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BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONTEST FROM SMITH MICRO SHOWS PARENTS THAT KIDS ARE 'OK' WHILE AWAY AT COLLEGE

Aug 26, 1998
Innovative VideoLink Mail Software Let Students Send Personalized Video and Audio E-mail Messages Over the Internet to Mom and Dad

ALISO VIEJO, CA - As students head off to college, parents around the country are getting ready to face the challenge of coaxing them to stay in touch.

Announcing an innovative solution to this age-old problem, Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today announced its VideoLinkTM Mail Back-To-School Contest. Families who enter the contest have a chance to win a PC camera, software and other prizes, while they learn about an easy and fun way - VideoLink Mail - to stay in touch.

With VideoLink Mail, students can create and send audio/video messages to anyone capable of receiving e-mail on a Windows-based PC. Anybody with a Windows-based computer can view the message because Smith Micro's VideoLink Mail Player is automatically embedded in every message. Students create a personal message with the touch of a button, and attach it to their everyday e-mails. With Smith Micro's advanced compression technology, a 30-second video message takes up only about 300K - and that includes the embedded player!

By combining the personal touches of sound and video with the conveniences of e-mail, VideoLink Mail gives students a hassle-free way of staying in touch regardless of their class and social schedules.

"Every parent who has students in college knows how hard it is to see how their sons and daughters are doing," said Laura Raybin, Director of Marketing for Smith Micro Software, Inc. "These days, many college students have a personal computer and now, equipped with VideoLink Mail, students have a easy and fun way to let Mom, Dad, and their friends back home know that they are doing well, and having fun."

Contest Rules

Prizes will be awarded for both video entries and written entries. Contestants must simply submit to the special contest website (www.smithmicro.com/promos/vmcontest.htm) or e-mail address vlmcontest@smithmicro.com, either:

  • a 30-second-to-one-minute video e-mail or .AVI file demonstrating why VideoLink Mail is such a great software program for students and their families or,
  • a fifty-word or more written entry stating why VideoLink Mail is such a great software program for students and their families.

The first prize entry in both the video and written categories will win a PC camera plus a suite of Smith Micro products. The second place entry in both categories wins a suite of Smith Micro products, and the third place entry wins great Smith Micro gear including shirts and hats.

The contest begins August 26, 1998 and ends October 30, 1998. All entries must be submitted by 12:00 am, Pacific Standard Time on October 30.

For more information contact Laura Raybin, Director of Marketing for Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800, fax (949) 362-2300 or e-mail at lraybin@smithmicro.com. The company's Web site address is 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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