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ZOOM™ Ships iMac™ Styled, Live Motion Color Camera
Bundled with Full Retail Version of Award-Winning CU-SeeMe® Software

Boston, MA, July 28, 1999 - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM), has begun shipping a USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface live-motion, full-color camera for Macintosh iMac™ and Power Macintosh™ computers with a USB port. Estimated retail price of the ZoomCam™ USB Model 1596 camera is $80. The camera's software bundle includes a full retail ($69.00) version of White Pine's award-winning CU-SeeMe™ video conferencing software.

The affordable ZoomCam USB for Macintosh computers installs in seconds, plugging into an iMac or Power Mac USB jack. Since the computer's USB port itself provides power for the ZoomCam USB, no other connections are needed.

The camera's still-image capture resolution is rated up to 704 x 576 pixels. For subjects in motion, the ZoomCam USB's software-selectable frame rate can be as high as 30 frames per second in QCIF (Quarter Common Intermediate Format) mode.

The versatile ZoomCam USB is suitable for a variety of tasks. Users can enjoy interactive videophone conversations or send video e-mail to family and friends via the Internet. The camera may also be used for videoconferencing, presentation production and Web site imaging. The ZoomCam USB can even be utilized as a security or baby monitoring camera. For flexibility in positioning and mounting, the camera's stable base features a rubber, anti-slip pad and is threaded to accommodate a standard camera tripod.

The camera's software bundle is impressive. Included is the full retail version of CU-SeeMe video conferencing software. This is the most popular video client worldwide and is used broadly by education, home, and business users. The camera is also bundled with SmithMicro® VideoLink™. Superior to ordinary e-mail, VideoLink Mail lets users put a face and voice to e-mail messages for truly memorable live-motion video communications. Microsoft NetMeeting™ and iVisit™ multi-party video conferencing software, and PaintShopPro SE image editing software are also packaged with the camera.

From tabletop closeups to boardroom group shots, the ZoomCam USB adjusts easily to capture nearly any image favored by users. The camera's superior f1.5, multi-element, anti-reflection coated lens focuses between 1.5 inches and infinity. Its 60° wide angle view can take in an entire room while automatic exposure control, brightness and contrast adjustment, backlight compensation, and fluorescent light flicker correction assure crisp, clear images under a variety of conditions. The ZoomCam USB's driver software complies with the QuickTime® standard for easy interface with most popular video applications. Still images captured by the camera may be edited easily using Adobe® software such as Photoshop® or PhotoDeluxe®. Video generated by the ZoomCam USB can be viewed on any Mac with the Apple® MoviePlayer™.

"We're pleased to add the ZoomCam USB to our line of Macintosh products," said Terry Manning, Zoom's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "We feel it's a perfect add-on for iMac and Power Mac computers and is yet another example of our continuing commitment to the Mac community."

A communications leader since 1977, Zoom designs, produces and markets faxmodems for both PC and Mac platforms, Wireless LAN products, Home Phoneline Networking devices, 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 worldwide.

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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