Zoom Smart Connect Software Simplifies 802.11b Setup and Roaming
MA, January 16, 2002 — Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:
ZoomAir™ wireless Network Interface Cards (NICs) are
now shipping with Smart Connect™, the industry's best
802.11b application software. With Smart Connect, ZoomAir
NICs are now the most easily installed products in the industry.
The software also eliminates the computer reboots and cumbersome
changes to network settings that have confronted Windows 98/2000/Me
users as they roamed with wireless-enabled laptops.
ZoomAir products dramatically reduce the number of steps required
to make a wireless connection. For a comparison of the steps
required see: www.zoomtel.com/zoomair/roamcompare.shtml
Some of the features of the new Smart Connect software
include: Eliminates the need to reboot a laptop computer when
it is moved to a new wireless network.
steps needed for the initial connection to a network in half.
Reduces the steps needed to make subsequent connections to
that network from more than twenty to only three or less.
A well-constructed interface eliminates the need to
understand networking parameters.
for available wireless network access points and requires
a simple password entry for reconnection to a network.
Allows entry of simple text passwords for connection to either
Orinoco or Intersil based wireless access points, eliminating
the confusion created by different implementations of Wired
Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption.
Stores 99 network
profiles for fast, easy connections at multiple locations.
In offices with multiple access points, users can easily
choose the access point with the best signal and fastest data
rate, maximizing the speed of the network connection.
Network diagnostics maximize performance and simplify operation.
Supports rapid switching between corporate networks
and home networks.
"Up until now, most users
found wireless networks did not deliver on the promise of
an easy-to- use and easy-to-setup connection to the Internet,"
said Terry Manning Vice President of Sales and Marketing for
Zoom Telephonics. "Smart Connect is what they have been
Smart Connect is included free
of charge with currently shipping ZoomAir Model 4100 and 4105
wireless NICs. A free upgrade is also available to registered
users of those products.
ZoomAir and Smart Connect
are trademarks of Zoom Telephonics. Other brands and names
are the property of their respective owners.
Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader
since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up modems,
cable and ADSL modems, wireless LAN products, home and small
office networking devices, and other data communication products
under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. Zoom products
are available in thousands of the highest volume computer
retailers worldwide. For more information visit Zoom at