ALISO VIEJO, CA - The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the Internet and wireless markets, today announced the release of it's new wireless phone book editing software. Audiovox Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: VOXX) has signed an agreement and began shipping the new software in December of 2000. Audiovox Communications Corporation is currently shipping Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile 2000 software with some of its hardware devices. Smith Micro's new software package is designed to allow wireless telephone users to quickly and easily transport phone book entries from their PC to their wireless telephone and from their wireless telephone to their PC. Other benefits of this functionality is that it allows families or a work environment that has multiple wireless telephones to be able to duplicate phone books as well as maintaining a back-up of the phone book on their PC.
"We believe this new product offering to the wireless market place will further enhance the wireless handset experience by allowing users to easily edit and manage their wireless telephone's phone book using their PC - a process that can be rather tedious without software like ours," commented William W. Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer of Smith Micro. We believe the release of this new software product helps to strengthen our position as a provider of valuable software solutions to the wireless community. We also believe that the decision by a recognized leader in the wireless handset market such as Audiovox Communications Corporation is a testament to the value we strive to provide to this market and demonstrates our Wireless and Broadband division's ability to penetrate this rapidly growing market place with continued, value-added technologies," continued Mr. Smith.
"The inclusion of Smith Micro's wireless phone book editing software seeks to simplify the interface between the end-user and their new wireless phone," said Philip Christopher, president of Audiovox Communications Corporation. "We are pleased to have partnered with Smith Micro to further increase the value that we're providing our customers." continued Mr. Christopher.
Audiovox Communications Corp. (ACC), a subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), is one of the leading suppliers of wireless products with more than 15 years experience in the wireless industry. ACC markets its products under the brand "Audiovox" or private labels for its customer base. ACC has operations and sales offices in 10 countries and through its customer base, markets and distributes product in 42 countries on six continents.
About Smith Micro
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication and utility software products. 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, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony.
Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's). 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 the company's web site at: http://www.smithmicro.com/.
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