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Zoom Announces Innovative VoIP Hardware Product
Integrated Phone Adapter With ADSL Modem, Router, Advanced Firewall, and Four-port Switch Allows Use of Both Conventional and VoIP Phone Services

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo, Los Angeles, Booth# 100, October 5, 2004—Zoom Technologies [NASDAQ: ZOOM], a leading provider of communications products since 1977, today announced the ADSL X5v Model 5585. The Model 5585 integrates a VoIP voice port with a router, gateway, firewall, ADSL modem and four-port Ethernet switch into a single low-cost product. Integration of VoIP capabilities into a full-featured router solves security issues created by VoIP telephone services, simplifies setup and lowers the total hardware cost. Zoom’s TelePort TM feature allows the same phones to be used for either conventional telephone service or VoIP calls.

The X5v allows customers to choose the features and costs saving of VoIP calling along with a second phone line that provides the services and convenience of a conventional phone connection. Using the TelePort feature, the X5v will automatically use conventional phone service for 911 emergency dialing, toll-free number dialing, or in the event of a power failure. The TelePort also allows conventional phone service to be used for local calls or any other call the user chooses. Phones connected to the Model 5585 can originate or answer both IP and conventional phone calls using the analog line typically provided with ADSL broadband service. All ZoomTel products use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), an increasingly popular Internet protocol designed for VoIP calling and other communications over the Internet.

“This year’s Internet Telephony conference is a perfect venue for companies to evangelize and demonstrate the benefits of VoIP technology and, in our case, the unique Zoom vision,” said Terry Manning, Zoom’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “While VoIP adoption continues to grow, many consumers will have a difficult time parting with their traditional telephone service due to its reliability and familiarity. The Zoom Model 5585 addresses this issue head on by allowing consumers to choose the best of both communications technologies as they see fit.”

Other features of the Zoom model 5585 include:

  • Integrated Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT) firewalls
  • Integration of the voice processing with the firewall in the router ensures reliability of VoIP calls and reduces service provider support requirements
  • An intuitive graphic user interface
  • Compatibility with any operating system that supports an Internet browser and Java script, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux
  • A USB port, which, along with the four-port switch, allows up to five computers to plug directly into the Model 5585
  • Flash memory that allows easy firmware updates, including additions to the voice compression codecs
  • Multi-national, multi-lingual sales and support

Zoom has priced the Model 5585 where service providers can offer Voice over IP as a standard feature of the ADSL hardware provided to subscribers.

About Zoom Technologies

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs and produces Voice over IP Gateways, ADSL modems, cable modems, dial-up modems, Bluetooth products, and other communications products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. Zoom is headquartered in Boston, and its European sales and support center is in the UK. Zoom markets its products in over forty countries, and provides multi-lingual support from its offices in Boston, Florida, and the UK. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see: www.zoomtel.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to Zoom's introduction of new VoIP products and services, and the characteristics, advantages and potential success of such products and services. Actual results may be materially different from those expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including uncertainty of new product development and introduction, including the risk that newly introduced products and services may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated, and other delays in shipments of products; Zoom's dependence on one or a limited number of suppliers for certain key components; rapid technological change; competition; Zoom's initial orders for VoIP products may not be indicative of future sales; regulatory risks; and 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 the Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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Contact: Jenny Laden
PerkettPR for Zoom
781.209.1828
zoom@perkettpr.com

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