SOURCE: Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

October 13, 2009 10:02 ET

Zoom(r) Begins Volume Shipments of 3G Wireless-N Desk Router

AC-Powered Desktop Unit Works With a Broad Range of 3G USB Modems

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (OTCBB: ZMTP) announced today the first volume shipments of the Zoom 3G Wireless-N Desk Router, Model 4501. Almost any 3G mobile broadband modem can be plugged into the router to instantly create a WiFi® compatible Hotspot for a wide range of devices including Windows® and Macintosh® computers, the iTouch(tm) and Blackberry®, mobile phones, barcode readers, and game stations. The desktop router is AC-powered and comes with a small power cube with a built-in switching power supply.

Model 4501 has an estimated U.S. retail of $79 and represents a significant new price point for 3G wireless-N routers.

The Desktop Router provides easy sharing of a 3G connection wherever a 3G mobile broadband modem works and there's AC power -- office, home, trade show, airport, hotel, or almost anywhere. The Desktop Router connects to the Internet through a plug-in 3G USB modem, and provides Internet access for up to 253 devices simultaneously through the Router's wireless n/g/b network or a wired Ethernet connection.

Zoom's Desktop Router even lets a user's WiFi compatible devices go where 3G signal strength is low. A user can put the Travel Router and 3G modem where 3G signal strength is high, and then connect to WiFi compatible devices through the router's extended-range wireless-N capability.

Model 4501 is compatible with almost every USB mobile broadband modem ever built. A modem compatibility list is at

Zoom's Desk Router can even be used as a router for ADSL and Cable modems, with automatic broadband backup if a 3G USB modem is plugged in. The Desk Router includes both WAN and LAN Ethernet ports, so it's easily connected to a broadband modem and a computer using Ethernet cables, with wireless connection to Wi-Fi compatible devices.

For additional information about Zoom's Model 4501 Desk Router, product images, and information about other Zoom mobile broadband products, please see:

About Zoom Telephonics

Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, and supports 3G modems and routers, ADSL modems and gateways, cable modems, dial-up modems, Voice over IP adapters and gateways, Bluetooth products, and other communications products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see , or contact Terry Manning, Email:, phone: 617-753-0087.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom Telephonics plans, expectations, and intentions, including statements relating to future product introduction, sales, and support. Actual results may be materially different from expectations as a result of known and unknown risks, including delays in product introduction, risks of successful sales of 3G products, and other risks set forth in 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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