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    China's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) Awards Zypcom Top Modem Rating

    Union City, California, -- Zypcom, Inc. announces that several of its V.34 (33600bps) modems were awarded the top rating by China's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications which is now called the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) conducted an exhaustive analysis of analog modems from over 40 manufacturers world wide for certification and recommendation on China's Public Data Communication Network. The Ministry then publishes the results of the study for distribution to all Postal Management buying offices in each province, district and city.

    The Ministry rated Zypcom's modems Z34-SX and Z34-RX number one in their networked managed category. Also the Zypcom V.90/V.34 standalone modem Z34-SC was rated number one in the non-network managed category.

    "We are very excited and proud that our V.34 modems have been acknowledged by the MPT's tests, to show superior throughput, signal-to-noise performance and features" said Karl Zorzi, President of Zypcom. "You know your efforts to provide high performance modems for industrial modem users are paying off when you out perform competitors like Hayes, 3-Com/USR, Paradyne, Motorola and Multi-Tech."

    About the Z34-SX and Z34-RX

    The Z34-SX standalone modem and the Z34-RX rackmount dual modem card are part of Zypcom's Advanced Network Modem family. These modems are network manageable using SNMP management software and contain all the features expected in a high-end commercial quality modem. Features like V.34bis, V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.23, V.22, V.21, 212A and 103 for data transfers. Error correction and data compression support covers MNP Classes 2-5, as well as V.42 and V.42bis. Facsimile support includes Group III, V.17, V.29 and V.27ter. Autodialers include Hayes AT, V.25bis, front panel and Bell 801 ACU (RS366). Operation is on dial-up, 2-/4-wire leased lines with auto-dial back-up and restoral. These modems are designed for 24X7 data networks that require equipment which can be monitored, diagnosed, managed, upgraded and configured remotely.

    About the Z34-SC

    The Z34-SC targets buyers who need an upgradeable data/fax/voice/video communications platform for their personal computers. The Z34-SC modem is ideal for buyers who need a low cost, easy-to-install 33.6K/56Kbps* dial-up modem that is the complete communications solution. In addition to the new ITU-T V.90 standard for 56000bps* operation and the older USRx2 56000bps operation, the Z34-SC offers compatibility with all applicable ITU-T and Bell lower speed standards for data transmission, including V.34bis, V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.23, V.22, V.21, 212A and 103. Error correction and data compression support covers MNP Classes 2-5, as well as V.42 and V.42bis. Facsimile support includes Group III, V.17, V.29 and V.27ter. The Z34-SC supports the IS-101 (AT+V) voice command set, offering features such as answer machine, voice mail and full duplex speakerphone. The Z34-SC has a built-in microphone and speaker, eliminating the need to purchase additional equipment for voice operation. The Z34-SC is also compatible with the V.80 standard, for videophone operation over analog dialup networks.

    More on Zypcom

    Zypcom was founded in 1991 to develop, manufacture and market hardware and software for wide-area-network data communications applications. In 1991, Zypcom purchased Racal-Vadic product lines from Racal-Datacom and has since developed a wide range of high-performance products. The company offers 4-, 8-, 12- and 16-channel asynchronous statistical multiplexers; standalone, rackmount and internal ISA analog modems; modem accessories; SNMP network management and communications software. Zypcom markets products worldwide through distributors, OEMs and systems integrators.

    For more information, contact Zypcom Inc., 29400 Kohoutek Way, Suite 170, Union City, CA 94587-1212. TEL: (510) 324-2501, FAX: (510) 324-2414.

    * Capable of 56Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speeds to 53Kbps and actual speeds may vary.

    Z34-SC and Z34-PC are trademarks of Zypcom Inc. MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories. All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


29400 Kohoutek Way, Suite 170
Union City, CA 94587-1212
Tel: 510-324-2501 Fax: 510-324-2414