HomeAbout ZoomTechnical SupportPartnersWhere To BuyProductsContact UsSearch  

Zoom Partners with Aztech Systems to bring VoIP to New Markets
Zoom’s Global Village® service to be bundled with Aztech’s VoIP products

Boston, MA, June 1, 2005 — Zoom Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) announced today that Aztech Systems, a global leader in data and voice communications products, has chosen to bundle Zoom’s Global Village VoIP “Voice Over the Internet” phone service with Aztech VoIP products.

Zoom’s Global Village is a unique service that provides its users with a wide variety of free and “pay per call” VoIP services, all with no monthly fee. Global Village users can make free phone calls anywhere in the world to other Global Village subscribers or to other VoIP users with SIP compatible service. SIP is the most commonly used non-proprietary VoIP standard. Global Village users can also access a wide range of advanced telecommunication services like voice mail, multi-number call forwarding, and call conferencing at no charge and with no monthly fee.

Subscribers can also take advantage of Global Village’s “pay-per-call” service at anytime. This service offers very low rates for international calls to any regular telephone to or from almost any country in the world. Customers are only charged for the calls they make, when they make them. Call information, including duration and cost for each call, can be viewed anytime – even during the call - on the Global Village website. The Global Village website also makes it easy to manage a subscriber’s account and to set up or reconfigure special Global Village features.

Zoom worked with Aztech to customize the service for Aztech’s core retail market by adding Singapore dollars to the subscriber’s payment options. Zoom is also providing Aztech customers with 60 minutes of free calling to regular phones in 27 countries, so Aztech customers can experience the quality and ease of use for themselves.

Aztech announced on May 30, 2005 that its first product with Global Village, the V300ATA VoIP Broadband Router, “will be available at major stores like Harvey Norman, Best Denki and Challenger Superstores as well as retail and computer outlets in Sim Lim Square and Funan Centre, Singapore in early June 2005.”

“Aztech Internet Phone Service Starter Kit provides out-of-the-box connectivity, combining Aztech’s high quality hardware with a premium Internet phone service from Global Village, thereby allowing customers to make high-quality phone calls over their broadband connection at a fraction of today’s overseas call charge. This translates to substantial cost savings for consumers,” said Mr Michael Mun, President and CEO of Aztech Systems Ltd.

“We are extremely pleased to have Global Village bundled with Aztech’s VoIP products,” said Frank Manning, Zoom’s President and CEO. “Aztech is a world-class producer of communication products with over 1,800 employees worldwide. This relationship extends Global Village into major new markets including Asia, and represents a strong endorsement of Zoom and our Global Village service.”

About Aztech Systems Ltd.

Incorporated in 1986, Aztech Systems Ltd is a multi-national company providing OEM/ODM design and manufacturing services as well as contract manufacturing service. Headquarters in Singapore and with over 1,800 employees worldwide, Aztech operates two electronic manufacturing plants and one plastic injection and moulding plant in Dong Guan, China. Aztech R&D centres are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dong Guan, China. Its five sales offices are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Germany and Malaysia. With strong design experience and technology focus in data and voice communication as well as digital electronics, Aztech designs and manufactures DSL modems, Analog modems, Broadband Residential gateway, Wireless 802.11 b/g, HomePlugs, VoIP, SMS Colour DECT/WDCT Phones, Personal Mobile Radios, Digital Weather Station, Digital MP3 Audio Players and Baby Monitor. For more information on Aztech and its products, please visit www.aztech.com.

About Zoom Technologies, Inc.

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs, produces, sells, and supports communication products under the Zoom and Hayes® brands, and provides voice over the Internet services under the Global Village brand. 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.

This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom’s plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to Aztech and Global Village products and market channels and the timing of new product introductions. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, which could cause actual results to be materially different from those expected, including, without limitation, risks associated with new product development and introduction 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 Zoom’s expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

For additional information contact:
Terry Manning

©2010 Zoom    Home | About Zoom | Technical Support | Partners | Where to Buy | Products | Contact Us | Search
000486  2006-04-20