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Oct 05, 1998
Phone and fax over the Internet, add voice and video to your e-mails, and more!

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) - If the only way you communicate with a friend or business associate online is through text-based e-mails, you're missing a whole new way to interact! Internet CommSuiteTM, announced today by Smith Micro, lets you add voice and video to your e-mails and on-line chat sessions, talk to friends and family over the Internet, send faxes without paying long-distance phone charges, and much more-all with a single, easy-to-use package.

Great for use with a modem and also optimized for newer broadband technologies such as cable and xDSL, Internet CommSuite brings multiple functions under a single umbrella for easier, livelier and more versatile online communication.

"The Internet has opened up a whole new universe of options for person-to-person communication, but most people have failed to take advantage of these opportunities because there has been no easy way to do it," says William Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. "Internet CommSuite eliminates these barriers by offering one do-it-all product that can lower your long-distance telephone bills, bring your online communications to life, and deliver a lot of fun in the bargain."

Add Personality to Your Online Exchanges

Internet CommSuite means you're not limited to communicating with text alone. You can record e-mail messages instead of typing them, and a player embedded in the message lets the person on the other end play it without any additional software needed. If you have a scanner or a digital camera, attach your latest family photo to the e-mail. With a digital PC camera connected to your system, you can record full-motion video e-mail as well.

Plus, you can add voice or full-motion video to your chat sessions and turn your computer into an answering machine for friends who contact you online. You can even use your PC as a security device by turning on your camera, and when motion is detected, you'll receive a video clip showing you what's happening.

Save Money with Internet Phone and Fax Functions

No need to buy separate Internet phone software. Internet CommSuite lets you make calls from your PC, bypassing phone charges from your long distance provider. If you hook a camera up to your PC, you can even hold full-motion video calls so that your friends, family or business associates can see your personality-for free.

You can also save time and money by faxing over the Internet directly from your PC, eliminating the printing step and avoiding long-distance phone charges.

"As small offices and home businesses become more fully networked, they will begin to integrate their voice and data services in order to cut costs and increase their efficiency," said David Paul Lightner, Networking/Telecommunications Industry Analyst for Gartner Group. "In response to this trend, Smith Micro's Internet CommSuite bundles voice, video, fax and messaging services into one user-friendly product."

Do It All with One Easy-to-Use Product

Internet CommSuite eliminates the need to install, learn and maintain multiple programs by combining nearly a dozen different functions in a smoothly integrated package. Its intuitive interface resembles a TV remote control with "push-buttons" that activate the Internet functions you need. Internet CommSuite provides easy, single-click access to your Internet activities and becomes your passport to new modes of online interaction.

The program also does away with certain technical problems that arise when using Internet communications software from different manufacturers. There is no need to purchase and install multiple products, and no need to worry about incompatibilities or hardware conflicts.

"More and more people are communicating over the Internet, and they're ready for this kind of product," said Ernie Raper, Senior Editor and Market Analyst for VisionQuest 2000, a tactical market research firm based in Moorpark, California. "The fact that it integrates multiple functions makes it easy to use, and the low cost brings it to a level where the consumer can afford it. This is just the kind of product that's needed to stimulate consumer interest in enhancing their Internet communications."

Specifications, Availability

The estimated street price for Internet CommSuite is $69.95 and it runs on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0. It will be available at CompUSA, OfficeMax, Micro Center, Staples, Fry's Electronics, and other computer retail outlets nationwide in October. For more information, contact Smith Micro Software at 949/362-5800 or visit

Key Features of Smith Micro's Internet CommSuite

Smith Micro is a leading developer and marketer of software products that make person-to-person communications simple. With a focus on the Internet, broadband and modem-based technologies, the company designs integrated, easy-to-use software that enables fax, data, voice and video communication to personal computer users around the world. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, the company markets its products worldwide through a network of OEMs and retail distributors. The company is publicly traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol SMSI.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors effecting the company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as, other factors detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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