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    Zypcom's New Low cost V.34 Modems

    • Supports V.34, V.32bis, V.32 and V.22bis standards for data and V.17 and V.29 for fax
    • Uses V.34+ technology to boost uncompressed line rate to 33.6Kbps
    • Accesses flash memory to download new features
    • Provides V.42 and V.42bis error control and data compression for higher error-free throughput
    • Supports AT and fax Class 1 autodialing
    • Windows 3.1/95 data/fax communications software

    Union City, California, -- Zypcom, Inc. announces two new low cost V.34 high-speed modems: the external Z34-SL and the internal (ISA bus) Z34-PL card. These modems offer a complete data/fax communications solution for the personal computer. Both modems transfer data as fast as 115.2Kbps with compression and as fast as 33.6Kbps without. Fax is also standard in these modems. With the flash EPROM-based design, updates or enhancements are a matter of a simple download of new modem operating software. Zypcom's internet class "L-Series " modems are designed for modem users worldwide who require a low cost, reliable modem which can be used across MS-DOS- and Windows-based PCs and Apple Macintosh systems.

    The Z34-SL and Z34-PL target buyers who need an upgradeable data/fax communications solution for their personal computers. 33.6Kbps and faster data transfer speeds with simple upgradeability. The L-Series modems are ideal for buyers who need a low cost, easy-to-install 33.6Kbps dial-up modem for reliable internet access.

    Both the Z34-SL and Z34-PL offer compatibility with all applicable ITU-T and Bell standards, including V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.23, V.22, V.21, 212A and 103 for data transfers. Both modems also include compatibility V.34+ modulation scheme for uncompressed 33,600 bps operation. Error correction and data compression support cover MNP Classes 2-5, as well as V.42 and V.42bis. Facsimile support includes Group III, V.17, V.29 and V.27ter. And from a software interface point of view, the modems support Hayes-AT-compatible autodialer commands and EIA-578 Class 1 for fax software compatibility.

    The Z34-SL and Z34-PL support fixed-speed and autobaud data transfers at speeds ranging from 300 bps to 115.2Kbps. Line rates range from 300 bps to 33.6Kbps and offer autorate fallback/fall-forward capabilities. With V.42bis data compression for 4-to-1 throughput gains, effective throughput speeds can reach 115.2Kbps. Both modems come with Windows 3.1/95 communications software for data and fax.

    The Z34-SL and Z34-PL are available now. The Z34-SL sells for $179. Fax and communications software is included. The Z34-PL sells for $149. Fax and communications software is included. New versions of Z34-SL and Z34-PL modem control software with all improvements and enhancements will be FREE. Registered users can download new versions of modem software in minutes from Zypcom's web site

    Zypcom, Inc 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.

    Z34-SL and Z34-PL 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