Smith Micro Unveils Mobile Broadband Interface Model Software at Mobile World Congress 2013

Smith Micro Unveils Mobile Broadband Interface Model Software at Mobile World 
Congress 2013 
New Middleware Makes USB MBIM Standard Available for Multiple
Operating Systems, Hardware Platforms and Chipsets 
ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Smith Micro Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) announced today the availability of its new
QuickLink(R) MBIM Middleware for chipset vendors and device
manufacturers. The Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) standard
for broadband connectivity, developed by the USB Implementers Forum
with contributions from Smith Micro, was first commercialized on
broadband devices supporting Windows 8. QuickLink MBIM Middleware
extends MBIM functionality to Windows 7 and other operating systems.
This provides backward compatibility between new USB and embedded
modems with prior versions of Windows and reduces support burden from
legacy operating systems in the market. 
"The new MBIM standard is a step forward for mobile broadband
connectivity, but many device makers and operators are concerned
about new broadband devices supporting operating systems other than
Windows 8," said Dave Sperling, CTO of Smith Micro Software. "Having
dealt with multi-platform support for decades, we saw the opportunity
to extend the MBIM inter
face to more platforms in a way that would
benefit many players in the ecosystem. For example, the use of
QuickLink by mobile chip vendors will help OEMs and wireless
operators launch mobile broadband devices faster and deliver a true
plug-and-play experience to subscribers." 
Smith Micro's QuickLink MBIM Middleware brings the following benefits
to the market: 


 
--  Eliminates the need by OEMs to develop costly operating system and
    device-specific drivers
--  Simplifies development of advanced M2M solutions and services by
    standardizing the broadband modem interface
--  Streamlines the certification of new mobile broadband devices in
    operator test labs
--  Reduces support costs by eliminating driver conflicts on legacy
    devices
--  Improves the "out of box" user experience by enabling plug-and-play
    for USB modems

  
Smith Micro's QuickLink MBIM Middleware provides support for: 


 
--  Windows 7, Vista and XP
--  Mac OSX
--  Linux
--  USB-IF MBIM 1.0 specification
--  Extensibility through MBIM's Device Service Stream model

  
This new technology is part of Smith Micro's QuickLink family of
solutions that help make broadband connectivity easier, more reliable
and more secure. For more information visit: 


 
--  Solutions for Device and PC Manufacturers

  
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
 Smith Micro Software provides
solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience.
Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage
broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video
communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience
developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps
the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and
enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of
mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information,
visit smithmicro.com. 
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