Leading Retail DOCSIS Cable Modem Supplier to Include Smith Micro's conexs.com with Next Generation Cable Modems
ALISO VIEJO, CA Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq NMS:SMSI), a developer and marketer of communications software, announced today that Thomson Multimedia (NYSE: TMS) will bundle Smith Micro's conexs.comTM Internet communications service with its new RCA DCM200 series digital cable modems. Featuring real-time, person-to-person Internet chat, phone, and full-motion video conferencing, the conexs.com Internet communication service will enable modem users to use the Internet as a cost-efficient, high-performance alternative to the telephone.
Scheduled for shipment to Cable system operators in January 2000, the RCA DCM205 digital cable modem will open the door to high-speed Internet access for millions of consumers throughout North America. Providing always-on Internet access, the two-way digital cable modem provides access to data transmission rates of up to 38 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream. The modem communicates with the PC through an Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-T connection. Subsequent models will introduce a USB connection, in addition to Ethernet.
"Thomson Multimedia has established itself as a leading supplier of digital technologies that redefine the speed and convenience of Internet applications," said Carl Bruhn, General Manager - RCA Broadband. "The conexs.com service expands the usefulness of the RCA 200 Series cable modems and helps to fulfill the promise of the Internet as a true global communication medium."
conexs.com is a new mass-market service that offers a way of connecting the Internet population together for real-time, person-to-person web-based communications. conexs.com seamlessly connects Internet users together for live, direct communications, changing the mainstream perception of the Internet from merely being a tool for web browsing and e-mail, to one that provides a true household alternative to the telephone. conexs.com has the advantage and appeal of bringing the Internet's cost efficiencies and convenience to everyone's home.
conexs.com uses email addresses to establish a consistent Internet calling format. Users can utilize conexs.com's "call blocking" feature to customize their Internet communications, virtually eliminating unauthorized calls.
"DOCSIS-compatible cable modem service opens up the promise of high speed, always-on Internet access to millions of CATV users across the continent," commented William W. Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer of Smith Micro. "The decision of a technology and retail sales leader like Thomson Multimedia to bundle conexs.com with its most advanced cable modem represents a significant milestone, as Smith Micro continues to build its position as a strong Internet company."
For further information about RCA Broadband products and services, contact Tony Watters, Director of Marketing at 317/587-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available at the www.rca.com and www.thomson-broadband.com web sites.
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 e-commerce 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.
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 affecting 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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