Athena Add-In For Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 by Odyssey Software Named "Best of Tech Ed 2008 IT Pro Awards Winner" by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines

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Odyssey Software, Inc., a leading provider of advanced mobile device management solutions, today announced that its Athena Add-In for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 was named as a winner of the "Best of Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Awards" in the Systems Management & Operations category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

Odyssey Software, Inc., a leading provider of advanced mobile device management solutions, today announced that its Athena Add-In for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 was named as a winner of the "Best of Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Awards" in the Systems Management & Operations category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

The Best of Tech·Ed 2008 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed more than 223 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 29 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Conference in Orlando, Fla. Winners were announced on June 12 at an evening reception and are also posted on http://www.WindowsITPro.com/awards.

"Choosing from such a wide variety of outstanding entries is a challenge every year, and the quality of this year's entries was particularly high," said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategy director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. "The winners clearly reflect our judging criteria: innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers."

Athena from Odyssey Software is an innovative, extensible mobile device management solution for Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded and other Windows-based devices, which provides vital functions designed for the management of devices running mobile messaging or line-of-business applications. Athena extends and complements the native device management capabilities of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 by enabling help desk personnel and IT support staff to comprehensively manage these devices over any IP-based wired or wireless network.

Unlike other third party device management products, which universally employ their own servers and consoles, through the Athena Add-In for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Athena's on-device agent is designed to integrate seamlessly with the Microsoft management platform's infrastructure allowing enterprise customers to leverage their investment in this platform and its inherent scalability, security, failover and reliability - no proprietary Odyssey Software infrastructure, servers or consoles are ever required.

"To be selected for an award which places such emphasis on innovation and true market value is a great honor, and we are very pleased to be distinguished by Penton Media," said Mark Gentile, president and CEO of Odyssey Software. "This award further validates Odyssey Software's commitment to answering the needs of the enterprise and the burgeoning mobile workforce by delivering the industry's most advanced mobile device management solution."

About Odyssey:
Odyssey Software is a leading provider of enterprise-class device management software solutions for all Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded and Windows device platforms. Our mission is to provide industry leading software solutions that make it easy and cost effective for IT organizations to manage and support the complexity of mobile enterprise deployments, unlocking the true potential of the mobile workplace by helping people stay connected with information, colleagues, clients and applications to drive new business opportunity -- moving mobile business forward.

More information is available at http://www.odysseysoftware.com or by calling 585-214-2409.

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