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Zoom VoIP product to be honored in CES 2005 design & engineering showcase

Boston, MA, November 22, 2004 — Zoom Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM), a leading provider of communications products since 1977, announced today that its X5v DSL modem/router with built-in VoIP has been named an honoree in the Consumer Electronics Show Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Showcase. As one of a family of products in the ZoomTel line, the X5v provides ADSL users with easy-to-use VoIP “voice over the Internet.”

“Zoom’s Innovations 2005 submission highlighted the X5v with Global Village® service as an easy-to-use way for customers to experience the flexibility and cost savings of phone service over the Internet,” said Frank Manning, President and CEO of Zoom Technologies. “The X5v lets customers use VoIP as an always-on second phone line, saving money while retaining the proven reliability of conventional phone service.”

The X5v’s TelePorttm lets customers use standard phones, including multi-phone cordless systems, to make VoIP calls and conventional calls, including 911 and 411 calls. The TelePort’s fail-safe feature automatically routes calls over the dial-up phone network if power is lost.

The X5v incorporates an ADSL modem, router, firewall, four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, USB port and VoIP phone port.

Global Village service emphasizes flexibility and customer freedom. Global Village gives X5v customers absolutely free VoIP to VoIP calling, and for other calls offers both pay-per-call and flat-rate plans. “Some of our competitors like Vonage try to be a customers’ exclusive phone company,” said Terry Manning, Zoom’s VP Sales and Marketing. “We recommend that customers retain basic phone service with their phone company for local calls, 411, 911, and power-outage situations, and use Global Village for toll calls. Global Village billing plans let the customer use VoIP a little or a lot, depending on the particular customer’s needs.”

Products selected for the January 2005 CES Design and Engineering Showcase have been judged to be superior by a preeminent panel of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists. Product evaluations are based on weighted criteria, including value to users, aesthetics, contribution to the quality of life, the products’ innovative qualities and overall excellence.

For additional information about the ZoomTel VoIP product line please visit:
http://www.zoomtel.com/products/voiceover_ip_overview.html

About Zoom Technologies

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs and produces Voice over IP Gateways, DSL 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.

For additional information contact:
Doug Fraim
PerkettPR for Zoom
617.764.1512
zoom@perkettpr.com

 

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