October 28, 2008
Dell Selects Smith Micro Software to Deliver Universal Connection Management Software
Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced an agreement with Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) to deliver software that enables universal connectivity for Dell's Mobility computer line. Through this agreement, Smith Micro Software has developed and designed the technology that powers the Universal Connection Manager application for the new Dell ControlPoint software included with Dell's recently launched E-Family notebooks.
The new Universal Connection Manager within Dell ControlPoint provides a common and simplified way of interfacing and integrating a wide-ranging set of communication technologies and protocols including 3G/4G mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dial-up and Ethernet. This connectivity software makes available a complete set of features such as HSPA and EVDO connectivity, enterprise grade Wi-Fi security, location profile management, automatic network switching and many other innovative capabilities."We are very pleased to be selected by Dell as the OEM software partner for its Mobility Computer line," said Smith Micro's President and CEO, William W, Smith, Jr. "We believe that the new Dell ControlPoint software delivers the flexibility and robust wireless and wired data communications experience that Dell requires. As the broadband market worldwide continues to evolve and expand, we look forward to a long-standing relationship with Dell as we continue to enhance the state-of-the-art functionality for Dell's ControlPoint solution."
"Dell has led the industry in wireless technologies for years. At the core of our product development is developing laptops with innovative antenna and hardware designs that allow people to stay connected wherever they are," said Jeff Clark, Senior Vice President, Dell Inc. "Working with Smith Micro, Dell will extend its leadership and deliver the best possible connectivity."
The growing adoption of mobile broadband services, combined with the broad range of embedded 3G capabilities in the new Dell line of laptops, demanded a new design of connectivity software. The combined expertise of Dell and Smith Micro was utilized to deliver a modular and extensible connectivity solution design that enables new technology enhancements and protocol capabilities in the future.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobile connectivity solutions that enable people to connect, share, distribute and manage information over wireless and wired networks. Smith Micro's complete lines of products are available through Smith Micro's Wireless, OEM, and Enterprise Sales groups and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.
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