Posted by Skyhook Wireless
Wi-Fi Positioning Determines Location of Stolen Macs
LEUVEN, Belgium and BOSTON, MA - January 27, 2009 - Orbicule, developers of innovative Mac OS X software, today announced the integration of Wi-Fi Positioning software from Skyhook Wireless into Undercover. Undercover is a theft-recovery application that can track any stolen Mac.
"Laptop theft is a serious threat to Mac owners," said Peter Schols, president of Orbicule. "Including laptop recovery software with Wi-Fi Positioning from Skyhook Wireless gives Mac owners the best chance to recover their stolen computer."
Undercover uses advanced methodologies to help Mac owners recover their stolen property. Primarily, the application determines the thief's location with Wi-Fi Positioning from Skyhook Wireless. In addition, Undercover is the only theft-recovery solution transmitting screenshots from the stolen Mac to help reveal the thief's identity. Undercover also snaps mugshots of the thief using the iSight camera built into every new Mac.
Another world's first for Undercover is an ingenious plan B: Undercover can simulate a hardware failure on the stolen Mac, urging the thief to bring the stolen Mac to an Apple store for repair, where it can be recovered.
"The use of Wi-Fi Positioning from Skyhook Wireless in the Undercover application demonstrates how consumers can benefit from innovative uses of location," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless.
Undercover 3 is available for download at http://orbicule.com/undercover. A single user license costs $49. Site licenses and education licenses are available as well.