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Smith Micro Software Launches StuffIt Deluxe 12 for Windows

Mar 12, 2008
StuffIt Deluxe 12 for Windows Provides Advanced Compression Technology for Multimedia Content Including High Resolution Images and PowerPoint Documents

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced the launch of StuffIt Deluxe® 12, its award winning archive and compression software for Microsoft Windows. StuffIt Deluxe 12 includes a breakthrough in image compression technology that enables full quality images such as TIFFs, Photoshop documents and Bitmaps to be compressed by as much as 70 percent without reducing image quality. StuffIt also provides improved compression of Microsoft Office documents including PowerPoint, PDF documents and MP3 audio files.

"Unlike competing solutions, StuffIt seamlessly integrates a wide variety of specialized compression technologies to ensure that data is always compressed and optimized using the best available method," said Matthew Covington, Director of Compression Solutions for Smith Micro Software. "Existing compression methods such as Zip use a single compression method regardless of the type of data. These compression methods limit archive compression size, flexibility and value. In addition, StuffIt's support for lossless compression of high resolution JPEG images and Microsoft Office 2007 documents, such as large PowerPoint files, makes it the most effective compression solution for anyone looking to archive, back up or transmit rich media content."

StuffIt 12 improves on its Microsoft Office plug-ins so Windows users can access more of StuffIt directly from within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, including the ability to upload newly-created archives to an FTP server or to burn them to the user's choice of media. StuffIt 12 also provides plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. Users can open files from or save them to compressed archives and optionally burn them to a disk or upload to an FTP server.

StuffIt Deluxe also features workflow management Wizards that empower users to perform file transfer and backup tasks more quickly and efficiently. StuffIt's Wizard-driven interface allows users to compress and upload via FTP or e-mail, to schedule backups, and burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray optical disks and to store backups spanning multiple disks.

Combined with StuffIt's ability to archive only those files tagged by the file system as "ready to archive," StuffIt can be deployed as an effective backup solution for important documents and projects. The ability to backup selected archives directly to an FTP server over the Internet makes it an ideal solution for mobile workers who spend large amounts of time away from an office-based backup solution.

StuffIt Deluxe 12 Key Features and Benefits:

  • NEW - Compresses MP3 audio files an average of 10% - much better than Zip
  • NEW - Optimized PDF compression for maximum space savings
  • NEW - Optimized compression of 24bit image files (Photoshop, TIFF, PNG, BMP)
  • NEW - Supports multiple FTP servers. Stores profiles of different servers for quick access
  • NEW - Disc burning now supports Blu-ray/HD-DVD media
  • NEW- Includes Adobe Photoshop Plug-in. Open documents from or save them to compressed archives.
  • NEW - Ability to compress and burn to disk from within Microsoft Office
  • Features optimized compression for Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML document format
  • Re-compress Zip archives into StuffIt X archives for additional space savings
  • Compress JPEG photos up to 30%
  • Create self-extracting archives
  • Create StuffIt, Zip and TAR archives
  • Browse archives. Examine the contents without expanding
  • Add, delete, and change files in archives
  • Search and archive by name, date and more
  • Burn archives to multiple CDs and DVDs
  • Expands over 20 compression formats

Pricing, Availability and Requirements

The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 12 is $49.99. The application is available at the Smith Micro web store or at http://www.stuffit.com/win/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 for just $19.99. To upgrade, please visit: http://my.smithmicro.com/win/stuffitdeluxe/upgrade.html.

System Requirements

Windows® Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

To learn more about StuffIt and our complete line of software, visit: www.stuffit.com or http://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 net revenues guidance for fiscal 2008, our financial prospects and other projections of our performance, the company's ability to increase its business and the anticipated timing and financial performance of our new products and potential acquisitions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are changes in demand for our products from our customers and their end-users, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, 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 expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this release, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, StuffIt, StuffIt Expander, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Standard Edition, 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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