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Zoom® Bridge Spans The Grand Canyon
New Wireless Point-to-Point Bridge Has 2.5-mile Range and is Priced at Under $2,000

Boston, MA, March 21, 2001 — Zoom Telephonics (NASDAQ: ZOOM) is now shipping a complete wireless LAN-to-LAN bridging system at a retail price of $1,999, significantly less than competitive products. The ZoomAir Model 4130 bridge can be used as a replacement for a leased data line or a wired connection between buildings. Data rates are from 11 Mbps to 5.5 Mbps, depending upon the distance bridged.

The ZoomAir Wireless LAN-to-LAN Bridge Kit Model 4130 is a complete solution, with all components necessary to maintain a connection between two Local Area Networks (LANs). The Model 4130 includes two ZoomAir Wireless LAN-to-LAN Bridge Radio Units, two ZoomAir High-Gain (13.0 dBi) Directional Antennas, and all cables, mounting hardware and software needed for installation and configuration. ZoomAir wireless networking products operate in the unlicensed 2.4 GHZ radio spectrum and conform to the IEEE 802.11b standard.

The ZoomAir Wireless LAN-to-LAN Bridge provides a money-saving alternative to other solutions between two distant locations anywhere a line-of-sight connection can be established within the bridge's range. At press time the $1999 retail cost of the ZoomAir Model 4130 was less than half that of competing wireless bridges. When compared to a wired connection, installation of the ZoomAir Wireless Bridge is almost always quicker and less expensive. And unlike a leased T1 phone line, the ZoomAir Bridge is owned by the user, so there are no recurring monthly charges.

The Model 4130 provides high performance, with an unobstructed line-of-sight range of up to 2.5 miles (enough to span the Grand Canyon) at a data rate of 5.5 Mbps. Data security is provided by ZoomAir's enhanced 128-bit RC4 and 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption.

A ZoomAir Wireless LAN-to-LAN Bridge is easy to install and configure. The ZoomAir Bridge is managed with an embedded graphical user interface (GUI). Configuration and management options include input from a console attached directly to the bridge, or remote input using and through the attached Local Area Network using any browser software.

"The ZoomAir Wireless LAN-to-LAN Bridge is a key part our comprehensive range of affordable, high performance, business-oriented wireless networking products," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "The Model 4130 dramatically lowers the cost of wireless building-to-building network bridges and is a great solution for businesses and organizations of all sizes."

The 11 Mbps ZoomAir Wireless LAN product line also includes the Model 4100 PC Card NIC (Network Interface Card), the Model 4105 PCI NIC, the Model 4110 Access Point Software, the Model 4120 Hardware Access Point, plus optional antennas to extend wireless network coverage.

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.

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