New Internet Service Offers Mass Market Internet Communication For Apple® Computer Users
MACWORLD, New York City - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI),a worldwide manufacturer of communication software today announced the introduction of the Mac® client software for conexs.comTM, its mass market Internet communications service that offers real-time Internet chat and phone capabilities.
When the conexs.com software application is installed on a computer, users can register with the conexs.com Internet service. conexs.com has established a way to link Internet users together, enabling everyone to be a part of a new generation of Internet communication, and making conexs.com part of a new wave of Internet communication services for the mass market of Internet users. As an Internet communication service, conexs.com brings live conversation to your computer via the Internet, and is a cost-efficient alternative to the telephone.
Users register with conexs.com with their e-mail addresses, and can create a private "phone book" of conexs.com users authorized to contact them via conexs.com much like a "friends and family plan" of people who are in your conexs.com circle.
"We are very happy to announce the development of one of the first advanced telephony software solutions for Mac users. In addition to our FAXstf product line, the Mac client version of conexs.com creates a comprehensive Internet communications solution for the Mac," said William W. Smith Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro. "With conexs.com, Apple computer-based Internet users can make audio calls anywhere in the world with the convenience and cost-efficiency of the Internet."
"Apple is pleased that Smith Micro has developed a cutting-edge Internet application for iMacTM, Macintosh PowerBook G3 and PowerMac G3 users," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Macintosh users can look forward to even more great Mac communications software products, like conexs.com, from Smith Micro's STF Mac Division."
"The development efforts of Smith Micro's new STF Mac Division has produced our first new product-Mac client for conexs.com," said W. Rick Wyand, General Manager of Smith Micro's STF Mac Division. "This product makes Smith Micro's Internet telephony experience available to a new audience of Apple Computer users, and we believe Smith Micro's STF Mac Division will develop even more great Mac products, like conexs.com Mac client in the future."
* Offers real-time communication via the Internet
* Links Internet users together for real-time Internet communication
* Creates a cost-efficient alternative to the telephone
* Provides worldwide phone Internet communication capabilities
* Lets users choose a private circle of friends for your own private "phone book"
Placing a real-time call on conexs.com is easy. Users simply enter the e-mail address of the intended party in the call initiator pop-up box, press the call button, and the call is sent to the server where it is processed-much like a regular phone call.
The phone component simulates that of a traditional phone. When a call is placed, an incoming ring is sounded like a regular telephone. When the receiving party answers, the two parties are immediately connected for a live voice conversation. Since the call is made over the Internet, the call itself is free whether it is local or long distance. conexs.com also offers a text chat feature to establish live text chat sessions. Users have the ability to switch from live text chat to a live voice call effortlessly.
Looking ahead, future offerings of conexs.com may include video conferencing, a fax service featuring high-resolution faxing, and call forwarding offering online voice mail and video mail. Later this year, Mac users will be able to download a free copy of the pre-release version of Mac client conexs.com by visiting the conexs.com website at www.conexs.com.
About Smith Micro
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Smith Micro is a leading developer and marketer of software products that make 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. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock 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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