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Smith Micro Software Launches New StuffIt Deluxe With Breakthrough Compression of MP3 Files, PDFs and High Quality Images

Oct 10, 2007
StuffIt Deluxe 12 for Mac Features New Advances in Compression for Graphics and Popular Office Document Files

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Consumer and Compression Group today announced the launch of StuffIt Deluxe® 12.0, the latest update of its award winning Mac compression and file management utility. Building on its heritage of developing state-of-the-art file compression technology, Smith Micro's new version of StuffIt includes an advanced new compression engine that makes the StuffIt X file format more efficient than ever when compressing MP3 files, high quality images, and most popular office document file types.

With audio files consuming more and more storage space, the new version of StuffIt helps to solve the storage crunch by supporting the ability to shrink a wide range of multi-media file types, including MP3 audio files, without any reduction in audio quality. StuffIt Deluxe 12.0 now offers a highly efficient 24-bit image compression engine that compresses full quality images such as TIFF files, and is designed to compress Bitmap and PNG formates without reducing image quality. The expanded images become pixel perfect replicas of the original file.

StuffIt's new compression engine also includes optimised compression of popular office document file types, including the new formats created by Office 2007 and Apple's iWork office suite. Within the iWork office suite, StuffIt Deluxe's compression engine can compress any image or sound clip embedded within a Pages, Numbers, or KeyNote document.

In addition to compressing a wide range of file formats for data archiving, StuffIt Deluxe allows users to schedule automatic file backups that are burned to CDs and DVDs directly from the StuffIt Archive Manager application. With StuffIt's new built-in compression, backups require fewer disks and the software even re-compresses Zip archives that are encountered during a backup.

"The introduction of so many new compression features makes this release one of the most important upgrades in the long history of StuffIt," said Matthew Covington, Director of Compression Solutions, Smith Micro Software. "Building on the success of our unique JPEG compression technology, the improvements made when compressing MP3, advanced graphic and popular office document files firmly cement StuffIt as the best compression solution available on any platform."

Whether sending or receiving files, photos, or other information from a PC or a Mac, StuffIt Deluxe 12.0 provides a complete solution for accessing, organising and archiving data. New features include enhanced file management capabilities for quality compression and expansion, faster and easier data transfers, automatic file security and backups and seamless integration.

StuffIt Deluxe 12.0 Key Features:

  • NEW! Compress MP3
  • NEW! Compress PDF, TIFF, PNG, GIF ,BMP
  • NEW! Optimized PDF compressors
  • NEW! Patented 24-bit image compression
  • NEW Re-compress Zip archives
  • NEW! Ability to view thumbnails of archived images
  • Ability to compress JPEG photos up to 30%
  • StuffIt 12.0 is fully compatible with Windows archives
  • Ability to create self-extracting archives
  • Expand files with a single keystroke
  • Ability to create StuffIt, Zip and TAR archives
  • Allows users to browse archives without expanding
  • Allows users to add, delete, and change files in archives
  • Includes search feature that allows archives by name, date and more
  • Gives users the ability to burn archives to multiple CDs and DVDs
  • StuffIt 12.0 saves searches with StuffIt Collections
  • Ability to expand over 20 compression formats

Pricing, Availability and Requirements
The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 12.0 is $79.99. The application is available at the Smith Micro web store or at http://www.stuffit.com/mac/deluxe, popular retailers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

Registered users of any version of StuffIt Deluxe or StuffIt Standard Edition can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 12.0 for just $29.99. This upgrade offer is good until April 30, 2008. To upgrade, please visit: www.stuffit.com

System Requirements
Mac OS 10.4 or higher

To learn more about StuffIt and our complete line of software, visit: www.stuffit.com or www.smithmicro.com.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from our websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

Safe Harbor Statement: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation forward-looking statements relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's ability to increase its business and the anticipated timing and financial performance of new products and potential acquisitions. 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 customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statements. Smith Micro assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, StuffIt, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Standard Edition and StuffIt Expander are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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