BARCELONA, Spain, November 12 /PRNewswire/ --

- Athena Seamlessly Extends and Complements System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Delivering Comprehensive Management of Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded, and Windows Device Platforms

Odyssey Software, Inc. a leading provider of advanced mobile device management solutions, today announced the release of the Athena(TM) Add-In for the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Odyssey Software's flagship solution, Athena, is fully optimized for wireless operation and designed to extend the Microsoft System Center family of solutions with enhanced capabilities to manage, monitor and support Windows Mobile and Windows CE-based devices remotely over any public or private IP-based network.

The Athena Add-In for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 gives you more power over mobile devices than ever before. It captures and aggregates knowledge about your mobile devices, the applications they are running and the networks they are operation on. Athena gives you the power to distribute software and settings from a central location. In addition, Athena provides a powerful set of interactive tools that let help desk personnel remotely troubleshoot and fix problems immediately, or assist end-users while utilizing true, live remote-control capabilities.

"The availability of our Athena Device Management Add-In for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is a major milestone for us," said Mark Gentile, Odyssey Software's President and CEO. "It not only underscores our commitment to Microsoft System Center platforms, the Add-In also demonstrates how Athena's open and extensible architecture supports direct integration with enterprise management systems such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007."

Athena integrates directly with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and leverages the System Center infrastructure. All Athena features are exposed directly from the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 console. There is no need to launch a proprietary console or deploy additional servers to access the powerful features of Athena.

"System Center Configuration Manager 2007 provides customers with a comprehensive solution for deploying and updating servers, desktops and mobile devices," said Eric Berg, director of product management for System Center at Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to be working with Odyssey Software and think the work they are doing to extend the mobile device management capabilities of configuration manager for devices running mission-critical line-of-business applications will deliver real value to our joint customers."

Athena provides broad device support for any mobile device running Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE, including consumer, rugged and Smartphone devices. Athena is the ideal complement to mobile security and infrastructure products that provide features such as mobile VPN, device enrollment, policy enforcement and settings management.

Under Odyssey Software's Support & Maintenance program, Athena customers pay no additional licensing cost to upgrade from the Add-In for SMS 2003 to the Add-In for System Center Configuration Manager 2007; providing a seamless path for licensing and technical migration.

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 connecting people with information, colleagues, clients, and applications to drive new business opportunity-moving mobile business forward. More information is available at or by calling +1-585-214-2409.

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