Agreement provides firmware support from AMI for Absolute's Computrace
solutions based on the Unified EFI Specification
VANCOUVER, June 26 /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, together
with American Megatrends Inc (AMI), developer of AMIBIOS(R) and Aptio(R)
firmware, today announced an alliance to provide both 32- and 64-bit
Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) support for Absolute Software's Computrace
"This agreement provides a simpler, more streamlined way to provide
firmware-based Computrace support for organizations that are utilizing AMI
Firmware Solutions," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute
Software. "The EFI module is not specific to any one processor architecture,
enabling Absolute to expand its footprint and market penetration going
"AMI's BIOS products incorporate the highest levels of customization and
engineering, allowing the flexibility and performance that OEMs require to
compete in the PC marketplace," said Subramonian Shankar, founder and CEO of
AMI. "The unique customization work that Absolute has done with EFI highlights
the versatility of our firmware products, and the level of support and
collaboration that AMI strives to provide to help keep its partners
Absolute offers products including Computrace(R)Complete(TM) and
Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops. ComputraceComplete is a comprehensive
solution that combines computer theft recovery services with the power to
delete data from lost or stolen machines, as well as secure asset tracking for
lifecycle management and regulatory compliance purposes. Computrace LoJack for
Laptops is an affordable and effective computer theft recovery service for
home office, small business and consumers.
AMI offers reliable, advanced BIOS firmware for server, desktop and
mobile applications, powering approximately 65% of all computers sold each
year globally. The EFI drop-in module is expected to be available Q4 2007.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, 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,
Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), best known for AMIBIOS,
supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to today's
high-tech manufacturers. AMI, focused on IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN),
Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Management, also offers remote
server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density
motherboards. AMI is an Associate Member with the Intel(R) Communications
Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution
providers. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China,
Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers. For
more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or
For more information on AMI, its products or services, call
1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.
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(C)2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
responsible for any content herein. All other trademarks are property of
their respective owners. 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. The Toronto Stock Exchange
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