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Zoom Telephonics Begins Shipping Hayes Products Through National Distributors

Boston, MA, July 15, 1999 -- Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) – Zoom Telephonics has begun shipping the popular Hayes ACCURA brand 56K modem products through leading national distributors. Distributors for the Hayes modem line include Gates/Arrow, Ingram Micro, Merisel, and Tech Data.

In the USA, Zoom Telephonics intends to focus the Hayes brand on the Value Added Reseller (VAR) channel with special marketing programs, technical support, and sales support dedicated to VARs. Hayes brand products produced by Zoom Telephonics have the same appearance and functionality as the high quality products shipped when Hayes was an independent company operating from Norcross, Georgia. In addition, the Hayes product firmware has been updated with the latest V.90 modem code.

Hayes OPTIMA brand products, which provide advanced features such as synchronous and auto synchronous capability, advanced security, and remote modem configuration, will begin shipping to Hayes distributors in the USA later this month.

"With the advanced feature set of the Hayes brand products, they are ideally suited for the VAR channel," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our marketing focus for Hayes products is dedicated to the VAR channel and the corporate, government and institutional markets the VARS service. We believe this strategy will give the VARs a superior product with margins appropriate to their high level of customer support."

Zoom has developed a VARplus program, which includes volume incentive rebates, flexible marketing support and high priority access to technical support for registered VARs. Details of the VARplus program are provided on the new Hayes Web site at http://www.hayesmicro.com.

Zoom Telephonics recently acquired most of the analog modem assets of the Hayes Corporation, including trademark and product rights to the Hayes, ACCURA and OPTIMA brands.

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces, and markets faxmodems, wireless LAN products, Home Phoneline Networking devices, ISDN products and other product that link people and their personal computers through the worlds 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.

For additional information please contact Investor Relations, Zoom Telephonics, 207 South Street, Boston, MA 02111, telephone (617)423-1072, fax (617)338-5015, e-mail address investor@zoomtel.com. Zoom's World Wide Web site is www.zoomtel.com.

Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions. Actual results may be materially different than those expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including those set forth below. Acquisitions involve numerous risks, including difficulties in the assimilation of operations and products of acquired businesses, the ability to manage geographically remote units, and the potential loss of key employees of the acquired companies. In addition, the technologies and businesses being acquired by Zoom are subject to the significant risks and uncertainties generally applicable to modem and data communications products, including rapid technological change and intense competition, uncertainty of new product development, uncertainty of component availability, early stage of development of certain data communications markets, uncertainty of market growth, as well as other risks set forth in Zoom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zoom cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Zoom expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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