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Two Zoom Cable Modems Certified by CableLabs®

Boston, MA, July 20th, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc., (NASDAQ: ZOOM), a leading supplier of Internet access products, today announced that two of the Company's cable modems, the Zoom CableModem PCI internal and the Zoom CableModem 10BaseT external, have received CableLabs® certification.

Zoom's PCI cable modem is one of only two internal cable modems certified by CableLabs®, who, in today's press release called the PCI certifications "a major breakthrough".

"This is a real milestone for consumers who want their cable modems pre-configured inside their PCs and ready to use right out of the box," said Dr. Richard R. Green, president and CEO of CableLabs. "Through the hard work of companies such as Zoom Telephonics making these kinds of technical innovations, the momentum of the cable Internet business should increase."

"We are very pleased to have both of our cable modem designs certified," said Frank Manning, President and CEO of Zoom Telephonics, " We believe our ability to provide customers with both internal and external products will provide us with a distinct competitive advantage. Zoom is making a major commitment to broadband. We plan to continue to introduce cable modem products, including a USB external model, along with DSL products, broadband gateways, and wireless and home phoneline networking products. Our mission is to be a one-stop source for products that provide broadband access and extend the broadband connection throughout the home and office."

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, visit Zoom at www.zoomtel.com/products/cable_overview.html.

Press Contact:
Larry Hancock
lhancock@zoomtel.com
580-347-3213

Disclaimer: This press release contains certain forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to Zoom's recent introduction of two cable modems and its anticipated introduction of additional advanced cable and DSL modems and other broadband Internet access solutions, and its potential to have a competitive advantage over its competitors in the cable and DSL markets. Actual results may be materially different than those expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including: uncertainty of new product development and introduction, including budget overruns, project delays and the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated; Zoom's dependence on one or a limited number of suppliers for certain key components; early stage of development of the cable and DSL data communications markets, uncertainty of market growth of those markets; rapid technological change; competition; and other risks set forth in Zoom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zoom cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Zoom expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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