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