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HotFaxShare With New IP Gateway Dramatically Reduces Long Distance Fax Charges

Nov 16, 1998
Complete Corporate Faxing Solution from Smith Micro Software Saves on Phone Lines and Phone Bills

LAS VEGAS, NV - (COMDEX Booth #L5034) - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) - Designed for small, medium and large businesses, HotFaxShare 4.1 from Smith Micro, is a fully integrated LAN-based solution for corporate faxing requirements. Seamlessly handling fax creation, transmission and status monitoring, the innovative software eliminates the expense of installing modems and phone lines at every desk, automatically routes faxes to the recipients desktop, and now - with IP Gateway - significantly reduces long distance faxing charges.

The modular HotFaxShare system allows business owners to build in just the features they need, adding features as the company grows. The system performs fax processing at the server level, optimizing workstation performance and centralizing fax administration for increased reliability and security.

The new HotFaxShare/IP Gateway module connects multiple HotFaxShare servers together over the Internet or IP WANs. The HotFaxShare server sends faxes over the WAN or Internet and determines how to route them using the most cost effective path. This dramatically reduces long distance charges by intelligently determining which of the connected fax servers can most cost effectively handle a fax job. For companies that wish to send faxes to locations where they do not have a fax server, HotFaxShare/IP Gateway can forward faxes through FaxSav, a fax service bureau, so companies can leverage the cost-savings of Internet communications to reduce long-distance costs.

"In 1998 companies in the US spent approximately $25 billion on faxing, and that number is expected to increase to $30 billion by the year 2000," said Dan D. Sheppard, Executive Vice President and COO for Smith Micro Software. "Fax transmissions account for 40% of the average corporation's long distance telephone costs. We believe that HotFaxShare/IP Gateway can dramatically reduce these corporate charges, both intra-company and around the world," added Sheppard.

Easy Administration

HotFaxShare/IP Gateway is easy to set up and configure. The IP Gateway configuration utility displays a graphical map of the world, making it a snap for the administrator to understand the fax routing. Color codes allow the administrator to see the status of each fax server in the system.

HotFaxShare/IP Gateway works over either the Internet or a corporate WAN. The origination and destination fax servers are in constant communication, dynamically updating the fax job status for users. HotFaxShare/IP Gateway uses the latest 40 bit RC4 Encryption Security to encrypt all faxes sent between servers, protecting faxes from interception. The modular security system allows for upgrading to even stronger security if required.

System Requirements, Price and Availability

HotFaxShare 4.1 features a flexible open platform architecture that runs on any type or size PC LAN and is compatible with Class 1, 2, or 2.0 fax modems, Brooktrout or GammaLink intelligent fax cards, and supports up to 24 fax lines. HotFaxShare 4.1 Server requires NT 4.0, a 100-MHz Pentium or higher PC, and 32 MB of RAM. The workstation can be running Windows 95/98, Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0. Pricing is based on the number of users.

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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