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Zoom/FaxModem 56Kx Named "Byte Best" and "Overall Winner"
Zoom's Third Major 56K Industry Award in 2 Months

Boston, MA, September 18, 1997 - The Zoom/FaxModem 56Kx received a "BYTE BEST" award in Byte Magazine's October '97 review of thirty-four 56K modems. The Zoom 56Kx was one of only two modems named a "BYTE BEST."

"Besting not only its K56flex companions, but the entire x2 field as well, the Zoom Telephonics 2849-PC (56Kx) external modem was our overall winner. Its top performance score was boosted by above average usability," stated the review. "Solid usability and feature scores helped ensure both modems (the Zoom 56K internal and the 56Kx) a first-row finish."

"We are pleased to have received this recognition by highly regarded Byte Magazine," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "Our 6Kx has also received a 'Tester's Choice' award from Data Communications Magazine (8/97) and a 'BUY IT' award from CNET (9/97). These reviews and our free ITU 56K software upgrade program confirm that Zoom's new 56K products deliver the outstanding performance, usability, and value associated with the Zoom brand name."

This is the second time this year a Zoom product was named a "BYTE BEST." In March '97 the Zoom/FaxModem V.34X Plus also received the award.

The current street prices of the Zoom 56K (internal) and 56Kx (external) are approximately $119 and $139, respectively. The current street price of the U.S. Robotics Courier V.Everything external, the other "BYTE BEST" winner, is $275. The lower priced U.S. Robotics Sportster, the USR model most commonly found in retail stores, was not submitted for review.

The Byte evaluations were based on test results from the respected National Software Testing Laboratory (NSTL). Byte (www.byte.com) is published monthly by the McGraw-Hill Companies.

For more information about Zoom's 56K products or other products manufactured by Zoom, please call Zoom toll-free at 1-800-631-3116 or visit the Zoom web site at www.zoomtel.com

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). Zoom products are produced in Boston, Massachusetts and sold worldwide.


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