COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - For the sixth straight year, ARCOS, Inc. has won a Fast 50 Award -- the annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing emerging companies in Central Ohio. The Columbus Business First Fast 50 Award recognizes companies for financial growth and performance over the past three years. The ARCOS(SM) Callout and Scheduling Suite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that utility and power-generation plant dispatchers and managers use to automatically identify and call available crews, analyze responses and report on the outcome. ARCOS's SIREN(SM) notification software creates and sends emergency notices or updates to utility employees via email, voicemail or text messages.

"We've earned a place on the Fast 50 list every year since 2007, in part, because our software gives utility companies a faster way to get workers safely to the scene of gas leaks and power outages," said Mitchell McLeod, chairman and founder of ARCOS, Inc. "Behind our software are people with a keen sense of urgency, dedication and ingenuity making sure our products deliver as promised. If a problem ever arises, our customer service team is there around the clock, every day with a live support representative."

Since January, ARCOS has announced contracts with Southern California Edison, Sam Houston Electric Co-op, Gainesville (Fla.) Regional Utilities and Central Maine Power Company. ARCOS is also the callout system of record for all electric utilities in the State of New York. The ARCOS(SM) Callout and Scheduling Suite can shave as much as 30 minutes off the time customers are without power. And for utility executives, the ARCOS software eliminates workplace grievances related to crew callout.

"Along with the new contracts we've announced, we're seeing a terrific rate for multi-year contract renewals," said McLeod. "That's a vote of confidence in ARCOS, and it will help us as we aim for a spot on next year's Fast 50 list."

About ARCOS, Inc.
Nineteen of the top 25 U.S. utilities rely on the ARCOS (SM) Callout and Scheduling Suite. When the power goes out, a gas leak is reported or another emergency occurs, the award-winning, SaaS-based ARCOS Suite instantaneously finds, assembles and tracks repair crews, reducing outage interruptions and improving restoration time for electric, gas and power plant utilities. For more information, visit or call 614-396-5500.

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