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ZOOM TELEPHONICS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF MICROSOFT AT WORK ARCHITECTURE

 NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoom Telephonics (NASDAQ: ZOOMF), a leader in the personal computer faxmodem market, today announced support for Microsoft's (NASDAQ-NMS: MSFT) new At Work(tm) fax software for the Windows(tm) operating system. Powerful new built-in features in the new Microsoft At Work architecture will make it easy to use faxmodems to communicate documents and other information quickly and securely between personal computers and other computers or fax machines, accelerating demand for Zoom's faxmodem line.
 Frank Manning, Zoom's president, stated, "Windows is already an excellent environment for communicating faxes, with its simple graphical interface and multi-tasking capability. However, it currently requires someone to have third-party fax software that we typically bundle with the faxmodem. The new At Work architecture will incorporate many of the features of this software, making basic faxmodem capabilities available to all these Windows users. Even more important, Microsoft At Work will dramatically enhance the faxmodem's utility. A simple command will let you broadcast a fax to a large group of fax machines and fax-equipped personal computers, giving you an "anywhere to anywhere" messaging capability. When you're sending information to another Windows-based user, you'll see enormous benefits compared to today's communications environment."
 When Windows-based users communicate with each other, they will benefit from the powerful features built into Windows. For instance, Windows will be able to use a Zoom/Faxmodem(tm) to send letters, catalog sheets, forms, spreadsheets, and other "images" as binary data rather than as a facsimile image, dramatically reducing the transmission time and cost, and assuring absolute accuracy at much higher resolution than a fax. Financial data previously sent as fax images will be sent as spreadsheets that can be automatically integrated into financial calculations. Windows will be smart at generating and interpreting the fax header sent at the beginning of every fax, to route a fax through a local area network directly to the right recipient. Faxmodem users will be able to send a single message to both fax and e-mail recipients without doing anything special. Zoom/Faxmodem users with Windows will be able to encrypt documents, request that the recipient be authenticated before delivery, and include a digital signature that guarantees that the message contents are authentic.
 Some Zoom/Faxmodems have hardware to determine whether a call is from a fax machine, a modem, or a person. The Zoom/Faxmodem will notify Windows, which will then alert the appropriate applications software. This means that a number of different applications can be logically "attached" to the faxmodem, receiving information from it or controlling it where appropriate. This will dramatically improve the receipt of incoming fax, data, and voice calls. For Zoom/Faxmodems with caller ID software, the Windows Telephony application programs interface (API) will facilitate caller ID applications like inbound telemarketing and caller-ID-protected bulletin boards.
 Zoom Telephonics makes a broad line of internal and external faxmodems that support the new Windows features, with street prices from $49 to $299, fax speeds up to 14,400 bps, and uncompressed data speeds from 2400 bps to 14,400 bps. Some of Zoom's newer faxmodems will also include voice storage and playback for voice messaging, voice annotation, and other voice functions. Zoom also has plans for multi- line voice/fax/data boards that support the new Windows features. Zoom is working to add telephony and voice capabilities that are compatible with the recently announced Windows features as well as Windows(tm) Telephony Services.
 The Zoom/FaxModem VFPV.32bis was the Experts' Pick in Window Sources' June 1993 feature article reviewing and testing nine high-speed faxmodems, including faxmodems made by Boca Research, Cardinal, Practical Peripherals, Supra, and U.S. Robotics. Windows Sources is a leading publication for Windows-based users published by Ziff-Davis. Windows Sources said the VFPV.32bis "was the best all-around performer in our fax and data-transmission tests and, at a list price of $299, the Zoom represents an excellent value."
 For more information please contact Zoom Telephonics, 207 South St., Boston, Mass., 02111, telephone 617-423-1072.
 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Microsoft is a registered trademark and Microsoft At Work and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Zoom and Zoom/Faxmodem are trademarks of Zoom Telephonics, Inc./
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 /CONTACT: MaryAnn Veronesi of Zoom Telephonics, 617-423-1072/
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