PCI Cable Modem Achieves @Homesm Conditional Level 2 Approval
World's First PCI Cable Modem
With Excite@Home, CableLabs, and WHQL Approvals
Boston, MA, May 16, 2001 — Zoom Telephonics,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM),
a leading supplier of Internet access products, today announced
that it has achieved @Homesm Conditional Level 2 Approval
from Excite@Home (NASDAQ: ATHM), the leader in broadband,
for the Zoom Cable Modem PCI Model 5001. The approval is for
use of the model 5001 when installed with a personal computer.
This @Home Conditional Level 2 Approval, a technical milestone,
confirms Model 5001's integration, interoperability and system
stability with Excite@Home's high-speed data network. @Home
Conditional Level 2 Approval is a significant step toward
enabling the wide-scale deployment of Zoom Cable Modems among
Excite@Home network affiliates.
With @Home Conditional
Level 2 Approval, the Zoom PCI cable modem has the distinction
of being the first PCI cable modem to have received CableLabs®
certification, Microsoft® WHQL approval, and @Home Conditional
Level 2 Approval.
"The approval of our OEM PCI
product by Excite@Home is extremely important," said
Frank Manning, President and CEO of Zoom Telephonics, Inc.
"Zoom can now offer a comprehensively tested and approved
internal modem solution. This product is ideal for bundling
into personal computers and potentially other electronic products."
Zoom is among the few companies offering CableLabs®
certified Ethernet, USB, and PCI cable modems.
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.