Zoom® Ships Zoom/Video™ Cam Full-Color Full-Motion
Digital camera for Windows®
95 plugs into any Zoom/Video Ready faxmodem or included Zoom/Video
November 11, 1997 - Zoom Telephonics, a leading manufacturer
of computer communications equipment, has announced that it
is shipping the Zoom/Video Cam, an affordable full-color,
full-motion video camera for Windows 95 computers.
The Zoom/Video Cam is a complete solution for videomail, videophone,
video meetings, and still image capture. It plugs into the
included ISA capture card or directly into the video jack
on any Zoom/Video Ready faxmodem.
video can be sent through the dial-up telephone network or
over the Internet with any V.80-compatible modem, including
most popular 33.6 and 56K faxmodems and all Zoom/Video Ready
Video mail is sent as easily as regular
e-mail-just attach a video file to e-mail messages. Zoom's
video software automatically attaches a "player"
application program to outgoing video mail so that it can
be viewed on a recipient's Windows PC without any special
hardware or software.
The Zoom/Video Cam comes with
everything needed to get started, including a microphone and
a ZoomLink™ CD-ROM containing SmithMicro® VideoLink
and BoxTop iVisit™ software. VideoLink provides videomail,
real-time video over the Internet (H.323) and dial-up network
(H.324), and still image capture; and iVisit provides multi-user
video chat. The Zoom/Video Cam is compatible with Microsoft®
NetMeeting, Intel® Video Phone, White Pine CU-SeeMe®,
and other H.323 and H.324 compatible software.
Zoom/Video Cam provides the end-user with hardware and software
for a wide range of video applications on Windows 95 systems,"
said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"When bought with a Zoom/Video Ready internal faxmodem,
it's an easily installed single-slot video solution for connecting
users over the Internet or point-to-point. Our camera makes
an ideal gift. It will be widely available at major retailers
such as Computer City, CDW, MicroWarehouse, PC Connection;
and through distributors including Ingram and Tech Data in
North America, and internationally through Northamber, Actebis,
Frank & Walter and others." Zoom/Video Ready faxmodems
are available now in the U.S. and Canada, Australia, Belgium,
Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
Cam uses an advanced CMOS array to provide high-resolution
color images for live action video and fast point-and-click
image capture. Real-time video can be used for videoconferencing,
home security, quality control, and remote problem solving.
Image capture can be used for graphic design, Web site development,
desktop publishing, and to enhance manufacturing and engineering
The palm-sized Zoom/Video Cam is only
about 1-7/8 inches deep by 3-1/4 inches wide by 2-1/2 inches
high. Its ergonomic design is at home on a monitor, desk,
or other flat surface. The weighted base provides excellent
stability, and it can also be used with a standard camera
The Zoom/Video Cam has a high-quality f1.9
multi-element anti-reflection coated lens. Focus is adjustable
from 2 inches to infinity and the field of view is a wide
50°, enabling users to photograph or show fine detail,
an entire room, or a landscape. The Zoom/Video Cam automatically
adjusts for exposure, gain, black level calibration, and fluorescent
light "flicker" to assure excellent performance
over a wide range of lighting conditions. Frame rate is software-selectable
for up to 15 frames per second.
The Zoom/Video Cam
has U.S. and worldwide regulatory approvals including FCC
Part 15B, UL Listing, and CE Approval. It has an estimated
retail price of $129. Customers with a Zoom/Video Ready faxmodem
do not require the included capture card and can receive a
$20 rebate by returning the unused capture card to Zoom.
For more information about the Zoom/Video Cam 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 faxmodems,
ISDN products, and other 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