Ad-Blocking Software to Ship with Zoom Modems
Industry's Hottest Ad-Blocking
Software Bundled with Leading Provider of Data Communications
- March 20, 2000 -- AdSubtract.com LLC, developer of Internet
ad and cookie blocking software, and Zoom Telephonics, Inc.
today announced an alliance that provides Zoom customers with
instant access to AdSubtract software. Zoom has bundled AdSubtract's
award-winning SE edition software with select Zoom and Hayes
56K modems, as well as with Zoom Air™ wireless LAN products.
In addition, current owners of Zoom and Hayes products can
also download the AdSubtract.com SE software on Zoom's web
site at www.zoomtel.com.
The agreement between the two companies allows users to easily
and efficiently block cookies and web banners to combat online
user profiling and make web browsing faster and more pleasant.
Zoom designs, produces and markets a broad range of
advanced communication products under the Zoom and Hayes brand
names. Zoom products are sold in over 5,000 retail locations
worldwide. Together AdSubtract.com and Zoom will collectively
provide thousand of consumers with fast Internet access and
"Partnering with AdSubtract.com
allows our customers to speed up their Web surfing,"
said Terry Manning, Zoom Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
"In addition, AdSubtract SE lets our customers enjoy
enhanced online privacy on the Internet."
privacy concerns are escalating, as more people become aware
of how easily personal data can be cross-referenced with presumably
anonymous cookie data, to create extensive profiles of their
online and offline activities. Online privacy has recently
garnered the government's attention, and the FTC is currently
reviewing what information is being gathered and if such information
should be publicly accessible, as are credit reports.
"AdSubtract's partnership with Zoom provides new Zoom
and Hayes users, as well as the huge installed base of existing
customers, with a powerful weapon to defend their online privacy,
and highlights the advantage of having access to an ad-free,
clutter-free Web," said Ed English, President and CEO
of AdSubract.com. "By harnessing the power of AdSubtract,
Zoom's customers can protect their privacy and significantly
enhance their Internet experience. Zoom has a long-standing
reputation for providing cutting-edge solutions that improve
their products' performance and make them easier to use. AdSubtract
is pleased to be able to contribute to that tradition."
Zoom Telephonics, a communications
leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets analog and
broadband modems, wireless LAN products, Home Phoneline Networking
devices, and other data communication products under the Zoom
and Hayes brand names. Zoom products are available in over
3000 of the highest volume computer retailers in the United
States and over 5000 retail outlets worldwide. Zoom Telephonics
is publicly traded on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: ZOOM).
For more information, please visit Zoom at www.zoomtel.com.
AdSubtract.com, LLC develops, manufactures
and sells Internet software that makes the web faster, more
pleasant and private. Based in Braintree, Mass., AdSubtract's
mission is to 'Subtract the Ads' and enhance online-privacy.
Recently rated five-stars by ZDNet Downloads, AdSubtract's
software has received numerous industry awards and accolades.
For further information, visit our web site at www.adsubtract.com
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.