Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, the leading provider of durable, reliable mobile PCs, the leading provider of patented, firmware-based, Computrace Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, have extended Absolute’s BIOS-based security to the Panasonic Toughbook notebook line.

Effective immediately, Panasonic has embedded BIOS support for Absolute’s Computrace-enabled security solutions with the CF-19 and CF-30 rugged notebooks and the CF-T5 business-rugged tablet alternative. The ultraportable CF-W5 and thin-and-light CF-Y5 business-rugged models, as well as the CF-74 semi-rugged notebook, are scheduled to begin shipping with Computrace embedded in early-2007. Additional models will follow later in 2007. In addition to supporting Absolute applications at the BIOS level, Panasonic will also resell Absolute Computrace Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking software.

“Panasonic’s highly mobile customers rely on durable and secure mobile computing power as they need data at their fingertips while in the field,” said John Livingston, President and CEO of Absolute Software. “Computrace protects these invaluable computing assets, which often contain confidential and sensitive data, against loss or theft. With Computrace, Panasonic’s customers can now securely track their Toughbooks in any mobile or remote environment and, if lost or stolen, can locate and recover them, as well as remotely delete sensitive data – as required.”

The addition of BIOS-level Computrace support on a wide range of Toughbooks builds on Panasonic’s history of designing, manufacturing and supporting mobile computers known for their industry-leading reliability and security.

“Panasonic customers – from extreme users who require a rugged computer, to more mainstream business users for whom the physical and data security of their notebooks is also mission-critical – have always counted on Toughbooks as the computer they can rely on,” said David Dunkak, director, professional services, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. “Adding BIOS-level support for Computrace, and distributing Absolute’s Computrace suite of products and services, is another demonstration of Panasonic’s continued commitment to offer reliable and secure mobile computing solutions for global enterprises, government users and small-to-medium businesses.”

If a missing computer protected by Computrace Complete is not recovered within 60 days, the customer may be eligible for a Recovery Guarantee payment of up to $1000. Certain terms and conditions apply – see Absolute’s website for details. For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, please visit

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Toughbooks are available through authorized Panasonic Toughbook resellers nationwide and, online, via “Buy Now” partners found at Please visit for more information.