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Smith Micro Introduces WebDNA eBusiness Development Products

Apr 26, 2002
WebDNA's Easy Rapid Development/Deployment Solutions Form New Base for Company's Internet Solutions Division

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- The Internet Solutions Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of software solutions for the Internet developer tools market, today announced the unveiling of four new eBusiness rapid development and deployment products based on WebDNA™, Smith Micro's popular and easy-to-use Internet application generator. The four products comprising the WebDNA family will be tiered in price and capability to closely match specific developer requirements. This new product family will form a new base for the company's Internet Solutions Division, directed at the needs of the corporate market.

WebDNA is the technology behind Smith Micro's WebCatalog™ and WebMerchant™ eCommerce development tools. WebDNA has generated a strong following among solution providers and website developers due to its ease of use, rapid learning curve, flexibility, performance and its support of multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux and Solaris. Based on WebDNA's successful track record, Smith Micro is currently developing four new products enabling developers to purchase the functionality they need. The new suite of products include:

  • WebDNA™ Developer Edition is a powerful yet economical toolkit for dynamic Web publishing. The Developer Edition leverages any internal database, enabling users to insert dynamic information into websites as well as to create banner ads, online quizzes, user tracking features, password protection, and much more. The Developer Edition will be available shortly.
  • WebDNA™ Commerce Edition, formerly WebCatalog and WebMerchant, allows users to quickly and easily create, improve, and administer eCommerce websites without having to use complex languages such as ASP or Java. Commerce Edition, currently available, supports the development of any number of eCommerce sites, and includes back office order management and payment authorization capabilities as well as a wizard for easy storefront creation.
  • WebDNA™ Intranet Edition, slated for 3Q 2002 release, is a complete Intranet development platform that will include a broad range of features and tools. Intranet Edition will support site administration, document publishing, news, feedback/request forms, phonebooks, organizational charts, classifieds, FAQs, event calendars and much more.
  • WebDNA™ Enterprise Edition, planned for end-of-year release, will be the first easy to learn, easy to use rapid development/deployment platform that spans multiple operating environments specifically designed for enterprise-level websites and Internet-based business applications. Enterprise Edition will emphasize easy content management, an integrated development environment and include the ability to consume, consolidate and publish XML-based Web services. The support of emerging web Services, a major focus for the Microsoft .NET strategy, positions WebDNA in the forefront of evolving web development technology.

"Smith Micro's new WebDNA family of tiered solutions represents a breakthrough in eBusiness development products. Solution providers and developers at mid-sized companies have a strong need for job-specific, cost-efficient eBusiness development tools, and we're confident our new suite can satisfy that need," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro, Inc. "Our new WebDNA products will give our customers the incremental products and pricing they're looking for, while providing our Internet Solutions Division with a powerful new platform for growth."

Smith Micro's website has a complete description of its new WebDNA-based development/deployment products, including pricing and licensing information. For more, log on to

About Smith Micro Software:

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 and services 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 (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, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to increase its business in the Internet Solutions Division segment. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed 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, WebCatalog, and WebDNA are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.