Absolute Software and American Megatrends Announce Alliance to Broaden Computrace® Firmware Support
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Press release date: June 26, 2007
Agreement provides firmware support from AMI for Absolute's Computrace solutions based on the Unified EFI Specification
VANCOUVER, June 26 / / -- 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, together with American Megatrends Inc (AMI), developer of AMIBIOS(R) and Aptio(R) firmware, today announced an alliance to provide both 32- and 64-bit Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) support for Absolute Software's Computrace solutions.
"This agreement provides a simpler, more streamlined way to provide firmware-based Computrace support for organizations that are utilizing AMI Firmware Solutions," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "The EFI module is not specific to any one processor architecture, enabling Absolute to expand its footprint and market penetration going forward."
"AMI's BIOS products incorporate the highest levels of customization and engineering, allowing the flexibility and performance that OEMs require to compete in the PC marketplace," said Subramonian Shankar, founder and CEO of AMI. "The unique customization work that Absolute has done with EFI highlights the versatility of our firmware products, and the level of support and collaboration that AMI strives to provide to help keep its partners competitive."
Absolute offers products including Computrace(R)Complete(TM) and Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops. ComputraceComplete is a comprehensive solution that combines computer theft recovery services with the power to delete data from lost or stolen machines, as well as secure asset tracking for lifecycle management and regulatory compliance purposes. Computrace LoJack for Laptops is an affordable and effective computer theft recovery service for home office, small business and consumers.
AMI offers reliable, advanced BIOS firmware for server, desktop and mobile applications, powering approximately 65% of all computers sold each year globally. The EFI drop-in module is expected to be available Q4 2007.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, please visit www.absolute.com.
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.
Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), best known for AMIBIOS, supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to today's high-tech manufacturers. AMI, focused on IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Management, also offers remote server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density motherboards. AMI is an Associate Member with the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers. For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.
For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.
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(C)2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content herein. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Computrace U.S. patents # 5,715,174, # 5,764,892, # 5,802,280, # 5,896,497, # 6,244,758, # 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, and # 6,507,914. Canadian patents # 2,284,806 and # 2,205,370. U.K. patents # EP793823 and # GB2338101. German patent # 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent # 699045. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.
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