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Smith Micro Licenses Firmware Over-The-Air Update Technology To Sybase iAnywhere

Apr 05, 2007
Company's Open Management Client™ (OMC) Technology Teams With Sybase iAnywhere to Reduce Support Costs and Enhance Overall User Experience for Handset Manufacturers

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of a wide range of software and services for the wireless market, today announced an agreement to provide its Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) Update Agent and Differencing Engine technology to Sybase iAnywhere, a leader in mobile and embedded solutions. Through this agreement, Sybase iAnywhere's embedded software development kits will be paired with Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client™ - enabling robust, high performance technology that allows for remote updates and upgrades of mobile devices.

As the complexity of the mobile phone continues to ramp at a near exponential rate, the need for sophisticated device management solutions emerge. A key component is the ability to update the software embedded on a handset, address software flaws and add new software applications and services to the device after is has passed into the hands of the customer.

"Sybase iAnywhere has established a leadership position in mobile and embedded solutions. We are pleased that they have chosen to expand their offering to include Firmware Over-the-Air technology from Smith Micro," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. "Their selection of the Insignia OMC product validates our recent acquisition of Insignia, and highlights the strength of our diverse product portfolio and the breadth of our relationships with leading companies in this space."

Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client solution quickly, reliably and cost-effectively updates firmware on mobile phones already in the hands of users. It supports file updates, compressed image updates, and multiple sequential updates all in one package and is backed by a broad range of integrity checks to ensure the process is secure and 100% fault tolerant, even during power outages. These solutions now allow Sybase iAnywhere the ability to reduce support costs, improve customer service, and more rapidly deliver new services and features to their customers.

"The Insignia OMC product has solved the technical challenges of being able to make small "difference" packages for the FOTA update agent. Device manufacturers will now have the ability to quickly and reliably reboot the phone by sending in only the changed modules instead of the entire firmware," said Nathan Pendleton, Area Vice President, Mobile Device Solutions, Sybase iAnywhere. "This enables device repairs to be done while the phone is in the field, instead of requiring the user to go to a facility or send in the phone for repair."

Sybase iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (SY).

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, designs integrated cross-platform, easy-to-use software for personal and business computing worldwide. With a focus on wireless, broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file and image compression and multimedia management. The company's award-winning software solutions empower Windows and Macintosh users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel, OEM Sales Groups, and direct from our websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

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