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Dec 06, 1999
The Easiest Way to Make Any Small Office Sound BIG

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a worldwide developer and marketer of communications software, today announced the introduction of HotFax MessageCenter PRO, voice messaging and fax software for the Macintosh®. Innovative software solutions like HotFax MessageCenter PRO are ideal for the consumer and small business marketplace.

HotFax MessageCenter PRO is a complete voice mail solution that turns any Macintosh into a powerful communications center with features that go beyond the capabilities of the conventional telephone and answering machine. Easy to set-up and even easier-to-use, it helps you manage telephone calls and voice messages with multiple voice mailboxes and fax on demand capabilities. The software comes complete with over 120 prerecorded greetings or the ability to easily customize your own. HotFax MessageCenter PRO is a full-featured, low-cost voice mail solution designed especially for small office or home environments.

"Good communication has a big impact on the image you present to your customers. So if you are looking to create favorable first impressions or you simply need to expand your office hours beyond those of your receptionist or yourself, then HotFax MessageCenter PRO is your answer," said William W. Smith Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro.

"The incredible success of iMac has opened a whole new world for software developers like Smith Micro on the Mac platform," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "HotFax MessageCenter PRO is a fantastic addition to the growing number of consumer and small business products available to the Mac community, and demonstrates Smith Micro's strong commitment to focus on the Mac market."

HotFax MessageCenter PRO was designed to fill a need in your office communication systems, as it takes calls when you can't. HotFax MessageCenter PRO will even page you when that all-important call you have been waiting for arrives.

Users of HotFax MessageCenter PRO can set-up separate mailboxes for everyone in their office or home. If you are using HotFax MessageCenter PRO at home, you can easily set-up mailboxes for yourself, your spouse and even your children. Designed for ease-of-use, the voice mail system can be created or modified by simply clicking icons from one integrated window. Retrieving messages is even easier, users simply click on a mailbox to play voice messages or can access the system from any touch-tone telephone.

Every copy of HotFax MessageCenter PRO comes complete with Smith Micro's award winning FAXstf PRO, the leading fax software for Macintosh users everywhere. Both Smith Micro Software programs cooperate seamlessly to identify incoming voice and fax calls. It's easy to send, receive, view, print and manage incoming and outgoing faxes with FAXstf PRO. With advanced fax features like Broadcast Send you can quickly create mailing groups to automatically send fax messages to an unlimited number of customers. FAXstf PRO was specially designed for G3 & G4 Mac systems and supports OS9.

HotFax MessageCenter PRO:

  • Turns your Macintosh into a powerful communications center.
  • Creates a cost-efficient alternative to more expensive Centrex type phone systems.
  • Works for everyone in your office or home--eliminates multiple telephone answering machines.
  • Automatically sends faxes to callers--great for sending out sales literature.
  • The easiest way to make your small office sound BIG!

The introductory offer for HotFax MessageCenter PRO is $59.95, including the complete FAXstf PRO, a $49.95 value FREE, and is available through your favorite Apple retail stores, catalogs and at various online venues. HotFax MessageCenter PRO runs on a Power PC Mac OS 7.6.1 or later. A minimum 4MB available RAM, 15MB HD space, single analog telephone line and supported voice modem.

"The release of HotFax MessageCenter PRO voice messaging and fax software for the Macintosh® reaffirms our strong commitment to the Mac market and represents another step in our plan to deliver our full technology lineup to the Apple platform," said Mr. Smith, "Our Mac technologies include e-commerce, IP telephony, voice messaging and fax solutions. Our goal is to dominate in these sectors.

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

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