Smith Micro Announces First Deployment of SafePath® 7 Technology
PITTSBURGH, PA, MARCH 30, 2022 – Today, Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) announces that a United States based Tier 1 wireless carrier has launched a new, advanced version of its family-safety application, now powered by Smith Micro’s SafePath® 7 platform. With this service, newly enhanced by the advanced capability of SafePath 7, the wireless carrier will provide advanced digital family safety functionality to its subscriber base including robust parental controls, real-time location services and app evasion features. The family safety application is also compatible with Smith Micro’s SafePath Home solution, which extends SafePath’s robust parental controls to in-home connected devices via a cloud-managed router agent.
“Launching SafePath 7 at a Tier 1 wireless carrier is a huge milestone for Smith Micro and further positions us the leader in the digital family safety space,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. “This deployment is the successful culmination of a journey we started almost two years ago when we acquired Circle’s operator business.”
“Thanks to the dedication and hard work by our teams during this timeframe, Smith Micro now has the most complete family safety solution for wireless carriers on the market,” Smith continued. “With this initial deployment behind us, we are now focused on deploying our market-leading solution with our other Tier 1 carrier customers.”
The mobile app, available for both iOS and Android devices, provides the following functionality to the connected family:
- Locate children on map
- Follow child location in real time
- View child location history and timelines
- Create/customize location-based safety areas
- Filter internet access
- Apply internet screen time limits
- Set times to turn off the internet
- Block internet use during bedtime
- Track internet usage
- Pause internet access
- Give digital rewards for good behavior
In addition to location functionality and parental controls, the SafePath-based app provides powerful app evasion functionality that will notify parents if children attempt to delete the app or bypass parental controls.
Comprised of SafePath Family, SafePath IoT, and SafePath Home, the SafePath platform provides comprehensive and easy-to-use tools to protect digital lifestyles and manage connected devices through a single app. As a carrier-grade, white-label solution, SafePath empowers wireless service providers and cable operators to bring to market full-featured, on-brand family safety solutions that provide in-demand services such as location, parental controls, screen time management and driver monitoring to mobile subscribers. Delivered to end users as value-added services, SafePath-based solutions activate new revenue opportunities for service providers while helping to increase brand affinity and reduce subscriber churn. Learn more at smithmicro.com/safepath.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers and cable MSOs around the world. From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones and consumer IoT devices. The Smith Micro portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing, and monetizing rich content, such as visual voice messaging, optimizing retail content display and performing analytics on any product set. For more information, visit www.smithmicro.com.
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