Computrace LoJack for Laptops to be bundled with Dell CompleteCare(TM)
Accidental Damage Service
TORONTO and VANCOUVER, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Dell Canada and Absolute(R)
Software Corporation ("Absolute") (TSX:ABT) are extending an agreement to
provide computer theft recovery services to Canadian customers, building on
the success of the program announced February 6, 2007, for Dell customers in
the United States.
"Dell was the first PC manufacturer to bundle Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for
Laptops with an accidental damage warranty program. The success of this bundle
program in the U.S. suggests that an identical offer would be well received by
Dell's Canadian customers, who face similar mobile security challenges," said
John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "Dell is to be
commended for making it easy for Canadian consumers to obtain computer theft
protection through the purchase of an accidental damage warranty program."
Beginning the week of September 4th, Home, Home Office and Small Business
customers who purchase select Dell(TM) Inspiron(TM) and XPS notebooks, and opt
for CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service, will now receive Computrace LoJack
for Laptops at no additional charge. This service is available for systems
with 1 - 4 year warranties.
"Canadian consumers look to Dell for innovative technology and excellent
customer service," said Michael Lombardo, general manager, Consumer Division,
Dell Canada. "Bundling accidental damage protection with theft recovery
service is a natural fit, and will appeal to customers seeking enhanced
security options to protect their investment."
Dell's CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service provides coverage for
issues not covered under the standard limited warranty. These include spills,
drops and electrical surges. Computrace LoJack for Laptops gives consumers the
additional benefits of a recovery service that helps track missing or stolen
Brad King of King Industries Inc., in Toronto, had his Dell XPS notebook
computer stolen from his vehicle in April, 2007. "When my laptop computer was
stolen from my truck, I never believed I'd see it again, but Computrace LoJack
for Laptops helped police recover my laptop in just two weeks. I am impressed
- this product really works. As a retailer myself, I have no doubt that
Canadian consumers will benefit from Dell bundling Computrace LoJack for
Laptops with its Accidental Damage Service."
About Dell Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Dell Canada Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Dell Inc. Dell Canada is among the leaders in desktop products,
notebooks, servers and storage, and has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
and Edmonton. Information on Dell Canada and its products can be obtained on
the World Wide Web at www.dell.ca.
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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 software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including almost all new Dell notebook computers. For more information about
Absolute Software and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com. For product
information on Computrace LoJack for Laptops, please visit
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