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Nov 10, 1999
Customer Focused LINUX Offering Added to eCommerce Product Line

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of Internet and communication software, today announced the release of WebCatalog® for UNIX. WebCatalog is the company's established eCommerce software solution that is the engine behind many of today's popular online stores. The UNIX release has been in public beta testing and has been well received by early adopters of the software. The release is for the LINUX, Sun Solaris, and Mac OS X versions of UNIX.

"Our customers have been asking for scalable, enterprise level eCommerce solutions, and we have been able to meet those requirements through WebCatalog," said Chris Lippincott, General Manager of Smith Micro's Internet Solutions Division. "Prior to this release, WebCatalog was available on WindowsNT and Mac operating systems. Now that we've added UNIX, webmasters have the flexibility of using virtually any server of their choice. We are committed to helping our customers develop successful storefronts at competitive prices. Therefore we are introducing this platform at the same price as our existing offerings.

WebCatalog is used by many popular eCommerce and interactive sites, including (, Pillsbury Dough Shop (, Stanford Gear (, Zamboni ( and many others. The adaptable nature of the product means that each customer can use the software for various applications on their site, most typically used for their storefront. The uses vary from shipment tracking to games aimed at getting users to return to the site.

Grant Hulbert, Director of Engineering for Smith Micro's Internet Solutions Division said, "While 98% of the core WebDNA technology, the language of WebCatalog, is completely cross-platform, we also take advantage of the best features of each operating system, such as LINUX's multithreading and fast Internet connections. Our UNIX beta testers have reported smooth installation, incredible responsiveness, and well-known UNIX stability."

"We are very excited about the release of WebCatalog for UNIX. It comes on the heels of the release of WebCatalog Builder, our entry level eCommerce product. We plan to continue our focus on providing new products, upgrades and services in the eCommerce area, and aggressively marketing them to our target audiences," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro.

About Smith Micro Software

Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Smith Micro is a leading developer and marketer of software products that make communications simple. With a focus on the Internet, particularly broadband technologies, the company designs integrated, easy-to-use software that enables fax, data, voice and video communication to personal computer users and enables eCommerce solutions for businesses around the world. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Internet 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. For more information, contact Smith Micro at 949/362-5800 or visit

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

For more information on Smith Micro Software, Inc., via fax at no charge, please call 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter ticker symbol SMSI.