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Smith Micro Launches Vidio To Deliver High Quality Video Content To Any Mobile Device, Anytime

Oct 19, 2010
Vidio Adapts to Wireless Network Conditions for Always-On Streaming to Any Device, and Extends Cable Operators' Reach to Include iPads, iPhones and Android Phones

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the mobility market, today launched Vidio™, a carrier-grade software platform for delivering high-quality video content efficiently and reliably to consumers, regardless of their mobile device. The platform's RF-based, adaptive streaming capability empowers carriers and content owners to easily reach Apple, Android, Symbian, RIM and Windows Mobile users, and enhances the end-user experience by providing on-the-fly access to the latest online content in high-quality formats.

Vidio supports all industry-standard video file formats. Its proprietary transcoding and streaming technologies eliminate complexities for wireless providers, adapting content as it streams to suit both the requirements of a particular device as well as current network conditions. For cable providers, Vidio extends service reach beyond the TV, DVR and computer to the mobile device, enabling delivery to a variety of tablets and phones, such as Androids, iPhones, iPads and the latest tablets being introduced in the market. The solution provides a unique opportunity for service providers to deploy video in their networks without complexities.

The platform widens distribution channels for content owners through a single, high-quality asset processed for any video-capable device, including 3G- and 4G-compatible phones. This eliminates the long-standing problem faced in the multi-screen video delivery market for creating and maintaining multiple recipes for different screen formats.

"We're helping wireless carriers and cable providers easily deliver video to customers, regardless of their device, to better meet user demand and grow their businesses," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO, Smith Micro Software. "With our latest product, we overcome fragmentation in the mobile industry caused by countless technologies and devices, and solved the most significant challenge in mobile media-ensuring a high-quality video experience regardless of connection strength."

Vidio enables content-viewing on-the-fly, while just-in-time video delivery enables the user to view content quickly while minimizing bandwidth cost.

In addition, Vidio offers the following features:

  • On-demand and live content delivery
  • RF-optimized adaptive streaming
  • Scalability of up to 4500 HTTP sessions from a single server
  • Follow Me TV capabilities across mobile, web and IPTV
  • Real-time ad insertion and rotation for all mobile devices
  • Extensive analytics and reporting
  • iPad application content portal for an enhanced TV-like experience
  • Load balancing for best server utilization and optimization

In addition, to help customers with increased traffic during live events, Smith Micro offers an on-demand Capacity Overflow streaming solution managed and hosted at its datacenters. Along with Capacity Overflow, Smith Micro offers a Redundant Overflow Insurance policy in case customer's servers go offline for any number of reasons, allowing Smith Micro to pick up and maintain business continuity.

For more information on Vidio, please visit: vidio.smithmicro.com

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc. creates new possibilities by developing mobile applications and solutions to solve customer problems. Through our insight into the market, we develop new applications that put you in control of your digital lifestyle. Our portfolio of products and services spans Connectivity Management, Communications and Content Management solutions. To complete Smith Micro's solutions, the company also provides server software applications and services to help its customers manage their software investments.

More information about Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI) can be found on smithmicro.com.

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 2010, its financial prospects and other projections of its performance, the company's ability to increase its business and the anticipated timing and financial performance of its 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 the company's products from its 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.

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