Smith Micro Software, Inc. designs, develops and markets software products and services primarily for the mobile computing and communications industries. The Company is focused on developing connectivity, communications, and content management solutions for a converging world of wireless and wired networks. The Company’s portfolio of wireless software products and services includes a wide range of software solutions including our QuickLink® family of products. We provide mobile voice and data connectivity across 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Our mobile communications portfolio includes solutions for Push-To-Talk, Visual Voicemail and mobile device management. We also offer user-friendly solutions for the management of mobile content, contacts and calendar data.
Our patented compression technologies are utilized within various Smith Micro products including our line of Personal Computer (“PC”) and Smartphones compression products and our new file-transfer solution.
We sell our products and services to many of the world’s leading mobile network operators, original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”), device manufacturers and enterprise businesses, as well as directly to consumers. The proliferation of broadband mobile wireless technologies is providing new opportunities for our products and services on a global basis. When these broadband wireless technologies—EVDO, UMTS/HSPA, Wi-Fi, LTE and WiMAX—are combined with new devices such as mobile phones, PCs, Smartphones, Netbooks, and tablets and emerging Machine-to-Machine (“M2M”) devices, opportunities emerge for new communications software products. Our core technologies are designed to address these emerging mobile convergence opportunities.
Our innovative line of productivity and graphics products are distributed through a variety of consumer channels worldwide, our online stores, and third-party wholesalers, retailers and value-added resellers. We offer products that operate on Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Java platforms.
The underlying design concept common to all of our products is our ability to improve the customer’s experience. This philosophy is based on the combination of solid engineering and exceptional design that reinforces our brand’s competitive differentiation. We have over 25 years of experience in design, creation and custom engineering services for software products.
Our operations are organized into two business segments: Wireless and Productivity & Graphics. We do not separately allocate operating expenses, nor do we allocate specific assets to these groups. Therefore, segment information reported includes only revenues and cost of revenues. See Note 6 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for financial information related to our business segments.
The Wireless Group’s primary focus is to develop mobile connectivity, mobile information management and mobile security solutions. QuickLink® Mobile, the group’s leading product, provides mobile users the ability to easily connect a notebook or other wireless device to wireless wide area networks (“WWANs”) and wireless local area networks (“WLANs”) or Wi-Fi hotspots. Many of the largest mobile operators worldwide including AT&T, Bouygues, Orange, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and the newest 4G operators including Clear, Comcast and Time Warner, rely on QuickLink® Mobile technology to help their subscribers easily connect to their wireless networks every day. One of the reasons more mobile operators rely on our connection management solution for their subscribers is our patented technology to seamlessly switch a wireless device between WWANs and WLANs.
Productivity & Graphics
The Productivity & Graphics Group focuses on developing a variety of software for the consumer, prosumer, and professional markets. Our solutions span compression, graphics and utilities including diagnostics, performance, security and content creation. This group also republishes and markets third party software titles that complement our existing line of products. All of these products are available through direct sales on the Smith Micro websites (smithmicro.com, mysmithmicro.com and contentparadise.com), on partner websites, direct through customer service order desks, on-line resellers and through traditional retail outlets.
Products and Services
Our primary products consist of the following:
Product Groups Products Description
QuickLink® Mobile Centralized connection management application to control, customize and automate wireless connections of all types.
QuickLink® Mobility A mobile VPN and connection management solution delivering network “session persistence.”
QuickLink® Multimedia An intuitive music and multimedia manager to sync digital content to and from mobile devices.
StuffIt® Wireless Enables compression of data files to facilitate storage on mobile devices and the Internet.
Device Management Suite Provides intelligent, automated mobile device provisioning and configuration.
Push-To-Talk A data service that uses a mobile Internet connection to send and receive “walkie-talkie” style calls.
Visual Voicemail Voicemail is delivered directly to your mobile phone and stored in a visual inbox.
Productivity & Graphics
StuffIt Deluxe® Patented, lossless compression solution for documents and media.
CheckIt® Diagnostics &
CheckIt® Netbook Suite A diagnosis and troubleshooting solution for many hardware and system problems.
Poser® A solution for creating 3D character art and animations.
Anime Studio™ An animation tool for professionals and digital artists.
Manga Studio™ A solution for creating manga and comic art.