Smith Micro Introduces New Internet Service
That Offers Mass Market Internet Communication for
Apple(R) Computer Users Everywhere
Aliso Viejo, CA-- January, 2000 -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SMSI), a developer and marketer of Internet and communications software,
today announced the introduction of the Mac client software for
conexs(TM), its mass market Internet communications service that offers
real-time Internet chat and telephone capabilities.
As an Internet communication service, conexs brings live conversation and
chat to your computer via the Internet, making it a cost-efficient
alternative to traditional telephone services. When the conexs software
application is installed on a Macintosh, users can register with the
conexs.com Internet host server for free to establish a user account.
conexs links Internet users together, enabling everyone to be a part of a
new generation of Internet communication, and making conexs part of a new
wave of Internet communication services for the mass market of Internet Mac
conexs uses your email address as your Internet telephony number and
authenticator. conexs users can create a private ``phone book'' of other
authorized conexs users to contact, much like a ``friends and family plan''
of people who are in their conexs circle.
``We are extremely happy to announce the development of one of the first
advanced H.323 telephony software solutions for Mac users. Internet
telephony has come a long way since its introduction several years ago and
our new Mac version takes a giant leap into the new millennium by
delivering high quality sound for Internet communications,'' said William
W. Smith Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro Software.
``Through conexs, Apple computer-based Internet users can make audio calls
anywhere in the world with the convenience and cost-efficiency of the
``This product makes Smith Micro's Internet telephony experience available
to a new audience of Apple Computer users,'' said Rick Wyand, General
Manager - Smith Micro Mac Division. ``In keeping with the Apple experience,
conexs is a new breed of software with an advanced look and feel UI that we
believe Mac users will find easy-to-use and appealing.''
Offers real-time H.323 communication standard via the Internet Links
Internet users together for real-time Internet communication Creates a
cost-efficient alternative to long distance telephone services Provides
worldwide phone Internet communication capabilities Lets users choose a
private circle of friends for their private ``phonebook`` An easy to use
icon-based address book stores your ``favorites'' Placing a real-time call
on conexs is simple and easy. Users simply enter the email address of the
intended party in the call initiator pop-up box, press the call button, and
the call is sent to the conexs.com server where it is processed-much like a
regular phone call. The phone component simulates that of a traditional
phone. When a call is placed, an incoming ring is sounded like a regular
telephone. When the receiving party answers, the two parties are
immediately connected for a live voice conversation. Since the call is made
over the Internet, the call is free, whether it is local or long distance.
conexs also offers a text chat feature to establish live text chat
sessions. Users have the ability to switch from live text chat to a live
voice call effortlessly or use both simultaneously. In addition, conexs
features a ``favorites'' style address book to easily access your favorite
or frequently used connections by simple double clicking on an icon to
place a call.
conexs will be available in the first quarter of 2000 to Mac users through
electronic download at http://www.smithmicro.com and is expected to sell
for $9.95. A free beta version will be available for download by Mac users
later this month. To run conexs, you will need a valid Internet connection,
PowerPC G3/G4 processor, 2MB available RAM, Mac OS 8.6 or later and
QuickTime 3.0 or later. Looking ahead, future offerings of conexs may
include a point-to-point real time video conferencing over the Internet.
About Smith Micro
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Smith Micro is a leading
developer and marketer of software products that make communications
simple. With a focus on the Internet, broadband and modem-based
technologies, the company designs integrated, easy-to-use software that
enables fax, data, voice and video communication to personal computer users
around the world. 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 on Smith Micro Software, via fax at no charge, please
call 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter ticker symbol SMSI. Or, to view the Company's
web page visit http://www.smithmicro.com
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results
to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors effecting the
company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as,
other factors detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
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