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Smith Micro Software Announces VideoLink pro for the Mac

Jul 19, 2000
Delivers Desktop H.323 Video Conferencing to Mac users anywhere in the World

Macworld Expo 2000 New York City -- The Macintosh Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the Internet market, today announced VideoLink pro for Mac, the first H.323 standards based video conferencing software solution for the Mac platform.

This innovative new product will enable education, small business and home users to communicate with both audio and video in real time over the Internet. By utilizing H.323 standards, VideoLink pro customers can communicate with other Mac users as well as Microsoft Windows users.

VideoLink pro easily and cost-effectively turns any Mac into a video conferencing station whether it's connected across the Internet or over a LAN. Easy to set-up and even easier-to-use, it takes advantage of the extensive multimedia capabilities of the Mac platform as well as using QuickTime, Apple's standards-based technology for streaming high quality audio and video. VideoLink pro is a full-featured, low-cost solution designed especially for the high standards of the Mac user.

"The initial response from customers for VideoLink pro has been outstanding," said William W. Smith Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro Software. "In keeping with Apple's leadership in the educational marketplace we have had a lot of interest from universities in the Big 10 & Big 12, as well as school districts in K-12 arena that want to implement a standards compliant video conferencing solution on the Mac platform. VideoLink pro is both a high quality and affordable solution that will allow Mac users everywhere to communicate, learn and access knowledge remotely."

"With great features such as built-in fast Ethernet and support for AirPort wireless networking, Apple systems are the ultimate Internet and collaboration machines," said Clent Richardson, Apple vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Smith Micro's VideoLink pro video conferencing solution for the Mac platform enables great solutions such as distance learning and the ability to hold business meetings with colleagues located around the world."

VideoLink pro for Mac

  • Offers real-time H.323 standard video conferencing via the Internet
  • Links Internet users together for real-time video communication
  • Creates a cost-efficient alternative to expand learning beyond the "traditional" classroom
  • Provides worldwide Internet video conferencing communication capabilities
  • A modern Graphic User Interface specifically for the Mac includes Internet phone+chat+video
  • Brings standards based video conferencing to the Mac platform enabling distance learning

VideoLink pro will begin shipping in Q3 00 and introductory pricing for single units SKU will be $59.95 MSRP. VideoLink pro will also be available in multi-packs and site licensing programs to fulfill volume purchases. VideoLink pro runs on a Power PC; minimum G3 processor (G4 recommended); 2 MB available RAM; Mac OS 8.6 or later; Quick Time 3.0, (4.0 recommended) and an Internet or LAN connection and a USB camera.

About Smith Micro
Smith Micro Software, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of eCommerce and communication software products and services. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable eCommerce, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony.

Smith Micro Software's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's). Smith Micro Software common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro Software at (949) 362-5800.

For more information on Smith Micro Software, via fax at no charge,
please call 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter ticker 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 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 & 10-Q.