Apple World Today runs an occasional series (as whenever Steve and I have time) that will spotlight a company that offers cool products and/or services for Apple users. This week we’re featuring Smith Micro Software, which makes a plethora of products for Mac OS X, including Poser, Anime Studio, MotionArtist, and StuffIt.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, the company was founded on Nov. 30, 1982, and incorporated Dec. 1, 1983. What makes them unique?
“Trust. Reliability. Experience. Three words frequently touted, but seldom delivered. At Smith Micro Software, Inc., we make good on the promise,” says William S. Smith, president and CEO. “ Trust, reliability and experience are core principles of our business. With the proliferation of mobile broadband technology and the complex challenges of wireless connectivity in today’s increasingly demanding global environment, you need software solutions from a reliable provider with proven experience that you can trust. We are committed to helping you thrive in a connected world.”
Over the past 30+ years, Smith Micro has developed expertise in embedded software for networked devices, policy-based management platforms, and highly-scalable mobile applications and hosted services. For network operators and organizations struggling to reduce costs and complexity in a fragmented, rapidly evolving mobile market, the company offers solutions that increase reliability, security, and efficiency while accelerating time-to-market for mobile products and services.
Smith Micro’s portfolio of wireless solutions include a range of client and server applications that manage devices, communications and network connectivity for end-users, as well as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) endpoints, simplifying wireless connectivity to reduce support costs and increase accessibility.
“We optimize network and device resources for maximum performance and efficiency,” says Smith. “And we enable a safe, productive mobile environment that meets enterprise and governmental standards for security, control and regulatory compliance. Our primary customers are the world’s leading wireless service providers, mobile device and chipset manufacturers, and enterprise businesses. In addition to our wireless and mobility software, we offer personal productivity, graphics and animation products distributed through a variety of consumer channels worldwide.”
As technology, market dynamics, and consumer needs rapidly change, Smith Micro has evolved to meet market demands. Throughout its 30-plus-year history, the company has relied on a combination of rigorous market analysis and planning, technology innovation that leverages substantial intellectual property, leadership in industry standards, quality engineering, and extensive commercial deployment experience to develop and deliver products and services that improve the user experience and optimize resources for our customers, he adds.