Zoom Introduces New Hayes ISDN Products
Boston, MA, November 10, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc.
has begun high-volume shipments of three new Hayes Accura
brand ISDN products, including external RS-232 and USB models
and an internal PCI model.
"ISDN is a popular
service for high-performance Internet access throughout most
of Europe and in many other countries," said Peter Cox,
the General Manager of Zoom/Hayes UK. "We are pleased
to introduce such a strong range of feature-rich ISDN products,
and we anticipate broad distribution and high market acceptance."
All three products plug into the most popular ISDN telephone
interface, the basic rate S/T interface, which is used throughout
Europe and in most other countries outside North America and
Japan. This interface provides two 64 Kilobit per Second (Kbps)
B channels and one D signaling channel. The two B channels
can be bonded together using ML-PPP to give up to 128 Kbps
throughput without data compression, and even higher speeds
with data compression.
All three products allow someone
to fax from a PC over one of the two ISDN channels. The fax
can be received by any fax machine as if it was sent out of
a fax machine connected to an analog phone line. Because an
ISDN line provides two B channels, two communication functions
can be performed simultaneously - for instance, a user can
send or receive a fax on one channel while browsing the Web
on the other channel.
All three products support the
popular ISDN protocols, including Eurofile transfer.
The lowest-cost member of the new product line is the PCI
model, which plugs into the PCI slot of a Windows 95, 98,
2000, or NT(4.0) personal computer. It supports both CAPI
2.0 and NDIS WAN miniport drivers to provide a high level
of application software compatibility. In addition to providing
data and fax capabilities, this product offers answering machine
capabilities for computers with a soundcard.
model plugs easily into the USB port of Windows 98 and 2000
computers and popular Macintosh computers. The USB model receives
power from the USB port, so it does not need an external power
The External model plugs into the serial or
"RS-232" port of Windows 95, 98, 2000, and NT(4.0)
computers. This is Hayes' most feature-packed ISDN terminal
adapter. Telephones and fax machines can be used with ISDN
service simply by plugging them into either of the two analog
phone jacks on the back of this unit. Devices plugged into
the phone ports benefit from advanced features including intercom,
three-party conferencing, call forwarding, call waiting, call
hold, call transfer, do-not-disturb, and call routing.
All of these new products benefit from the strong technical
support team of Hayes, a division of Zoom Telephonics.
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.