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Global Village V.92 Modems Begin Shipping
First V.92 Modem for the Macintosh

Boston, MA, December 7, 2000 -- The Global Village division of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) has begun shipping the first dialup modem for the Macintosh market with support for the new V.92 and V.44 modem standards. The external Global Village TeleportT 56K/V.92 Model 6250 plugs into any Macintosh computer with a serial port. The newly adopted ITU V.92 modem standard and its companion V.44 compression standard make Internet access and Web browsing faster, easier and more convenient. V.92 offers several advantages over the older V.90 standard including QuickConnect, faster upstream data transfers, and support for call waiting.

QuickConnect reduces the automatic negotiation or "handshake" time at the beginning of a call by as much as half.

The maximum data upload speed is increased from 33,600 bps to 48,000 bps; a significant advantage for Internet gamers or anyone with files or email to upload.

The V.92 Modem-on-Hold feature allows a user to receive a voice call while online, put the online session on hold during the voice call, and then resume the online session. Modem-on-Hold frees up the modem's phone line for incoming calls, which is especially important in homes with a single phone line. Modem-on-Hold requires call waiting service from the local phone company and compatible Internet service.

V.92's companion V.44 compression standard provides what is perhaps the most visible and impressive benefit to users: a significant increase in Web browsing speed over the older V.42bis standard. The V.42bis compression standard was developed over ten years ago, before the widespread use of graphics in data communications. The new V.44 standard, however, was designed specifically for the kinds of content seen on the Web and can double download speeds.

"We expect V.92 service to be available from Internet Service Providers some time in early 2001," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "In the meantime, the new Global Village modem will automatically detect whether a central site has V.90 or V.92, and then connect appropriately. This means that someone can use V.90 now and then use V.92 when their Internet Service Provider is ready."

Model 6250's software bundle includes the award-winning GlobalFaxT fax software for Macintosh. Critics have repeatedly praised this software for its power and user-friendliness. Reviewers have especially liked the program's "QuickFax" feature, which allows a fax to be sent with the press of just two keys. Another popular component is the complete, integrated Personal Information Manager (PIM) with multiple address books. About Zoom Telephonics

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up and broadband modems, wireless LAN products, home networking devices, and other data communications products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village names. Zoom products are available in over 3,000 of the highest volume retailers in the USA and over 5,000 retail outlets worldwide. Zoom Telephonics is publicly traded on NASDAQ (NASDAQ:ZOOM).

Further information about the GlobalVillage Teleport 56K/V.92 Model 6250 may be obtained at www.globalvillage.com. Zoom Telephonics' Web site address is www.zoomtel.com.

Press Contact:
Larry Hancock

Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions. Actual results may bematerially different than those expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including those set forth below. The technologies being pursued by Zoom are subject to the significant risks and uncertainties generally applicable to modem and data communications products, including rapid technological change and intense competition, uncertainty regarding V.92 availability or competitive V.92 modem offerings, early stage of development of certain data communications markets, uncertainty of market growth, as well as 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 Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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