to Ship First DSL Products
Zoom will ship both a Zoom
brand and a Hayes brand ADSL external modem with a USB interface
in the first half of this year. The easily-installed externals
are powered by the USB port of Windows 98/2000 computers and
are compatible with a wide range of ADSL protocols deployed
worldwide. Protocols supported include ITU G.992.1 operating
at download speeds of up to 8.1 Mbps, ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite)
at download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps, as well as DMT based
ADSL protocols developed prior to the ITU standard. Models
supporting CAP line encoding are also available.
Innovative Product Marries Lan to Wide Area Network
will begin shipping a low-cost LAN to WAN Gateway product
that provides shared broadband access to multiple PCs using
"no-new-wires" networking. The new product distributes
data to PCs throughout a home or small office using: 802.11b
HR wireless, Home Phoneline Networking, or wired Ethernet.
The Gateway product provides IP routing with easy installation,
operation and management. Firewall security provides protection
against the network attacks which are an increasing problem
with "always on" broadband devices like cable and
DSL modems. Network Address Translation (NAT) allows multiple
users to share a single IP address. Dynamic Host Control Protocol
(DHCP) eases network setup by automatically assigning IP addresses
to networked stations. The product is scheduled for release
New USB 56K World Traveler
Zoom will begin shipping a low-cost USB 56K World
Traveler Modem in May. Powered by the USB port of a laptop
or desktop computer, the new modem features an attractive,
compact case suitable for use on the road or in the office.
The modem can be easily configured for operation in 185 countries
using Zoom's World TravelerTM! feature. Zoom's new faxmodem
for USB is approved for telecommunications compliance in a
range of countries, including all European Union nations,
U.S., Bulgaria, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and
Turkey. Hayes and Zoom brand models are available.
Offers Low-cost Cable Modem
Zoom will begin shipping
a DOCSIS standard cable modem during the first half of this
year. This low-cost, highly integrated design is based on
the DOCSIS 1.0 (Data Over Cable Interface Specification) standard
supported by cable systems in the U.S. and many other countries.
As local cable operators adopt the newer DOCSIS 1.1 standard,
the Zoom CableModem can be easily upgraded with a simple software
download. The first version of Zoom's new cable modem has
a 10BaseT interface. A Zoom CableModem with a USB interface
is scheduled for mid-2000.
Wireless LAN Ships in April
Zoom will begin shipping
ZoomAir 11 Mbps wire-less LANs in April. The 802.11b HR compliant
Network Interface Cards (NIC) will be available in a PC Card
format for laptops and a PCI format for desktop PCs. External
antennas which extend the range of the 11 Mbps NICs will also
be available. The new high-speed ZoomAir NICs are ETSI and
FCC certified for use in Europe, the U. S. and many other
countries. The new cards will interoperate with the ZoomAir
2 Mbps NICs now shipping. The ZoomAir line now includes NICs,
the AP128 hardware access point, software access points, and
external antennas. The ZoomAir line will be expanded to include
home Gateway products in the coming months.
Low-Cost PC Card
In April Zoom will begin shipping a
low-cost PC Card 56K/V.90 modem under both the Zoom and Hayes
brands. The new Zoom PC Card modem can be used in PC Card
compatible slots of Windows-based computers. Like the USB
56K World Traveler Modem, the new PC Card modem features both
CTR 21 approvals and the ZoomWorld Traveler feature for easy
use of the modem worldwide.
Zoom Telephonics will
begin shipping a controller-based internal modem for PCI slots
early this year. A processor on the modem controls the Hayes
AT commands and data compression, unlike Windows-only PCI
modems which rely on the same central processor that runs
Windows on the host computer. The modem's on-board controller
results in a more stable system and simplified system integration.
Zoom's new modem is ideal for use on servers and gaming computers,
or anywhere where stability and processing power of a system
must be maximized. Drivers are available for Windows 95/98,
Windows NT and Linux. The product is approved for use in the
U.S. and other countries accepting FCC certification.