SOURCE: Zoom Technologies, Inc.

April 10, 2007 08:00 ET

Zoom Introduces QoS "FastLane" Feature for X6 DSL Wireless-G Gateway

Innovative Setup Makes New Feature Easy to Use

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- Zoom Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) announced today that the DSL X6 Model 5590 wireless-G gateway is now shipping with Quality of Service (QoS). The new "FastLane" feature significantly improves broadband performance for on-line gaming, phone calls over the Internet, video conferencing, and other applications. It is highly recommended for use with bandwidth-intensive applications like peer-to-peer multimedia sharing. Zoom's innovative setup makes it easy for anyone to use this powerful feature.

Zoom's QoS feature allows users to prioritize outbound data from the various devices connected to the X6 through its four Ethernet ports or wireless-G capability. Users simply choose which ports will send prioritized traffic, and what share of the available bandwidth each should get. A gaming console, VoIP phone adapter, or other device plugged into a prioritized port or wireless connection will then have a guaranteed percentage of the available upstream bandwidth.

FastLane allows applications that require immediate transmission of data to work reliably even when they are competing with bandwidth-hungry applications, including popular peer-to-peer multimedia sharing applications like BitTorrent, eMule, and Limewire.

"The QoS FastLane feature is powerful but easy to use," said Frank Manning, President of Zoom Technologies. "QoS provides guaranteed speed when you need it. For instance, it can make on-line gamers more competitive and phone calls over the Internet clearer. Zoom's DSL Install Assistant makes this advanced feature easy to setup and use."

The Zoom X6 Model 5590 will work on any ADSL service in North or South America. Its easy setup is ideal for retailers and service providers, with an auto-configuration feature that automatically configures the device with the DSL networking settings used on a phone line.

In the U.S., the Model 5590 is available through Best Buy, Comp USA, Fry's, Micro Center and many on-line retailers. A free QoS upgrade is available to current owners of the Model 5590 through the Zoom technical support Web site at:

About Zoom Technologies

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs, produces, and supports DSL 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

Contact Information

  • For additional information contact:
    Terry Manning
    Phone: 617-753-0087