Absolute Computrace Deployed on all Laptops in 1:1 Program
VANCOUVER, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced that Southern Kern Unified School District has selected Absolute Software for their 1:1 laptop program. This will allow the school district to provide a secure learning environment and safer campus for students and employees while safeguarding their investment in 1,300 laptops.
Absolute Safe Schools is an integrated program that works in conjunction with Absolute Computrace®. Overseen by the Absolute Investigations team, Absolute Safe Schools can help keep students, staff, and school environments safe. All students and staff will complete the Absolute Safe Schools program where they will learn how to avoid becoming easy targets for criminals as well as best practices for the care and security of their laptops.
Computrace has been installed and activated on all laptops in the Southern Kern Unified School District 1:1 program. The District chose Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, which have Absolute persistence technology embedded into the firmware at the factory. This provides the Southern Kern IT team with a persistent connection so they can track and secure all devices regardless of user or location. If the Computrace agent is removed (accidentally or on purpose) it will simply reinstall. And if a laptop is stolen, the Absolute Investigations team will work with local law enforcement to get the device back.
The Southern Kern Unified School District launched its 1:1 laptop program to enhance the learning experience and help achieve academic excellence. All students in grades six, seven, and eight have received a laptop and been trained on the safe use of these devices. The district chose Lenovo ThinkPad laptops because they are ruggedized and designed specifically for students. Through the laptops, students and teachers have access to a variety of applications including digital textbooks, online research, video tutorials, simulations, and adaptive math and reading practice.
"Using laptops and digital curriculum provides many benefits, including anytime, anywhere learning, increased student motivation and helping students master the Common Core State Standards," said Dan Wexler, Director of Technology at Southern Kern Unified School District.
"Our staff is incredibly happy to see students so excited to learn. Our parents strongly support the new digital curriculum and are equally excited to see their students' education flourishing as a result," said Jeffrey Weinstein, Chief Administrative Officer at Southern Kern Unified School District.
"I commend Southern Kern Unified School District for focusing on the safety of their students and employees," said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "With Absolute persistence technology, Computrace, and Absolute Safe Schools, students and staff are safer and the District's investment in Lenovo laptops is secure."
Learn more about how Southern Kern Unified School District has secured their laptop investment and protected students.
About Southern Kern Unified School District
Southern Kern Unified School District is located in Rosamond, CA. It has five schools and 3,200 students. SKUSD is the first school district in Kern County to implement a 1:1 laptop program. In August 2014, the 1:1 laptop program and digital curriculum will be expanded to Rosamond High School.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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