WEST HENRIETTA, N.Y., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey Software, Inc., today announced that its Odyssey Athena for Configuration Manager 5.0 won the Mobile/Wireless category in the Best of Tech Ed 2011 awards program. Athena for Configuration Manager 5.0 compliments and extends the native mobile device capabilities of Microsoft System Center Configuration with comprehensive functionality for iOS, Android, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and Window® Mobile smartphones as well as those devices that are Exchange ActiveSync enabled.
The Best of Tech Ed 2011 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 334 products and services submitted for the award and chose 48 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech Ed North America 2011 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2011. Winners were announced at an invitation-only evening reception at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.
"We narrowed down a list of more than 300 products this year to 48 extremely deserving finalists—an honor in itself," said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro. "All 48 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We love all these products! But through our research and show-floor interview process, we managed to choose this year's winners. Our 2011 Best of Best of Tech Ed winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology," remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers.
"We are very honored to receive this award recognizing Athena for Configuration Manager 5.0 which brings comprehensive MDM to the device platforms that are driving today's mobile business, including iOS and Android," said Mark Gentile, CEO of Odyssey Software.
A list of winners and product descriptions can be found at www.windowsitpro.com/go/BOTE2011.
About Odyssey Software
Odyssey Software is a leading provider of enterprise-class mobile and embedded device management software products for today's most popular device platforms. Our mission is to provide industry leading software technology innovations that make it efficient and cost effective for IT organizations to remotely manage, support and control the complexity of enterprise deployments. More information is available at: www.odysseysoftware.com or by calling +1-585-214-2409.
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