Laptop theft recovery and data protection service now available
at leading U.S. consumer electronics retailer
VANCOUVER, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or
the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented,
computer theft recovery, data protection and secure IT asset management
solutions announced today that its Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops product
line is now available at the 1,010 Best Buy U.S. stores and online at
"We're excited to introduce LoJack for Laptops to the largest specialty
retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S.," said Mark Grace, Vice President
of Consumer Business for Absolute. "Adding Best Buy as a retail partner will
further our reach into the U.S. market while making it more convenient for
consumers to purchase computer security along with their new computer."
Absolute is now offering its home and home office computer theft recovery
and data protection service, LoJack for Laptops Premium, to Best Buy
customers. With LoJack for Laptops Premium subscribers can:
- Have the Absolute Theft Recovery Team work with law enforcement to
gather evidence and get their stolen computer back
- Remotely delete sensitive information
- Rest easy with a $1,000 Service Guarantee(1)
How Absolute's LoJack for Laptops Solutions Work
LoJack for Laptops is powered by Absolute's patented Computrace
technology. The Computrace Agent is virtually undetectable and calls home to
the Absolute Monitoring Center with location information. When embedded in the
firmware of computers from leading computer manufacturers, Computrace can
survive operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats,
replacements and re-imaging.(2) The Computrace Agent can be activated by
customers when they purchase a subscription for LoJack for Laptops ranging
from 1-4 years.
Backed by the Absolute Theft Recovery Team
All Absolute theft recovery solutions are backed by the efforts of the
Absolute Theft Recovery Team. When a computer equipped with Computrace is
reported stolen, the Computrace Agent sends a silent signal over the Internet
to the Absolute Monitoring Center, allowing the Absolute Theft Recovery Team
to forensically mine the computer using a variety of procedures including key
captures, registry scanning, file scanning, geolocation, and other
investigative techniques to determine who has the computer and how it is being
used. Absolute then works with local law enforcement to recover the computer.
Staffed by former law enforcement officers, the team finds stolen computers
through their relationships with over 1,000 police departments around the
world. With over 650 years of combined law enforcement experience, the
Absolute Theft Recovery Team recovers an average of over 60 lost or stolen
computers on a weekly basis.
The PC version of LoJack for Laptops by Absolute Software is now
available at Best Buy U.S. retail locations and bestbuy.com.
For more information about Absolute and its line of Computrace and LoJack
for Laptops solutions visit www.lojackforlaptops.com and www.absolute.com.
(1) For complete Service Guarantee details visit
(2) For a complete list of firmware-supported computers visit
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(R) 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 firmware of computers by global
leaders, including ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, Gammatech, Gateway, General Dynamics
Itronix, 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, visit www.absolute.com and
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties, including but not limited to statements regarding the
performance of Absolute's services and technologies, the possible outcomes of
a theft recovery or Data Delete effort, and the availability of Absolute
products and services, among others. These forward-looking statements relate
to, among other things, the expected performance of our services and products,
possible guarantee payment eligibility, and other expectations, intentions and
plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. When used
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similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These
statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology
and general market conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties
you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
(C)2009 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. 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. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange
has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news
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