ZyXEL AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Delivers Jitter-Free 4K UHD Video Streaming and Online Gaming

ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the expansion of its growing family of affordable, high-performance MU-MIMO products with the launch of the ZyXEL ARMOR Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router (NBG6817).

ARMOR Z2, which utilizes the 2nd generation of Qualcomm AC2600 chips to deliver enhanced MU-MIMO performance over the previous generation of AC2600 routers, provides up to four wireless streams for ultra-fast connectivity with multiple wireless devices, enabling users to connect more devices to their shared Internet connections. The high-performance router delivers fast, stable connectivity and incorporates advanced features that maximize the performance of bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications such as 4k UHD video streaming and online gaming.

Key benefits of the ARMOR Z2 includes:

  • MU-MIMO for up to 3x Faster Performance - The dual-band ARMOR Z2 supports 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology to provide accelerated Wi-Fi speed for all devices. The router supports 160 MHz channel bandwidth and when connected to MU-MIMO-compatible devices, ARMOR Z2 can achieve 3x performance over traditional Wi-Fi speeds.
  • Designed for High Performance and Long Range - Dynamic QoS provided by ZyXEL's StreamBoost technology allows users to run multiple networking applications without sacrificing the video streaming experience or increasing online game latency. Four adjustable high-power dual-band antennas utilize beamforming to ensure strong connectivity with devices, even when moving throughout the home or office.
  • Ease of Use and Management - ZyXEL's eaZy123 setup makes it quick and easy to set up the ARMOR Z2. ZyXEL ONE Connect App makes it easy to manage network connections and network status from iOS- or Android-based mobile devices. ARMOR Z2's Usage Monitor enables users to view network bandwidth utilization by applications and client devices and automatically sends notification messages when defined thresholds are reached.
  • Protect Precious Photographs - ZyXEL's Photo Backup app enables users to automatically back up the photos from their mobile device to a USB storage device connected to the ARMOR Z2 router.

The ZyXEL ARMOR Z2 features one 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 WAN port and four 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 LAN ports to ensure maximum connectivity speeds within the wired and wireless network infrastructure. The router incorporates a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor that works together with StreamBoost QoS and Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds to provide the jitter-free performance required for video streaming and online gaming.