ZoomAir Wireless LAN Products Earn Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
Certification from WECA
MA, April 17, 2000 - Zoom Telephonics Inc., (NASDAQ: ZOOM),
today announced that its first two tested 11 Mbps wireless
LAN products have passed the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility
Alliance (WECA) test suite. The tested products were the ZoomAir
Wireless Network Interface Card (NIC) and ZoomAir Access Point
The ZoomAir products successfully interoperated
with a wide range of IEEE 802.11b 11 Mbps wireless networking
products from a number of manufacturers. The approved Zoom
products will display the Wi-Fi logo to certify interoperability.
In the words of WECA, the Wi-Fi logo "represents proven
technology and offers wireless connectivity at speeds up to
11 Mbps. It is ideally suited for wireless networking applications
in the home or office."
"Zoom is proud to
have products certified in the first wave of WECA's Wi-Fi
testing," said Frank Manning, president of Zoom Telephonics.
"Standards and interoperability drive high volume because
they assure customers of a wide range of competitive solutions.
Zoom is committed to having a broad line of Wi-Fi products,
including a range of NICS, antenna options, hardware and software
access points, and building-to-building bridges. Zoom is uniquely
able to integrate these products into a broadband strategy.
No other company is as focused on the issue of distributing
broadband Internet access through advanced networking products,
The successful testing of
the ZoomAir products was conducted at the Silicon Valley Network
Labs (SVNL) in San Jose, California, an independent testing
facility contracted by WECA.
About Zoom Telephonics
Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since
1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up 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 USA 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