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Smith Micro's VideoLink Software Bundled with New Panasonic Notebook Computer in Japan

Dec 17, 1998
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is Now Bundling Smith Micro's Video Conferencing Software With its New Computers

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today announced that Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. ("MEI"), (NYSE: MC) has started bundling Smith Micro's VideoLinkTM software with Panasonic Let's note comm/C33 computers. This advanced portable solution includes a video camera integrated into the hardware and a Japanese-language version of Smith Micro's video conferencing software. VideoLink provides for high-quality video and audio communication over the Internet, intranets, common telephone lines, and high-speed digital wiring ("ISDN") lines.

Panasonic Let's note comm/C33 PC users will be able to record and save high-resolution video images and audio messages, communicate visually in video conferencing settings and with other PC users over the Internet and the many corporate/government agency intranets.

"MEI's integration of a video camera in the Let's note comm/C33 PC product line validates our belief that video is fast becoming a part of everyday PC communications," said William W. Smith, Jr., President of Smith Micro. "Our company is pleased to have been selected to supply video conferencing software to MEI, and we believe VideoLink's performance and superb image quality is a great compliment to the Let's note comm/C33 PC. We also credit the excellent sales and service support of Marubun Corporation, our Japanese distributor for securing this new business."

Supporting ITU H.323 and H.324 video conferencing standards, VideoLink is a video conferencing product that utilizes advanced compression techniques to provide video conferencing at upwards of 15 frames per second over ordinary phone lines. VideoLink is also available in French, Italian, German, Spanish and both U.K. and U.S. English.

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.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) is one of the world's leading producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business and industrial use, which it markets around the world under the "Panasonic," "National," "Technics" and "Quasar" brand names. Matsushita's shares are listed outside Japan on the Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, New York, Pacific and Paris stock exchanges.

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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