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    Zypcom Upgrades C-Series Modem Family to New ITU-T V.90 Standard for 56000bps Operation

    • Supports V.90 56Kbps* technology for faster downloads from any standards-compliant 56Kbps modem
    • Supports USRx2 56K* technology for greater compatibility
    • Supports V.34bis, V.34, V.32bis, V.32 and V.22bis standards for data and V.17 and V.29 for fax
    • 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
    • Voice features include answer machine, voice mail and full duplex speakerphone
    • Supports V.80 for videophone operation compatible with H.324 software
    • Windows 3.1/95 communications software for data, fax and voice

    Union City, California, -- Zypcom, Inc. announces V.90 56Kbps compatibility for their high-speed modems: the external Z34-SC and the internal (ISA bus) Z34-PC card. These modems offer a complete communications solution for the personal computer. Both 56K modems transfer data as fast as 115.2Kbps with compression and as fast as 56Kbps without. Fax, voice and video compatibility are also standard in these modems. With the flash EPROM-based design, an update or enhancement is a simple download of new modem operating software. In August, 1998, all Z34-SC and Z34-PC modems will ship with V.90 compatibility. Most of the installed base of USRx2 compatible Z34-SCs and Z34-PCs may be flash-upgraded to V.90 compliance via a download from our web site, or returned to the factory for upgrade. Zypcom's internet class "C-Series " modems are designed for modem users worldwide and can be used across MS-DOS- and Windows-based PCs and Apple Macintosh systems.

    The Z34-SC and Z34-PC target buyers who need an upgradeable data/fax/voice/video communications platform for their personal computers. The C-Series modems are ideal for buyers who need a low cost, easy-to-install 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, both modems offer compatibility with all applicable ITU-T and Bell standards, including 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. 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-SC and Z34-PC support fixed-speed and autobaud data transfers at speeds ranging from 300 bps to 115.2Kbps. Line rates range from 300 bps to 56Kbps and offer autorate fallback/fall-forward capabilities. With V.42bis data compression, effective throughput speeds can reach 115.2Kbps. The Z34-SC and Z34-PC support 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. Both modems are compatible with the V.80 standard, for videophone operation over analog dialup networks.

    "After so much talk about the battle between K56Flex and x2 and interoperability issues, it is great to have a unifying standard at last," said Scott Porter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Zypcom. "The V.90 standard should help stimulate the demand for fast internet access modems, now that consumers feel their investment is protected, with 56K a standardized reality rather than a passing fad."

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    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