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Zoom Begins Shipping the V3, Zoom’s Second Major VoIP Product
V3 provides VoIP and Data Networking to Cable and ADSL Modem Users

Boston, MA, November 12, 2004 -- Zoom Technologies [NASDAQ: ZOOM], a leading provider of communications products since 1977, today announced that it has begun volume shipments of the Zoom V3, the second major product in the company’s VoIP product line. The V3 connects to the Ethernet port of a cable modem or ADSL modem, and includes a router, advanced firewall, 4-port switching hub, and TelePorttm VoIP port. Zoom’s exclusive TelePort feature lets users make conventional telephone calls or VoIP calls from the same phone.

The V3 allows people to make or receive phone calls by using their broadband service, providing a “second phone line” while allowing users the benefits of conventional phone service for 911 emergency dialing, toll-free number dialing, or in the event of a power failure. The V3’s TelePort also allows conventional phone service to be used for local calls or any other call the user chooses.

“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,” said Terry Manning, Zoom’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “The Zoom V3 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 V3 include:

  • Integrated Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Integration of the voice processing with the firewall in the router ensures reliability of VoIP calls and reduces service provider support requirements
  • Uses Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), a popular protocol designed for VoIP calling and other communications over the Internet
  • An intuitive browser-based graphic user interface
  • Compatibility with any operating system that supports an Internet browser and Java script, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux
  • A 4-port Ethernet switching hub and a USB port, allowing up to five computers to plug directly into the V3
  • Flash memory that allows easy firmware updates
  • Multi-national, multi-lingual sales and support

Zoom Model 5577 is for service providers using the V3 with their own VoIP phone service.

Zoom Model 5567 is bundled with Zoom’s Global Village phone service. Global Village service provides free VoIP calls over the Internet, and also permits low cost calls to any phone on the conventional telephone network with both “pay per call” and “unlimited in the US” calling plans.

“Zoom’s vision of VoIP is about freedom and flexibility for customers all over the world,” said Frank Manning, President and CEO of Zoom Technologies. “Zoom’s TelePort lets customers choose whether they want to use VoIP or conventional phone service on a per call basis; and Global Village lets customers choose the language, currency, and billing plan that’s right for them. Zoom’s worldwide distribution channels help Zoom to extend VoIP to the many international customers who can benefit most from the cost savings of voice over the Internet.”

About Zoom Technologies

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs and produces Voice over IP products, 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 Massachusetts, Florida, and the UK. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see: www.zoomtel.com.

For additional information contact:
Doug Fraim
PerkettPR for Zoom

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