Zoom Ships First USB DSL Modems
MA, September 11, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc. (NASDAQ:
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
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.