Absolute Software and Assurant Solutions Offer Computrace LoJack for Laptops with Extended Warranty Programs for Consumer Notebooks
Vancouver and Atlanta.- Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT) (“Absolute”, or the “Company”), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset TrackingTM solutions and Assurant Solutions, a leading global provider of extended service contracts, today announced a program to bundle Absolute’s Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops with extended service programs offered through Assurant Solutions’ retail partner outlets, online stores and select OEM warranty programs.
Assurant Solutions, part of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ), provides service plans through more than 10,000 retail stores in the United States. Beginning in the first half of calendar 2008, Computrace LoJack for Laptops will be included with certain extended service programs when purchased in conjunction with new notebook computers at select retail locations.
According to Keith Meier, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Assurant Solutions extended service business, “Offering Computrace LoJack for Laptops with our extended warranty programs provides new computer buyers with a seamless post-purchase service experience. We can now offer computer buyers a total protection package, from extended service coverage on manufacturer defects and accidental damage to the physical recovery of lost or stolen computers.”
“With more than 600,000 laptops stolen each year, we believe that computer theft recovery is an essential computer security layer for consumers,” said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. “Together with Assurant Solutions, we are making it easy for consumers to obtain computer theft protection through the purchase of a third-party extended warranty program available in hundreds of retail stores across North America.”
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, 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. Absolute then works with local law enforcement to recover the computer backed by a money back guarantee1.
The Computrace Agent embedded in the BIOS2 of computers from the world’s leading manufacturers, is shipped turned off, and can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription to Computrace LoJack for Laptops. Subscriptions can be purchased for terms ranging from one to four years.
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