Smith Micro and Panasonic partner to improve mobility management for enterprises and public safety sector

Smith Micro solutions to enhance connectivity, intelligent data traffic and over-the-air device management for Panasonic wireless devices


ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Feb 6, 2014 - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI)  announces a partnership with Panasonic, a worldwide leader in reliable business technology solutions, to address mobility management challenges for customers. Panasonic will team with Smith Micro to offer enhanced wireless security, connectivity, data traffic and device management solutions to a variety of enterprise, public sector markets and M2M environments..

Panasonic's suite of wirelessly enabled professional technology -- including mobile computers, digital signage and security and surveillance systems -- are used in a variety of industries where consistent, reliable wireless network connections are critical to operations, such as public safety, utilities, healthcare, and transportation. Panasonic will utilize Smith Micro's connectivity solutions to make wireless network connections secure, fast, dependable and efficient, helping customers reduce wireless data costs by enabling automatic connection to Wi-Fi access points where available. Smith Micro's mobile policy platform is standards-based and extensible, allowing Panasonic solution architects to integrate hardware and software solutions with device and connectivity management features that meet the unique needs and compliance requirements of public and private sector industries.

"Organizations that utilize our hardware and mobility solutions require secure, seamless connections across heterogeneous networks, and the ability to manage and update devices remotely, which are hallmarks of Smith Micro's 30-year heritage," said Cheryl Noti, Director of Solutions Architecture, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "As a technology partner for Panasonic, Smith Micro will enhance our ability to deliver innovative solutions that reduce wireless complexity and provide both operational savings and performance benefits to our customers."

"The reliability of Panasonic devices, combined with advanced integrated wireless technology, provides a total wireless solution that helps businesses increase productivity and profitability," said Dan Rawlings, Chief Revenue Officer for Smith Micro. "We're very excited to partner with Panasonic to bring our carrier-grade connectivity and policy-based control solutions to their enterprise, M2M and public sector customers."

Smith Micro provides QuickLink connectivity and NetWise policy-based control solutions for Windows, Android, and iOS mobile platforms, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and M2M devices. These solutions work together to provide the following benefits to customers:

  • Minimize the complexity of on-boarding devices and connecting to 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks
  • Contain telecom expenses by intelligently selecting lower cost "in policy" networks wherever available
  • Gain insights on heterogeneous network connections to help diagnose problems and improve quality of service for end users
  • Block usage of apps, device features and unauthorized network access points that create security risks
  • Ensure connection, device and usage policies are enforced to meet organizational and governmental standards for control and compliance

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