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
"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
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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