SOURCE: Zoom Technologies, Inc.

March 31, 2005 08:30 ET

Zoom Begins Shipping ADSL 2/2+ Modem With Built-In Wireless-G Router, 4-Port Switch, and Firewall

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 31, 2005 -- Zoom Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) today announced its first shipments of the ADSL X6, the first Zoom ADSL modem to include ADSL 2/2+ and the first to include Wireless-G capability. The built-in Wireless-G router easily networks with computers and other devices incorporating the 802.11g and 802.11b wireless standards. The built-in 4-port switch makes it easy to plug in computers or other Ethernet devices, and an advanced firewall protects the X6 and connected devices from hacker attacks.

The X6 (Model 5590) works with all popular ADSL services, including ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+. ADSL 2/2+ increases the modem's maximum data rate to 24 megabits per second, provides an ADSL connection over longer phone lines, and provides other features including improved power management and improved diagnostics.

Computers, gaming devices, and other wireless clients can access the X6 using either 802.11g or 802.11b. Unlike most wireless routers, the X6 has Prism Nitro™ to increase throughput up to 50 percent in 802.11 g-only networks, and up to three times in networks with both 802.11g and 802.11b devices. Wireless security includes both Wired Equivalency Protection (WEP) and the newer, more powerful Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

The X6's built-in four-port Ethernet switch makes it easy to plug in computers, game stations, switches, hubs, and HomePlug devices.

The router built into the Model X6 provides shared Internet access for up to 253 concurrent users. An integrated firewall provides security from Internet hackers with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), Packet Filtering, and Port Scan Detection and Prevention.

Remote management is provided to network administrators through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

"We're pleased to be shipping one of the most advanced ADSL gateways in the industry," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "The X6 is an outstanding value, and we are seeing strong demand by our customers. This is the first of both a new generation of wireless and a new generation of ADSL2/2+ products from Zoom."

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About Zoom Technologies

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs, produces, and supports ADSL modems and gateways, Voice over IP Gateways, cable modems, dial-up modems, Bluetooth products, and other communications products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see

This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to wireless and ADSL 2/2+ product plans, and customer demand for wireless and ADSL 2/2+ products. 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.

Contact Information

  • For additional information contact:
    Doug Fraim
    PerkettPR for Zoom