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TMCNet:  Odyssey Software Reports Athena Supports Windows Phone 7

[October 17, 2010]

Odyssey Software Reports Athena Supports Windows Phone 7

Oct 16, 2010 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Odyssey Software, a provider of enterprise-class mobile device management products, announced that its Athena device management extensions for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 now supports Windows Phone 7.

According to a release, this support is available immediately.

"IDC expects that globally by 2014, individual-liable devices will represent over 62 percent of total business use, presenting problems for IT in terms of the management of these devices," said Stephen Drake, program vice president for mobility and telecom research at IDC. "Smartphones, including those running Windows Phone 7, provide employees the opportunity to use the device of their choice and a great bridge for both business and personal use due to the immediate availability of management support. Those organizations adopting individual-liable devices are typically not doing so without some kind of mobile device management solution." "We strive to provide our customers with the flexibility and breadth of support needed to ensure an efficient, secure and productive workforce," said Mark Gentile, CEO of Odyssey Software. "Our support of Windows Phone 7 highlights our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the management tools needed to meet the ongoing evolution of mobility in the enterprise." Odyssey Software's flagship product, Athena, is designed to directly integrate into the native infrastructure of management consoles, including Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007. Athena has the capability to manage the new Windows Phone 7 device along with Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE-based devices, as well as a variety of other popular mobile platforms, smartphones and devices including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad Android, Nokia E and N series, and the Palm Pre.

The product does not require additional server-side consoles.

Odyssey Software is a provider of enterprise-class mobile and embedded device management software products.

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