Vancouver, Canada, July 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- 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, announced today that HP has embedded support for Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops, an industry-leading computer theft recovery software, in the BIOS or firmware of HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs.
Support for Computrace will be embedded into HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario notebooks in a graduated roll-out. To activate the embedded support, customers will need to purchase a subscription for Computrace LoJack for Laptops. With support for the Computrace agent embedded in the BIOS, the software is able to survive operating system re-installations, hard drive reformats and hard drive replacements.
"Consumers and small business owners face similar computing security risks as large enterprise customers, but they often have fewer resources to overcome the devastating effects of a lost PC," said John Livingston, Chairman
and CEO of Absolute Software. "With embedded BIOS support for Computrace LoJack for Laptops, customers who subscribe to this service will receive the peace of mind that if their notebook is lost or stolen that there is a high
chance that it will be successfully recovered."
Computrace LoJack for Laptops is an affordable and effective computer theft recovery service for home office, small business and consumers. When a laptop is protected with Computrace LoJack for Laptops, the software installed
on the computer works behind the scenes to silently and securely contact the Absolute Monitoring Center, and if stolen, to report its location using any Internet connection. Backed by a money-back guarantee, if a stolen computer cannot be recovered within 30 days, Absolute will refund the purchase price of the software.
The Computrace agent embedded in the BIOS is shipped turned off, and can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased for terms ranging from one to four years. For more information on purchasing Computrace LoJack for Laptops, please visit
www.lojackforlaptops.com. For more information on purchasing Computrace LoJack for Laptops, please visit www.lojackforlaptops.com. For more information about purchasing Computrace LoJack for Laptops on HP Pavilion or Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs, 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, visit www.absolute.com.
For further information: Public Relations:
Dave Mason, CFA,
The Equicom Group,
(416) 815-0700 x237