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Zoom® Ships ZoomAir 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Products

Boston, MA, November 7, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) is now shipping a suite of ZoomAir 11 Mbps wireless Local Area Networking products. The products include wireless network interface cards (NICs) conforming to the popular IEEE 802.11b standard and a software access point that bridges between a wired and wireless network.

ZoomAir can be used with a wired network or as a totally wireless LAN solution, and provides flexible, portable access to wired LANs and the Internet.

The ZoomAir Model 4100 PC Card NIC plugs into a standard Type II PCMCIA slot and makes any Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 or NT4 laptop PC into a high-speed and secure wireless networked workstation. The Model 4100 is equipped with an integrated dual diversity antenna.

The ZoomAir Model 4105 NIC for desktop computers includes a ZoomAir PC Card, a PCI adapter for use of the PC card in a desktop computer, and a detachable dipole antenna. Optional ZoomAir antennas can be used with the Model 4105 to extend the range of a wireless network.

ZoomAir Access Point Software Model 4110 connects a ZoomAir wireless LAN to a wired Ethernet network, provides shared access to a single Internet WAN connection, enhances network security, and extends the range of a ZoomAir wireless LAN. ZoomAir Access Point Software can replace more expensive hardware access points in smaller networks.

"Affordable, high-speed wireless LANs are an important part of our broadband strategy," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "We believe a significant number of DSL and cable modems users will want the convenience, ease of installation and flexibility of these new high-speed ZoomAir products."

The 11 Mbps ZoomAir NICs and ZoomAir Access Point Software have passed the rigorous testing of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). They have demonstrated interoperability with IEEE 802.11b 11 Mbps wireless networking products from other manufacturers and can carry the "Wi-Fi" logo. According to WECA, the "Wi-Fi" logo "represents proven technology and offers wireless connectivity at speeds up to 11 Mbps."

ZoomAir NICs include intelligent power control with a power-saving standby mode to maximize laptop battery life. The circuitry is also designed to withstand power-up voltages that can damage competing products. Network security is provided with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), that provides 40 and 128-bit data encryption.

Zoom's wireless LAN products are also equipped with flash memory for easy upgrades. A software "installation wizard" makes setup of an 11 Mbps ZoomAir wireless LAN fast and easy.

About Zoom Telephonics

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets cable and ADSL modems, dial-up 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/products/index.html.

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