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Zoom Shipping New Zoom / MultiLine™ FaxModem
Eight Hot-Swappable Faxmodem Modules in One Compact Desktop Unit

Boston, MA, Oct. 7, 1996 - Zoom Telephonics, a high-volume manufacturer of faxmodems, has begun shipping the Zoom/MultiLine FaxModem - a space-saving desktop solution for faxmodem and voice/faxmodem applications requiring 4 to 8 ports.

The Zoom/MultiLine sets new standards of port density, flexibility, and power efficiency. Its modular 8-port design enables it to be easily reconfigured, serviced, or expanded.

Until now, many users have resorted to stacks of individual modems that clutter their offices or they have installed costly rack modems. In contrast, the MultiLine's convenient size allows it to be placed anywhere in an office - on a desktop or in an equipment closet - providing a handsome package that is easy to install anywhere multiple modems are needed.

Each MultiLine can hold up to 8 independent, hot-swappable V.34 33.6 Kbps faxmodem or V.32bis 14.4 Kbps voice/faxmodem modules in a single attractive 1.8" x 7.8" x 10.8" metal case. Modules feature Flash ROM to facilitate firmware upgrades, and advanced ZoomGuard™ to prevent damage from lightning, the primary cause of modem failure.

The MultiLine's hot-swappable plug-in faxmodem modules can be quickly user-installed in any combination without affecting other ports. The hot-swappability feature provides a convenience unavailable with other multi-line products. For example, if a faxmodem module requires service, only that module and not the entire unit needs to be shipped back to the manufacturer.

"The MultiLine is being sold through value-added resellers and dealers. It is ideal for modem pools, faxservers, voice mail systems, and remote access servers," said Terry Manning, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

"We have worked with a wide array of multi-port serial cards, remote access devices, and software programs to assure compatibility," said Manning.

Each MultiLine module is a Rockwell®-based serial faxmodem that includes 14.4 Kbps Class 1 fax, Caller ID, V.42, V.42bis, MNP® 2-5, MNP 10EC™, and NVRAM. Each module also includes Configuration Control and Security Lock, which allow systems administrators to lock-in the functions and settings they want. The MultiLine's front panel features a reset button and 3 status lights for each channel.

The single power supply included with each MultiLine eliminates the need for eight separate supplies and multiple power strips, which minimizes power cord clutter and simplifies installation. The Zoom/MultiLine requires only 25W of power with all eight modules active.

The suggested retail pricing for the MultiLine is approximately $275 per port for V.34 faxmodem modules and approximately $225 per port for 14,400 bps voice/faxmodem modules.

Zoom Telephonics designs, produces, and markets products that link people and their personal computers through the world's largest network, the international telephone network, and connected networks including the Internet and corporate local area networks. Zoom Telephonics is publicly traded on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: ZOOM). The Zoom Internet Web Site is www.zoomtel.com

 

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