CASIO G'zOne COMMANDO™ Enables Simple, Instant Communication through Smith Micro Software's State-of-the-Art Push-to-Talk Solution
ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced its industry-leading technology is being used by NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd., to power Push-to-Talk for their first rugged Android phone, the G'zOne COMMANDO™. The Smith Micro Push-to-Talk (PTT) client offers superior performance, sound quality and reliability for G'zOne COMMANDO end users. For Verizon, the Tier 1 mobile service operator carrying the device, this can translate into greater customer satisfaction with the service and fewer support calls.
"As we began deployments of our first G'zOne Android phone, we encountered an increasing demand for sophisticated PTT technology to be embedded on the device," said Katsumi Muroi, General Manager of the Software Product Development Division at NEC CASIO Mobile Communications. "Smith Micro Software's reliable PTT solution will help us swiftly provide an improved experience for our end users. As a result of integrating Smith Micro's technology into the device, we are able to address additional markets as well as reinforce our position of delivering superior solutions in the mobile device arena."
The Smith Micro PTT service is seamlessly integrated into the G'zOne COMMANDO for maximum performance and reliability, and uses a mobile Internet connection to send and receive one-click style calls. The PTT client uses outbound buffering and advanced setup routines to enhance the PTT experience, resulting in the lowest latency and faster time-to-talk.
"Our Push-to-Talk technology helps NEC CASIO Mobile Communications harness the tremendous market opportunity presented in delivering its first rugged Android phone," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO at Smith Micro Software. "We are thrilled to have NEC CASIO Mobile Communications and Verizon rely on our Push-to-Talk expertise to quickly bring superior mobile devices to market and enable end users to communicate as easily as possible."
Smith Micro's PTT solutions are part of the company's Experience Manager™ platform that helps Mobile Operators, Device Manufacturers and Enterprises simplify and enhance the mobile experience while optimizing network and device resources. For more information, please visit:
About NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.:
NEC CASIO Mobile Communications provides innovative mobile handsets for major wireless providers in Japan and the U.S.A. The company was established in 2010 after spinning off from NEC Corporation's mobile handset business. Later that year, it merged with Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. a joint venture between Casio Computer Co., Ltd., and Hitachi, Ltd. NEC CASIO Mobile Communications aims to build an enriched communication linked society utilizing mobile handset solutions crafted from imagination and creativity. For more information, go to http://www.nec-casio-mobile.com/
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio of products and services spans Connectivity Management and Communications solutions. Smith Micro's solutions include client and server software applications used by the world's leading wireless operators, device manufacturers and enterprises. For more information about Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI), visit smithmicro.com.
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