40°C and a compact form factor, the XMG-100 Series can be conveniently placed on desktops, mounted on walls, or installed in various home environments.

Mr. Crowley Wu, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Zyxel Networks, remarks, “With the rise of WiFi 6 and WiFi 7, the 2.5G standard has emerged as the new benchmark for Ethernet switches. Our XMG-100 Series stands out as the ultimate choice among all 2.5G switches, offering unparalleled ultra-high performance, durability, and the flexibility to connect to 10G networks when necessary. This series is engineered to deliver an unparalleled experience for applications requiring high bandwidth and low latency, setting a new standard in the industry.

By Harry