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Smith Micro's HotFax MessageCenter Beats WinFax Pro 9.0 and Communicate! Pro

Oct 19, 1998
Integrated fax solution earns number one slot in comparison review of leading fax software packages

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) announced today that its HotFax® MessageCenter software package received the top rating from Entrepreneur magazine after it evaluated three leading PC fax software programs. In particular, the Smith Micro PC fax solution was the only fax program to earn an "excellent" rating in a review that included Symantec's latest version of WinFax Pro 9.0 and 01 Communique's Communicate!Pro.

In its October 1998 issue, Entrepreneur acknowledged HotFax MessageCenter as being "very intuitive," with the magazine's reviewer specifically praising the product for its clean interface and simple navigation that "made sending my first fax painless." In the "wrap-up" section of its review, Entrepreneur went on to recommend HotFax MessageCenter as the best solution for general faxing due to ease-of-use factors.

"We're honored to have HotFax MessageCenter acknowledged by Entrepreneur magazine and are pleased that our product was deemed superior to WinFax Pro 9.0 and Communicate! Pro," said Dan D. Sheppard, Smith Micro's Executive Vice President and COO. "The fact that HotFax MessageCenter was the only one of the three software packages evaluated to receive an excellent rating clearly demonstrates the strength of Smith Micro's fax technology."

Smith Micro's HotFax MessageCenter transforms a PC and modem into a complete communications center. Whether at home, in the office, or on the road, users can customize cover pages and send faxes with ease, add high-tech telephone capabilities to their computers, and also remotely access their PCs for the retrieval of faxes, files, and voice mail. With the versatile HotFax MessageCenter, users can even link their pagers to their PCs to ensure they're always in touch, send voice e-mail over the Internet, and much more.

For more information, contact Smith Micro at 949/362-5800 or visit

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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