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Zoom Telephonics Hires New VP Engineering, Richard Kumpf, Formerly of Agilent Technologies

Boston, MA, August 30th, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc. (Nasdaq: ZOOM) announced today that Richard E. Kumpf has joined Zoom as Vice President of Engineering.

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up, cable and DSL modems, as well as wireless LAN products, home phoneline networking devices, and other data communication products under the Zoom and Hayes brand names.

Mr. Kumpf joins Zoom from Agilent Technologies. Most recently he was General Manager for their Cable Test Products group, which provided test equipment for cable service providers. For 5 years prior to that he was the R&D manager for telecommunications test equipment used by network equipment managers and telecom service providers, including cable and DSL broadband access service providers. Prior to that, Mr. Kumpf served as a Director of engineering for several key groups within Motorola's Codex division, and was responsible for the development of leased-line and dial-up modem products. He has also played a leadership role in several successful Silicon Valley high-tech startup companies.

Mr. Kumpf has a BSEE from Northeastern University in Boston and an MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis.

"We are very pleased to have Richard leading Zoom's engineering team," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "Richard's product experience is a great fit with our focus on Internet access. He brings to Zoom the product vision, business experience, and people skills needed to meet the opportunities and challenges of broadband and beyond."

About Zoom Telephonics

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up modems, cable and ADSL modems, wireless LAN products, home phoneline networking devices, and other data communication products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. Zoom products are available in over 3000 of the highest volume computer retailers in the USA and over 5000 retail outlets worldwide.

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

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