Low-cost Zoom ADSL USB Modem Now
April 14, 2003, - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM)
announced today that the low-cost Zoom ADSL Modem USB Model
5510A is now shipping with VEnet firmware. VEnet allows the
Model 5510A to be used with both Macintosh and Windows computers,
and provides the stability of an Ethernet ADSL modem with
the low-cost and convenience of a USB interface.
executes all ADSL protocol functions on the modem's processor,
which eliminates the need to run complex modem drivers on
the computer. This gives Zoom's Model 5510A with VEnet three
1) The modem works with both
Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
2) The modem has better stability under MAC OS and Windows
than typical USB ADSL modems. Macintosh and Windows computers
are not optimized to handle the protocols required by a
host-based ADSL USB modem. VEnet moves the PPPoE, Encapsulation,
and A SAR protocols off of the computer and onto the
Model 5510A's on-board processor.
3) VEnet eliminates the need for PPP dialer software running
on the computer.
With VEnet, the Model 5510A receives a download
of drivers from the computer to the modem's on-board memory
when the computer is first powered up. All of the protocol
code is then run entirely on the modem, so complex interaction
with the operating system is eliminated.
free firmware upgrade to the new VEnet software is available
for current 5510A owners.
has a compact, stylish case, and is powered by the USB port
to eliminate the clutter created by power adapters. The modem
is compatible with Macintosh OS 9 and OS X as well as Windows
98, SE, Me, 2000 and XP. Multi-lingual documentation is in
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Danish. The
product is supported by Zoom's multi-lingual technical support
centers in the US and Europe.
information on the Model 5510A and other Zoom ADSL modems,
please see: http://www.zoomtel.com/products/adsl_overview.html.
Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs and produces ADSL and cable
modems, analog modems, automatic telephone dialers, wireless
LAN products, home and small office networking devices and
other communications products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global
Village brands. Zoom Technologies was founded in 1977. For
more company information visit Zoom at www.zoomtel.com.