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Polkast to Extend Personal Cloud to NAS Devices

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POLKASTTM TO EXTEND PERSONAL CLOUD TO NAS DEVICES
The Personal Cloud Company Will Demonstrate Its Remote Access Capabilities on ZyXEL’s Media Server NSA300 Series

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9, 2012 — Polkast, a revolutionary personal cloud service that securely connects a user’s computers and mobile devices directly, is demonstrating a prototype of its latest advancement on the ZyXEL Media Server NSA300 series at CES. The two companies have partnered to integrate Polkast into ZyXEL’s digital home solutions to transform the in-home network and entertainment content into a secure personal cloud. Polkast is demonstrating the product integration at the Eureka Park Tech Zone, booth 74211, as part of CES.

Network storage devices, such as the ZyXEL Media Server, are a great solution for consumers who have large media libraries, beyond the storage capacity of most computers. The personal cloud is an ideal solution for direct anytime access to large media libraries. In contrast, typical public cloud solutions have 5GB storage limits, which is a fraction of most media libraries. And because they require a round trip to the cloud server to upload and download files, cloud storage solutions cannot take advantage of fast local connections when the devices are on the same network.

With Polkast, the ZyXEL Media Server will become the center of the user’s personal cloud, for secure anytime access to files from any authorized device. Users will easily search files, browse photos and play music stored on the Media Server. Users can also share files that reside on their Media Server seamlessly and securely, even while away from their home. The content stays within the user’s control in their own home network environment, unlike third party cloud storage solutions.

“Porting to connected storage devices is an important step for Polkast in advancing the personal cloud,” said Hong Bui, CEO of Polkast. “ZyXEL is an awesome partner because they share our vision, and they have a broad portfolio of networking devices for both consumers and business, with global distribution. We’re thrilled to be working with them.”

ZyXEL will officially release the personal could solution on Media Server NSA300 Series with Polkast integrated at CeBIT in March 2012.

For people who want to build their own personal cloud connecting their own devices, Polkast offers an innovative solution. Polkast is available on the iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, and computers with Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X. For more information, please visit www.polkast.com. To download the Polkast app for iPhone and iPad, please visit http://bit.ly/qjrVo5. The Android app can be found at http://bit.ly/oK47GB.

About Polkast
Polkast is a privately held software company founded in 2010 and based in Capo Beach, California. The company strives to provide users with the easiest, most cost effective solution for digital content access and management across a spectrum of mobile devices. Because you are using your own network and storage you already own, there’s no need to go out to the cloud to retrieve your content. Polkast lets you seamlessly connect the dots in your digital life, quickly, securely and without limits. For more information about Polkast, please visit www.polkast.com.

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.

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