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June 13, 2006 > Socket Communications announces strategic partnership with Odyssey Software

Socket Communications announces strategic partnership with Odyssey Software

NEWARK (BUSINESS WIRE), June 6_Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity products, announced a strategic partnership agreement with Odyssey Software, a leading provider of mobile device management solutions.

By leveraging Odyssey's software, Socket will develop a business-class solution that enables its customers to effectively establish centralized command and remote control to securely monitor, manage, and maintain mobile devices in the field. Under the Agreement, Socket will have the ability to market, sell, and support the solution to its business customers worldwide.

"Venture Development Corporation estimates the mobile device management market for businesses at $219.2 million in 2005, reaching $487.3 million by 2009," said David Krebs, Mobile & Wireless practice director at Venture Development Corporation. "Managing wireless devices is a daunting task. Cell phones, PDAs and other mobile wireless gadgets are easily lost, occasionally stolen and unlike desktop PCs and telephones, difficult to inventory. Organizations looking to bring order to their mobile fleet would greatly benefit from wireless device management software."

As companies equip more employees with wireless devices, and as the units themselves become increasingly sophisticated and expensive, the need for effective and efficient management tools grows ever more pressing, said Tom Robinson, vice president of sales and marketing at Odyssey. "By partnering with Socket, together we can extend the high-performance tools that enable businesses to securely monitor, manage, and maintain mobile devices in the field."

Socket is pleased to partner with Odyssey, said Peter Phillips, vice president of marketing at Socket Communications. "Its visionary commitment to improving the management of remote mobile devices has created an outstanding mobile device management solution that we are excited to extend to the general enterprise market."

Socket Communications develops and distributes a broad range of data collection and network connectivity products for mobile devices such as PDAs, Smartphones and tablet PCs. Socket is headquartered in Newark and can be reached at

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

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