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Smith Micro Software Launches StuffIt Deluxe 2010 For Windows Featuring New File Transfer Service

Nov 09, 2009
StuffIt Makes it Easy for Anyone to Compress, Secure and Store Photos, Music, Documents, PowerPoints and Share them via a New Cloud-Based File Transfer Service

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of StuffIt Deluxe® 2010 for Windows. The new release includes StuffIt® Connect, a new cloud-based file transfer service that lets users share large files without the hassle of email attachments or FTP. StuffIt continues to provide best-in-class compression technology, and includes Smith Micro's industry leading patented compression methods designed to provide pixel-perfect compression of image files, audio files, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents.

StuffIt works with virtually all files and compression formats, such as Zip, to satisfy all users' personal and professional needs, and to ensure that all their photos, music, videos, PowerPoint presentations and other large files are shared or stored securely.

StuffIt Deluxe 2010 eliminates the constraints of email attachments by automatically redirecting large files to the new StuffIt Connect web service. Recipients receive invitations via email that contain a link to the hosted file, which lets them download shared files quickly and easily. Users can access and create invitations to share content from any Internet-connected device, such as web-enabled phones. StuffIt Connect protects files with powerful 512bit RC4 encryption technology and offers users the ability to further protect download links with password access to ensure files can only be opened by the intended recipient.

Mobile professionals spend a significant amount of time traveling for work and perform much of their job function outside the secure zone of the office network on mobile devices such as a Netbook, laptop, or Smartphone device. With StuffIt Connect mobile professionals can access critical information such as presentations and supporting documents on the road with any web-enabled device. The user simply creates an invitation from their mobile device, which allows their customers or colleagues to receive the invitation and download any file in real-time.

"One of the key features of StuffIt Connect is that once a file, or collection of files, has been posted to the service, the user can access and create invitations to share that content from any Internet-connected device, including their Smartphone," said Matthew Covington, Senior Director, Product Management for Smith Micro Software. "We definitely see a tremendous growth opportunity in this area for many media-heavy verticals including photography, advertising, music, and graphic design. StuffIt Connect adds value to anyone who regularly shares files such as music, images, video and large presentations. StuffIt Connect acts like a personal assistant, running seamlessly in the background to make real-time decisions about compression, encryption, and storage."

StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows Features and Benefits:

  • NEW - StuffIt Connect - New file transfer service that offers a fast, easy and secure way to share and store up to 2GB of files
  • NEW - StuffIt SmartSend - Ability to easily send large files via email. Users simply select the files and choose "Create and Mail" from the Windows Contextual menu. Small files are automatically compressed and attached to a new email message, while larger items are automatically uploaded to a secure website via StuffIt Connect
  • NEW - Improved Image Compression -Offers improved pixel-perfect compression of PNG, TIFF and other 24 bit image formats
  • NEW - Improved Audio Compression -Includes optimized compression of WAV audio files

Pricing and Availability:

The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows is $49.99. Registered users of any previous version of StuffIt Deluxe or StuffIt Standard for Windows can upgrade to the full StuffIt Deluxe 2009 for Windows for just $19.99. One year subscription to StuffIt Connect is included with the purchase of StuffIt Deluxe. Further subscription time is available for an additional fee.

StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows is available direct from the Smith Micro web store at http://www.smithmicro.com/stuffit/windows and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

To learn about Smith Micro's complete line of products, visit www.smithmicro.com.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks.

The Company's Productivity and Graphics Group provides software solutions for people who want their computing experience to be more secure, organized and creative. Smith Micro Software's complete lines of products are available through its sales groups, and direct from its websites, retail distributors and value-added resellers. Smith Micro Software's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

Smith Micro and 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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