Absolute demonstrates its industry-leading laptop theft protection
service at NECC 2007 and gets high marks from K-12 institutions
ATLANTA, GA, June 25 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation (TSX: ABT),
the leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computrace(R) Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, announces
from the National Educational Computing Conference (Booth No.2613-5) in
Atlanta, GA, that demand for its Computrace solution from K-12 institutions in
the U.S., Europe and Canada continues to increase.
In the U.S., 15 of the top 25 largest school districts are using
Computrace to protect their computing assets, in addition many others are
expanding rollout of the solution each year, including:
- New York City Department of Education, NY: The largest school
district in North America, with approximately 1.1 million students
enrolled, this long-time customer of Absolute continues to expand its
implementation of Computrace.
- Tulsa Public Schools, OK: Largest school district in Oklahoma, with
approximately 42,000 students.
- Richardson ISD, TX: Located in northern Dallas County, this school
district serves more than 34,000 students.
- Hayward USD, CA: Includes 33 K-12 schools serving more than 24,000
- Edmonds School District, WA: Diverse suburban district in Lynnwood,
serving approximately 21,500 students.
- Dysart School District, AZ: Fastest growing school system in Arizona,
with over 20,000 students. Since 2000, the district has more than
tripled in size.
- Waterloo School District, IA: Fifth largest school district in Iowa,
with an enrollment of approximately 10,500 students.
Note: The student populations cited above do not correlate to the exact
number of Computrace units that have been sold.
John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software, said, "Over the
last two years, there has been acceleration in schools deploying One-to-One
Student Computing Initiatives across North America. At the same time
Computrace has become, within the leading K-12 districts, an integral program
component to ensure the ongoing success of their one to one initiative.
Consequently, we have seen a significant increase in demand for Absolute's
computer theft protection, data security and reliable laptop computer
inventory tracking capabilities in the education market."
Absolute's Computrace solutions help educational institutions track and
recover stolen or missing computers, remotely delete sensitive data, detect
unauthorized software or missing hardware, and generate asset reports for
upgrades, roll-outs and PC retirement.
For more information on Absolute's success in Education, please visit
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba,
and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others,
including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace,
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(C)2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
Computrace U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280,
No. 5,896,497, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, and
No. 6,507,914. Canadian patents No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K.
patents No. EP793823 and No. GB2338101. German patent
No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045.
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