ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today announced that it commenced shipping Internet CommSuiteTM, its new all-in-one Internet communications software product, for distribution into retail stores across the country on September 30, 1998. Internet CommSuite is the first in a series of new Smith Micro products designed for high-speed Internet connectivity that will move the company beyond the analog world of point-to-point software into broadband technologies, such as cable and xDSL, optimizing Internet Protocol ("IP") communications.
"Early in 1998, we determined that the company's future growth could no longer rely upon our analog modem software products," stated William Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. "The Internet CommSuite release is the first result of our strategic decision to become a company that designs and markets Internet and intranet communications software for a variety of avenues of high-speed transmissions that are now being developed by your local phone company, your long-distance carrier, your cellular provider, and your cable company."
"Our first new product is a powerful IP network communications suite designed for anyone communicating with others over the Internet," Smith said. "Internet CommSuite has been designed to simplify the Internet for the average user and lets you talk to friends and family over the Internet, send faxes without paying long-distance phone charges, add voice to e-mails and on-line chat sessions, and much more using only the capabilities of a multimedia PC. And, if you add a desktop PC Camera, Internet CommSuite takes you to the next level by adding the emotion and personality of live, face-to-face communications to your Internet activities."
Unlike Smith Micro's analog modem-specific products developed in the past, Internet CommSuite is completely independent of the type of hardware used to connect the PC to the Internet. Therefore, this product is not only directed at modem manufacturers and the millions of modem users that are currently connected to the Internet, but to manufacturers of the up-and-coming high-bandwidth solutions such as cable modem manufacturers, cable service providers, xDSL modem manufacturers, xDSL service providers and Internet service providers ("ISPs"). Anyone using the Internet to communicate, or anyone creating products designed to help connect users to the Internet, is an ideal target for Internet CommSuite.
"We will announce a number of new agreements and relationships for the use of Internet CommSuite in the days and weeks ahead," Smith stated.
For more information, contact Smith Micro at 949/362-5800 or visit www.smithmicro.com.
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.
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