Aliso Viejo, CA - The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the Internet market, today announced Audiovox Communications Corporation (ACC) will bundle Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile 2000 software with the Audiovox Data Accessories Kit for their new cellular phones to enable cell phone users to make wireless PC connections to the Internet. ACC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (Nasdaq: VOXX).
"The inclusion of QuickLink Mobile 2000 in the Audiovox Data Accessory Kit will substantially simplify wireless PC Internet access for Audiovox cell phone consumers throughout the world," said Philip Christopher, President of Audiovox Communications Corporation. "QuickLink Mobile 2000 will provide a reliable mobile solution for Audiovox customers and also reduce ACC support costs."
QuickLink Mobile 2000 includes an easy-to-use wizard program to assist users when installing their cell phone as a device on their PC. QuickLink Mobile 2000 then functions as a "mobile dashboard", displaying critical cell phone metrics such as the signal strength all in one easy-to-monitor PC display, as well as allowing the cell phone user to control the graphic content being downloaded to maximize the throughput of the wireless connection. QuickLink Mobile 2000 also enables the wireless management of email by allowing the user to see the quantity and size of new messages.
"QuickLink Mobile 2000 is extending mobile office functionality for cell phone users by striving to deliver easy, reliable, wireless Internet connectivity to cell phone users across the globe," commented William W. Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer of Smith Micro Software. "We are pleased by the decision of a leader like Audiovox to bundle our software with their products. This highlights our strong OEM partnering capability and represents a significant milestone for Smith Micro Software."
Audiovox Communications Corp. (ACC), a subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (Nasdaq: VOXX), is one of the leading suppliers of wireless products with over fifteen years experience in the wireless industry. ACC markets its products under the brand "Audiovox" or private labels for its customer base. Audiovox's extensive distribution network and long-standing industry relationships have allowed it to benefit from growing market opportunities in the wireless industry and to exploit niches in the consumer electronics business. During the third quarter of 1999, Audiovox became the third largest seller of wireless products and the second largest seller of CDMA handsets in North America. ACC has operations and sales offices in 10 countries and through its customer base, markets and distributes product in 42 countries on six continents.
Audiovox sells wireless handsets and accessories through Bell Operating Companies; domestic and international wireless carriers and their agents; and independent distributors and retailers. Additional information about Audiovox cellular products is available from Audiovox Communications Corporation, 555 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY, 11788 or their web site at: http://www.audiovox.com.
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Smith Micro Software, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of eCommerce and communication software products and services. The company designs integrated, cross-platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable eCommerce, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony.
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