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LoJack for Laptops
TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................................................................................. 2 COMPUTRACE PERSISTENCE TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................................ 2 ABSOLUTE MONITORING CENTER .............................................................................................................. 5 CONNECTIVITY............................................................................................................................................. 6 OTHER TECHNOLOGY (Encryption, Cables, etc.) ....................................................................................... 6 PRODUCTS & FEATURES........................................................................................................................ 7 PRODUCTS................................................................................................................................................... 7 FEATURES .................................................................................................................................................... 7 Theft Recovery ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Data & Device Security.......................................................................................................................... 8 Geotechnology ....................................................................................................................................... 10 Service Guarantee ................................................................................................................................. 10 INSTALLATION & REGISTRATION ........................................................................................................... 11

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TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTRACE PERSISTENCE TECHNOLOGY
What is Computrace® persistence technology?
Computrace persistence technology consists of two components: Application Agent: This is the part of our LoJack® for Laptops technology that you install in your computer. It maintains contact with the Absolute® Monitoring Center. When you report a theft, we communicate with the Agent to determine the location of your computer, who has it, and what they’re doing with it. It is installed in the operating system by running an installer. It makes regularly scheduled calls over the internet to the Absolute Monitoring Center and provides device and location data. The Application Agent also manages the Absolute “helper” applications to support activities like data delete commands or to aid in theft recovery.

Persistence Module: Installed in the BIOS (or the firmware) of most laptops at the factory and activated during the first call of the Application Agent to the Absolute Monitoring Center. It restores the Application Agent if it’s been removed. For example, if a thief steals a computer and reinstalls the operating system, the Persistence Module restores the Agent. The Persistence Module remains dormant until the Application Agent is installed. What is BIOS?

BIOS = basic input/output system. Its primary function is to identify and initialize system component hardware (like video display cards, hard disks, etc.). The BIOS can also be referred to as firmware. Visit the BIOS page on Wikipedia for additional information.

I understand that the Persistence Module improves persistence. What is persistence and why is it of value to me?
Persistence relates to the ability of our Agent to survive operating system re-installations, hard drive reformats, hard drive replacements and hard drive re-imaging. Persistence is critical in order to survive unauthorized removal attempts if the device is at risk. The extra level of persistence provided by the Computrace BIOS Persistence Module enables the Absolute Theft Recovery Team to track...
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