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April 28, 2009

Absolute launches Computrace for netbooks

The system helps to track and recover netbooks

By CBR Staff Writer

Absolute Software, a provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and IT asset management systems, has launched Computrace for netbooks.

According to Absolute Software, the new system for netbooks delivers IT asset management and theft recovery to commercial customers, such as school districts, healthcare organizations and corporations.

The Computrace software Agent that supports Absolute systems is embedded in the firmware of computers from computer manufacturers at the factory or it can be installed by the customer. The Agent can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with a term ranging from one to four years.

Embedded in the firmware of a computer, the Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging, said Absolute Software.

John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software, said: Our goal is to provide visibility and security regardless of form factor and computer brand. We also feel that in today’s economic environment, organizations need this to be delivered as a simple, managed service. Computrace for Netbooks extends this value to customers who have been first to include netbooks in their mobile device population.

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