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Mintek Mobile Data Solutions Ranked Among
Top 500 Global Software Companies
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Software Magazine’s Ranking Based on 2004 revenues

 
DUNEDIN, FLA.—September 28, 2005 — Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, a leading provider of turn-key, mobile data solutions for the lodging and cable industries, ranks among the top 500 global software and services providers based on 2004 revenues, according to the September issue of Software Magazine. 

“We are excited to be included on this prestigious list,” says Lind Hutton, executive vice president for Dunedin, Fla.-based Mintek. “We have experienced tremendous growth since launching our business in 1987. That growth has been driven by our focus on understanding the business challenges of our customers and developing unique solutions that meet their needs.” 

The Software 500 is a ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The list includes both public and private companies. Revenue totals include software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services, and consulting. Mintek appears on the list for the first time. 

“The [software] industry continues to be dynamic, with nearly 100 new companies on the 2005 Software 500 list,” says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. 

Mintek’s revenue-driving products 

In the lodging industry, Mintek’s success is a result of its dynamic Lodging Asset Management Suite, a set of planning tools that provide for management oversight and notification. The Suite includes the following: WinTrack PM, Asset Director, Maintenance Portal, Work Order Kiosk and Alerts. Mintek’s lodging solutions have been implemented in 275 hotels. 

“Tracking, maintaining and managing any lodging asset is easily done through a powerful solution that combines handheld devices, bar coding and Internet capability,” marketing for Mintek. “The result is lower equipment and labor costs, improved asset capital planning and an enhanced guest experience.” 

In the cable industry, Mintek has developed and sold several highly successful, automated applications—SETS (Subscriber Equipment Tracking System), Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Tap Audit—that provide universal billing system access and also incorporate handhelds and bar coding. SETS, licensed in 650 locations, streamlines the customer premise equipment (CPE) tracking, reconciliation and data entry processes. SFA adds efficiencies to the cable service sales process—from building route lists to printing customer receipts. Tap Audit is an easy-to-use security system for generating passing lists, capturing unauthorized connections and household voids. 

Mintek’s focus has changed significantly since it was founded in 1987. In its early years, it was primarily a value-added reseller of items such as labels, scanners, printers and other devices utilizing bar code technology. By the mid-1990s, the company’s cable customers began asking for more than data collection hardware. Teaming with one of those customers, Mintek examined the problems associated with CPE management and developed an automated data collection system—SETS. Mintek expanded its focus and reach to the lodging industry in 1999. Jerimi Ford, Mintek’s vice president in charge of development and support, drove the development of the company’s user-friendly lodging and cable solutions. 

“Our intent all along was to develop systems that were simple enough to use and that would weed out inefficiencies in work processes,” Ford says. “What we have also done is universalize access to valuable information that previously may have existed in just one person’s office.” 

Hutton says Mintek will continue to invest research dollars in pursuit of advanced, automated solutions for its lodging and cable customers. 

“Our plan is to continue to grow in the industries in which we have a strong presence, and continue to offer our customers cutting edge technology and products,” he says. “We will continue to pursue our vision of providing ‘access to information from anywhere’ by using Internet, wireless, GPS, RFID and other technologies. With the continued support of our customers and hard-working employees, we expect to continue to be leaders in the cable and lodging sectors while at the same time exploring opportunities in other industries.” 

About Software Magazine, The IT Software Journal, and Softwaremag.com: 

Software Magazine, The IT Sofware Journal, has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for more than 20 years. Softwaremag.com, its Web counterpart, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and services companies, now in its 23rd year. Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co. 

About Mintek Mobile Data Solutions: 

Dunedin, Fla.-based Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, founded in 1987, provides turn-key, mobile data solutions for the cable and lodging industries that give immediate access to customer, employee and asset information beyond the traditional office. Mintek has more than 1,000 licensed installations with more than 5,000 mobile users throughout North America. Mintek’s automation solutions extend into a variety of departments including sales, security, maintenance, engineering and asset management. For more information, call Mark Sokol, director of product marketing, at (727) 734-9175, or go to www.mintek.com.

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Mark Sokol
Director of Product Marketing
Mintek Mobile Data Solutions
(727) 734-9175
E-mail: mark.sokol@mintek.com
www.mintek.com

Glenn Hasek, President
Hasek Communications
(440) 243-2055; cell: (216) 702-0334
E-mail: hasekcom@aol.com
www.hasekcom.com


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