SOURCE: Odyssey Software

April 12, 2006 08:08 ET

Odyssey Software Broadens Availability of Its AppCenter™ Application Control Manager

Leading Supplier of Mobile Device Management Solutions Extends AppCenter Availability to All Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Windows® CE Devices

ROCHESTER, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- Odyssey Software, Inc., a leading provider of mobile device management solutions, announced today it will make its AppCenter application control manager available for distribution on all devices that are powered by Microsoft® Windows Mobile for Pocket PC and Windows CE operating systems. Since its introduction three years ago, AppCenter has been exclusively available on, and distributed by, a single industrial device manufacturer. This announcement of general availability by Odyssey Software will pave the way for additional manufacturers, VARs, ISVs and OEMs to sell and distribute AppCenter.

"By expanding the availability of AppCenter, we're responding to customer and market demand," said Mark Gentile, Odyssey Software's President and CEO. "Many of our end-user customers and partners have to support a heterogeneous device population, and have expressed the importance of broad AppCenter availability across device manufacturers in order to maximize end-user productivity."

Odyssey Software's AppCenter application control manager restricts end-user activity -- via both active and passive approaches -- to a set of administrator-defined authorized-only applications on Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC- and Windows CE-based devices. It actively monitors all running applications and will automatically close unauthorized applications, as well as control the availability of the start menu and supplemental input panel on an application-by-application basis. AppCenter also functions as an enhanced application launcher or a centralized menu system for the authorized set of applications and can automatically launch approved applications upon startup at defined intervals or in a defined order.

"AppCenter has been a major contributor in helping our customers significantly reduce their help-desk costs," said Joe Teixeira, President of Data Capture Solutions, a Connecticut-based total solutions supplier of bar code scanning products, systems and related equipment. "Our customers have a mix of devices based on Windows Mobile for Pocket PC and Windows CE, and now that Odyssey Software has expanded AppCenter availability, these customers can enjoy a single strategy in protecting and securing the configuration of the devices, as well as locking out unwanted applications."

About Odyssey

Odyssey Software, Inc. is a recognized leading provider of enterprise-class remote device management solutions for all Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC- and Windows CE-based platforms. The company's Athena Device Management Suite provides all of the essential elements needed for effective remote management of mobile technology: security and access control, device discovery, device health monitoring, interactive troubleshooting and repair, remote control, application provisioning, and detailed asset tracking. More information may be found at, or by calling (585) 214-2409.

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