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Southeastern Software Association Names Utility's AVaiL Solution As One Of The Top Products For 2010

Utility, Inc., a provider of technology and services that allow first responders and utilities to more effectively command, control and support mobile field operations, announced recently that its AVaiL software as a service was one of five finalists for the Southeastern Software Association's (SSA) 2010 Impact Award.

SSA's Impact Awards recognize innovation in software products and solutions that have made a meaningful, lasting and significantly positive impact on business. Utility's AVaiL solution was named as a finalist in the Software Product Companies/Independent Software Vendors category. Selection was based on the complexity of the problem being solved, creativity of the solution, and business impact.

To be successful in today's dynamic environment, first responders and utilities need to know where their assets are, and move them to where they need to be, as quickly and efficiently as possible. A secure, command-and-control software as a service, AVaiL provides an automatic, real-time, global view of the location and status of mobile resources. The solution was designed to layer live information with data from core business technology environments for tracking the location and status of virtually any mobile resource, without organizations having to replace existing systems. Unlike other providers, Utility brings mobile resource management together in one cost-effective, enterprise-wide view, showing the location and status of everything from tools to vehicles to personnel—a key differentiator from other tools that provide only one facet of mobile asset management.

"To have Utility's AVaiL solution recognized by the Southeastern Software Association further validates the business value we bring to the marketplace," said Robert McKeeman, Chairman and co-founder of Utility. "Utility continually develops products, technology and services that help our customers address mobile resource management in practical, cost-effective ways. Our technology just works—and won't create additional technical challenges on top of the operations challenges our customers already face."

Companies such as Atlanta Gas Light, Allegheny Energy, Bangor Hydro, Con Edison, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, Ft. Myers Fire Department, and the City of San Antonio Police and Fire successfully use Utility's AVaiL solution to increase safety, enhance productivity, reduce fuel costs, and improve customer service.

About Utility, Inc.
Utility, Inc. develops and manufactures communications hardware and services that allow first responder organizations and utilities to effectively command, control and support mobile field operations. The company's solutions deliver real-time access to virtually any mobile asset, providing a unified operating picture for safely locating, tracking and managing all aspects of mobile field operations. Unlike other tools that provide one facet of mobile asset management, Utility brings it all together in one cost-effective, enterprise view, showing the location and status of everything from tools to vehicles and personnel.

Utility's MIL-STD 810F certified communications hardware is manufactured in the United States at its Tucker, Ga., manufacturing facility. All software development and support is provided by U.S. citizens from the company's Georgia office. Customers including Atlanta Gas Light, Allegheny Energy, Bangor Hydro Electric Company, Con Edison, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, City of San Antonio Police and Fire, Conyers Police Department, Deptford Police Department, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Fort Myers Fire Department, Gainesville Fire Department, Marietta Police and Fire, Spring Hill Fire & Rescue, NuStar Energy, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, Trenton Police Department, TVA, Village of Oak Lawn, and Westar Energy are all enjoying the benefits of greater situational awareness, increased safety and improved operational efficiency with Utility. For more information, visit www.utility.com.

About Southeastern Software Association
The Southeastern Software Association (SSA) is one of the country's premier networking and professional development organizations for high-tech and software professionals. SSA is one of the South's oldest technology organizations and was the largest of TAG's three founding organizations, along with WIT and B&TA in 1998. The SSA Board of Directors is a who's who of Atlanta technology companies and executives, and membership encompasses the dynamic diversity of software companies doing business in Georgia.

SOURCE: Utility, Inc.