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Zoom Ships First USB DSL Modems

Boston, MA, September 11, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) announced today that it has released its USB ADSL modem for high-volume production and has shipped samples of the released product to several top-tier ADSL service providers.

"Our customers want high performance, easy installation, and attractive pricing, and that's what they get with this product" said Dean Panagopoulos, Zoom's VP of Advanced Products. "USB is ideal because it's fast and easy to install. Most ADSL installations require the end user to first open their PC to install an Ethernet card. With Zoom's new USB ADSL modem the user simply plugs the modem into the USB port and lets the easy-to-use Zoom software guide him through the rest of the installation process. For large service providers like America Online and Earthlink, Zoom has created an even easier installation option that can be tailored to their service."

Zoom's USB ADSL design has successfully completed extensive testing for performance and compatibility at an industry recognized independent test facility. Successful testing at this facility is commonly a prerequisite for evaluation by major ADSL providers.

"This is an extremely important introduction for Zoom," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "We continue to execute our broadband plan, with recent CableLabs approval of two cable modems and now a strong entry into ADSL. We will continue introductions of leading-edge broadband solutions, and of wireless network products, home phoneline products, and Internet gateways to extend the broadband connection to all the computers in the home or office. Zoom is unique in its coverage of Internet access using the three most popular methods - dial-up, cable, and ADSL - and in our long-term relationships with key Internet service providers and high-volume retailers. Analysts believe that ADSL modems, cable modems, and wireless networking products will experience explosive growth in the months and years to come. We believe that Zoom is well-positioned to exploit that growth."

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 3,000 of the highest volume computer retailers in the USA and over 5,000 retail outlets worldwide. For more information, visit Zoom at www.zoomtel.com.

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

Disclaimer: This report contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to the performance and market growth of its newly introduced cable and DSL modems and other broadband Internet access solutions, and Zoom's ability to exploit the growing market for Internet access products. 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; uncertainties inherent in financial projections that, by their nature, are based upon assumptions, many of which are not in the control of the company; 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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