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Zoom Introduces PCI Modem with On-Board Controller

Boston, MA, June 28, 2000 - Zoom Telephonics Inc., (NASDAQ: ZOOM) is now shipping the Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus. The new Model 2920 is a controller-based PCI-bus internal modem for desktop Windows and Linux PCs. The Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus is designed for applications requiring maximum processing power and easy system integration.

A processor on the Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus 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 Model 2920's on-board controller and on-board digital signal processor result in a more stable system and simplified system integration. The Model 2920 is ideal for use on servers and gaming computers, or anywhere system stability and processing power must be maximized.

The Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus supports Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, and Linux. "This is an excellent product for the growing Linux market," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "The Model 2920 also provides enhanced system performance for system integrators, Value Added Resellers, and on-line gamers."

This Plug and Play data/fax modem is dual mode, incorporating both the ITU V.90 and the K56flex data standards. The Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus also features Zoom's new Channel 2 Call Waiting. This allows receipt of incoming voice calls during Web browsing. Channel 2 is compatible with all Internet access providers, including America Online, and all popular Internet browsers and data communications software packages. The Channel 2 feature works in conjunction with the Call Waiting service available from most local telephone companies.

Other features of Model 2920 include flash memory for easy software upgrades, and voice mail with multiple private mailboxes (sound card required). The Model 2920 is videophone ready. Like all Zoom fax modems, it includes ZoomGuard lightning protection to guard against the leading cause of modem failures. ZoomGuard offers better shielding against lightning damage than varistors used in competing products and outperforms most stand-alone surge protectors.

The Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI Plus Model 2920 is manufactured by Zoom Telephonics, Inc. and carries a seven-year warranty.

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

Press Contact:
Dan Brunelle · brunelle@zoomtel.com · 617-753-0060

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