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Zoom PCMCIA FaxModem Wins PC World's "Best Buy" Award
Beats Megahertz, U.S. Robotics, Hayes, Microcom, 7 Others

Boston, MA, March 8, 1996 - The Zoom/PCMCIA FaxModem V.34C FaxModem was named the "Best Buy" among 12 competing 28,800 bps PCMCIA faxmodems available in the U.S. by PC World magazine. The award was announced in the March 1996 issue of the U.S. monthly computer trade magazine, which has a circulation of about one million readers.

In head-to-head competition, PC World found that the Zoom/PCMCIA V.34C is a better value than Megahertz, the market share leader, as well as U.S. Robotics, Hayes, Microcom, and seven other PCMCIA faxmodems. PC World selected the Zoom V.34C as the Best Buy on the basis of "performance, price, service and support, and other factors affecting overall value." According to the publication, "The `Best Buy' is one of the most sought after honors in high technology, and it is one of the hardest to win."

"Zoom is very pleased to be recognized by PC World", said Terry Manning, Zoom's Director of Marketing. "The PC World `Best Buy' award recognizes that Zoom's PCMCIA faxmodem has the right features for laptop users at the right price."

The Zoom/PCMCIA V.34C is a state-of-the-art faxmodem card that can be used with a notebook, palmtop, PDA, or any computer with a compatible PCMCIA slot. It can be used to send and receive fax and data via landline and cellular connections. The Zoom V.34C is cellular ready, with all required cellular circuitry on- board; inexpensive cellular activation kits, which include phone-specific slim connection cord and activation software are available from Zoom. The V.34C features Zoom's proprietary PC Card-Guard, which fully protects the modem's circuitry from damage if it is accidentally connected to a digital PBX phone jack.

Zoom is a leading designer, producer, and marketer of faxmodems and other personal computer communications products for the home and office.

The Zoom Web Site is www.zoomtel.com; the PC World Web Site is www.pcworld.com


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