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SMITH MICRO EXTENDS OEM AGREEMENT WITH BROTHER INTERNATIONAL

Jan 14, 1998
Agreement Reaffirms Brother's Commitment to Bundle Smith Micro's Software with Their Products

ALISO VIEJO, CA--Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) announced today that they have signed an agreement that extends its current OEM relationship with Brother International for an additional two years. The multi- million dollar contract secures Brother's commitment to continue to bundle a customized version of Smith Micro's QuickLink Message Center software with Brother's current multifunction products as well as future introductions.

"We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with an industry leader like Brother International," said William W. Smith, Jr. President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "The agreement reaffirms our ability to provide software solutions that integrate well into a variety of desktop communications applications. This agreement is yet another example of Smith Micro broadening its reach beyond the traditional modem OEM market."

Brother will continue to bundle Smith Micro's MultiFunction Link Pro, a customized version QuickLink Message Center. The product is a sophisticated fax and voice communications package that combines the latest in fax technologies, with the ease of Windows point-and-click operation, to provide a versatile fax application. It includes technology provided by Info Imaging called 3D FaxFile which provides 50:1 compression of fax information in order to reduce phone time. QuickLink MessageCenter also provides extensive logging and fax management capabilities and support for a number of connectivity options.

"Smith Micro's QuickLink MessageCenter is the ideal complementary software product to support the fax capabilities of our multifunction products such as the MFC 7000FC and our customers have responded very positively so far,"said Don Cummins, Director of Marketing, Fax/Multi-Function Products for Brother International Corporation. "We are, therefore, pleased to continue our relationship with Smith Micro Software."

Under the terms of the agreement , both companies agree to a two-year extension on the current relationship with a one-year exclusive guarantee. In addition, Brother and Smith Micro will work together on various joint-marketing efforts including point-of-purchase (POP) materials and user upgrade promotions.

For more information contact Bruce T. Quigley, director of corporate communications for Smith Micro Software (714) 362-2308, fax (714) 362-2300 or e-mail at bquigley@smithmicro.com. You can also visit the company's Web site at http://www.smithmicro.com. Sales inquiries can be directed to the company at (800) 964-7674.

Smith Micro is a leading developer and marketer of software products that make person-to-person communications simple. With a focus on the Internet, broadband and modem-based technologies, the company designs integrated, easy-to-use software that enables fax, data, voice and video communication to personal computer users around the world. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, the company markets its products worldwide through a network of OEMs and retail distributors. The company is publicly traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol SMSI.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors effecting the company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as, other factors detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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