Vancouver, Canada: July 19, 2006 - Absolute Software Corporation, the leading provider of patented Computer Theft Recovery and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, today announced the release of its Apple Macintosh version of Computrace LoJack for Laptops, a laptop security tracking solution that locates and recovers lost or stolen computers. The new Mac version can be purchased directly through Apple retail stores, major retailers throughout North America and directly from Absolute Software.
Approximately 700,000 subscribers, including consumers, school districts, universities and colleges, corporations and government agencies currently trust Absolute Software to securely track and manage their computing assets.
John Livingston, President and CEO of Absolute Software said, "Every 53 seconds another laptop is stolen and 97% are never recovered. Losing a laptop can be expensive and distressing when you factor in the personal and sensitive data-from bank records to digital photos-that resides on it. In light of all the recent high-profile laptop thefts, consumers are once again reminded to be more vigilant than ever when it comes to protecting their mobile computing devices."
Livingston continued, "Apple notebooks, in particular, have long been a target for thieves because of their sleek design, sophisticated functionality and high resale value. With the launch of our latest Computrace LoJack for Laptops product, Mac consumers-from mobile road warriors to college students-can now benefit from the most advanced computer tracking and recovery software on the market; not to mention a little peace of mind."
BJ Mitchell, a computer security consultant in Columbia, Maryland said, "I was very happy when I heard that Absolute Software was releasing a new Mac version of its Computrace LoJack for Laptops product. I rely on my MacBook Pro constantly when I'm on the road to run my security consulting business.
I believe Computrace LoJack for Laptops is an invaluable security tool because, as I always tell my customers, the loss of intellectual capital is far worse than the loss of the actual computer itself. My friends, family and customers rely on me to recommend products and services that I believe are essential; I cannot recommend Computrace LoJack for Laptops enough."
In the event of computer theft or loss, Computrace LoJack for Laptops silently contacts Absolute's Monitoring Center when the computer connects to the Internet. The embedded software provides the stolen computer's IP address and other networking information to Absolute's Theft Recovery Team which works with local law enforcement to identify its physical location and recover the computer. If a stolen laptop is not recovered within 30 days, Absolute Software will refund the purchase of Computrace LoJack for Laptops.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops is available for Mac OS X v. 10.3 or higher. The software can run on both the PowerPC (PowerBooks) and Intel-based (MacBooks) platforms. For PC users, Computrace LoJack for Laptops is available for Windows XP. The price per unit for one year of service is US$49.99.
For more information, please visit: www.lojackforlaptops.com.