Carrier-branded IM Solution Enables Service Providers To Control User-Experience
CTIA WIRELESS 2008 - LAS VEGAS, NV - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced that it has partnered with NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a provider of clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications industry and the Internet, to introduce the first SIP/MSRP-compliant, IMS-based Instant Messaging Client Server solution.
The Smith Micro SIP/MSRP solution enables the delivery of enhanced IMS features such as multiparty ad hoc chat, public chat rooms, multimedia messaging and large file transfers. Fully tested within NeuStar's development interoperability program, Smith Micro's client supports enhanced Instant Multimedia Messaging and end-to-end presence functionality for popular Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.
The QuickLink Mobile IMS client is compliant with OMA Presence and XDM (group management) standards, and supports the IMS environment by providing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based registration, connection management, presence management, group management and mobile instant messaging (IM) functionality. As such, it is ready for interconnectivity with multiple IM communities such as AOL, Google, MSN and Yahoo!, as well as integration with IMS core networks. Mobile operators can now provide their customers with a set of customized, value-added IM and Chat features that can be coupled with existing IM and Chat communities.
"As the fixed and mobile worlds converge, the industry needs IMS-ready devices and applications," said Patrick Lilley, Vice President and General Manager of Device Solutions Group at Smith Micro. "NeuStar's Instant Messaging and Presence Server, as well as SmithMicro's mobile IMS client solutions, are convergence-ready and available. Operators are now able to invest in this solution knowing that they are fully interoperable and compliant with the market's latest standards."
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communication solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.
About NeuStar, Inc. and NeuStar Next Generation Messaging:
NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a provider of clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industry. In November 2006, NeuStar created its Next Generation Messaging Services by acquiring Followap Inc., a leading global provider of instant messaging, presence and interconnect services.
Mobile network operators around the world trust NeuStar to enable real-time communications using presence information. NeuStar has enabled mobile instant messaging solutions for operators that have more than 300 million subscribers in total, and NeuStar's customers include many of the leading operators from across the globe.
NeuStar, Inc. is headquartered in the United States, with subsidiary offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.neustar.biz and www.neustar.biz/ngm.
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