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Smith Micro Introduces Version 4.0 of HotFax MessageCenter

Jul 06, 1999
New Enhancements Make HotFax MessageCenter Your Personal Office Manager for Fax, Voice Mail and Paging

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today introduced a new enhanced version of its popular HotFax® MessageCenter communications software. The additions included in version 4.0 enhance HotFax MessageCenter's capability to function as a personal office manager for voice mail, fax, and paging.

Smith Micro's HotFax MessageCenter transforms a PC and modem into a virtual 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.

"Our earlier version of HotFax MessageCenter was a great success, and was hailed by Entrepreneur magazine as superior to WinFax Pro 9.0, receiving an excellent rating. We have solicited user input, and based on what we learned have created a communications solution which acts as a 'personal office manager' bringing sophisticated voice, faxing, and paging capabilities to the small office/home office user. Smith Micro is committed to providing the best in communications software to the small office/home office user, and with an estimated street price of $59.95 HotFax MessageCenter can easily fit into the budget of almost any SOHO user," said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro.

HotFax MessageCenter 4.0 supports the inbound/outbound fax, paging, voice and data communications features of earlier versions of the product plus:

  • Multiple Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
    Choose from three new easy-to-use GUIs for customizing when using HotFax MessageCenter.
  • HotFax MessageCenter Tray Application Support
    Users can automatically be ready for voice, fax and data calls without being required to launch the HotFax MessageCenter main application.
  • Improved Send Fax User Interface
    With the new Fax Merge feature, users can save time and transmission costs by merging separate faxes together into a single fax.
  • Microsoft® Exchange/Outlook Phone Book Support
    Users can now use their existing MicrosoftExchange/Outlook phone books instead of setting up a separate phone book in HotFax MessageCenter.
  • ScanSoft TextBridge® OCR Software
    HotFax MessageCenter now ships with the ScanSoft TextBridge OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program which converts received fax documents into text word processing documents.
  • Easy Internet Registration
    You can now easily register your HotFax MessageCenter software over the Internet during the installation process.

HotFax MessageCenter supports the Windows 95/98 and NT operating systems. Priced at $59.95, HotFax MessageCenter 4.0 will be available at most online stores mid-July and at major retailers nationwide later in the month.

About Smith Micro

Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, 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. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock 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.

Smith Micro Software, HotFax, HotFax MessageCenter and the Smith Micro logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.