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 it has received U.S. Patent No. 6,564,248 for a video email system. The patent relates to techniques for generating and playing encoded video, audio and text sequences that are sent as email messages over digital communications networks such as the Internet. Products in this area of technology are generally referred to as Video Email or Video Mail applications. This patent is particularly important to the wireless wide-area network (WWAN) and Wi-Fi market and other broadband networks where bandwidth is at a premium.
Smith Micro has incorporated the patented technology into its products VideoLink® Mail. The issuance of the patent will allow Smith Micro to broaden its market reach through strategic partners utilizing the patented technology.
"The recent growth in wireless-based high-speed communications arena such as WWAN and Wi-Fi as well as the renewed interest in video communications provide opportunities to actively license this video email technology to a vast number of hardware and software providers," said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. "With this patent and its other patent filings, Smith Micro continues to strengthen its position as an innovator of video technology. And, the patent award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office further demonstrates that the technology Smith Micro develops is unique and patentable," Mr. Smith concludes.
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to increase its business in the Video Conferencing segments. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed 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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