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Kensington Launches New Developers Kit to Simplify Security Slot Adoption by Laptop and Ultra-Mobile Device Manufacturers


Physical Security Solutions Leader Extends More Than 20 Years of OEM Support with New Mini Security Slot Specification for Ultra-Thin Mobile Devices

Redwood Shores, CA, December 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced a new Developers Kit for laptop and ultra-thin mobile device manufacturers looking to offer physical security features for devices of all sizes. Kensington, the provider of the trusted security slot industry standard, is extending its OEM support with innovative options for devices of multiple form factors including options for even the smallest mobile devices.

Kensington is the market leader in locking-slot specifications, locking technology and physical device locks. With over 20 million units sold, the company is the de facto standard in security slot technology. For more than 20 years, Kensington has delivered security products to businesses, large and small, including leading retailers, telecommunications companies, health providers and global financial institutions — as well as the technology manufacturers that supply them.

“The increasing enterprise demand for BYOD device security is creating a significant market opportunity for manufacturers that offer built-in physical security solutions to protect their customers from the increasing risk of loss or theft of intellectual property,” said Rob Humphrey, Director of Global Business Development, Security Products, Kensington. “With our comprehensive OEM Developers Kit and new Security Slot Specifications, we are making it easy for laptop and mobile device manufacturers to deliver the rock-solid security features customers want, regardless of the size of their device.”

Over its history, Kensington has delivered security products that are compatible with nearly every major device manufacturer — including Dell®, HP®, Lenovo®, Toshiba®, and Samsung®. In fact, 99 percent of all business laptops, incorporate the Kensington Security Slot.

With its new Security Slot Development Kit, Kensington is underscoring its support for laptop and device manufacturers with simplified options, in multiple form factors, so that security slot technology can be integrated into any device with ease. The kit offers options for ultra-slim, slim and moderate form factor devices, laptops and peripherals. It also provides expert guidance on slot implementations including slot strength and device shell materials so that the slot will deliver exceptional protection in the areas of torque or pull, and provide a compatible fit with Kensington locking technology.

Kensington invented the computer security slot more than 20 years ago, and consistently introduces new, innovative products and solutions designed to protect organizations' most vital assets — computing devices and confidential data. Kensington's family of physical security accessories, including ClickSafe®, MicroSaver®, SecureBack™, Desktop and Peripherals locking kit, and the industry standard Kensington Security Slot™, is designed to address the escalating demand for protection against loss of devices and data.

The Kensington Security Slot Development Kit is available now. The Development Kit consists of a Security Slot Development Guide, a Slot Sample, a Mobile and Ultra-Thin Laptop Lock. This comprehensive kit will allow OEM and ODM developers to test the locks in a slot and determine the exact fit and requirements to implement into their devices.

If you are an OEM or ODM developer and are interested in receiving the Kensington Development Kit, please visit: www.kensington.com/securityslot.

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About Kensington
Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands, a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
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