Support for Absolute's industry standard computer theft recovery services
is now included with all of Lenovo's ThinkPad(R) and 3000 Notebook Series
VANCOUVER, March 6 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation, the leading
provider of firmware-based, patented Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection
and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, announces that all new Lenovo(TM)
3000 series notebook computers are shipping with Computrace(R) support
embedded in the BIOS.
Effective immediately, the Lenovo 3000 C Series, N Series and V Series
notebooks which feature the Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) operating system
will have BIOS-level support for Absolute Software's Computrace computer
tracking solution. The Computrace agent will be shipped turned off, and can be
activated by customers when they purchase a subscription to Absolute's
Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops service.
"Lenovo is dedicated to building the best engineered personal computers,
so we are excited about the peace of mind the Computrace solution brings to
our Lenovo 3000 (C, N, and V series) notebook customers, especially when the
computer is lost or stolen," said Greg Kilmer, Program Director, Lenovo.
"We're pleased that Lenovo is extending embedded support for Computrace
in the new 3000 Series notebooks running Microsoft Vista," said John
Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "Many ThinkPad customers
have enjoyed this important layer of protection over the past two years, and
now Lenovo's consumer and small business customers can benefit too. Once they
subscribe and activate Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Lenovo customers can
fight back to protect their notebook investment and confidential data in the
event their computer is lost or stolen."
Recent high-profile laptop thefts have highlighted the need for
individuals and organizations to include computer loss and theft protection as
a strategic part of their overall data and asset security solution. Absolute
recovers thousands of lost and stolen computers for customers every year,
helping these customers to confidently realize the benefits of mobile
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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(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Lenovo and Panasonic, and the Company
has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple and
Toshiba. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's best
engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation,
operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on
investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the
former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and
markets reliable high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and
services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more
information, see www.lenovo.com/us/en.
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(C) 2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
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No. 5,896,497, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, and
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patents No. EP793823 and No. GB2338101. German patent
No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045. The Toronto Stock
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