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Kensington Launches New Developers Kit to Simplify Security Slot Adoption by Laptop and Ultra-Mobile Device Manufacturers

 
Kensington Launches New Developers Kit to Simplify Security Slot  Adoption by Laptop and Ultra-Mobile Device Manufacturers

12/9/2014

Physical Security Solutions Leader Extends More Than 20 Years of OEM Support with New Mini Security Slot Specification for Ultra-Thin Mobile Devices

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced a new Developers Kit for laptop and ultra-thin mobile device manufacturers looking to offer physical security features for devices of all sizes. Kensington, the provider of the trusted security slot industry standard, is extending its OEM support with innovative options for devices of multiple form factors including options for even the smallest mobile devices.

 

Kensington is the market leader in locking-slot specifications, locking technology and physical device locks. With over 20 million units sold, the company is the de facto standard in security slot technology. For more than 20 years, Kensington has delivered security products to businesses, large and small, including leading retailers, telecommunications companies, health providers and global financial institutions — as well as the technology manufacturers that supply them.

 

“The increasing enterprise demand for BYOD device security is creating a significant market opportunity for manufacturers that offer built-in physical security solutions to protect their customers from the increasing risk of loss or theft of intellectual property,” said Rob Humphrey, Director of Global Business Development, Security Products, Kensington. “With our comprehensive OEM Developers Kit and new Security Slot Specifications, we are making it easy for laptop and mobile device manufacturers to deliver the rock-solid security features customers want, regardless of the size of their device.”

 

Over its history, Kensington has delivered security products that are compatible with nearly every major device manufacturer — including Dell®, HP®, Lenovo®, Toshiba®, and Samsung®. In fact, 99 percent of all business laptops, incorporate the Kensington Security Slot.

 

With its new Security Slot Development Kit, Kensington is underscoring its support for laptop and device manufacturers with simplified options, in multiple form factors, so that security slot technology can be integrated into any device with ease. The kit offers options for ultra-slim, slim and moderate form factor devices, laptops and peripherals. It also provides expert guidance on slot implementations including slot strength and device shell materials so that the slot will deliver exceptional protection in the areas of torque or pull, and provide a compatible fit with Kensington locking technology.

 

Kensington invented the computer security slot more than 20 years ago, and consistently introduces new, innovative products and solutions designed to protect organizations' most vital assets — computing devices and confidential data. Kensington's family of physical security accessories, including ClickSafe®, MicroSaver®, SecureBack, Desktop and Peripherals locking kit, and the industry standard Kensington Security Slot, is designed to address the escalating demand for protection against loss of devices and data.

 

The Kensington Security Slot Development Kit is available now. The Development Kit consists of a Security Slot Development Guide, a Slot Sample, a Mobile and Ultra-Thin Laptop Lock. This comprehensive kit will allow OEM and ODM developers to test the locks in a slot and determine the exact fit and requirements to implement into their devices.

If you are an OEM or ODM developer and are interested in receiving the Kensington Development Kit, please visit: www.kensington.com/securityslot.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for nearly 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™. Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions. 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com/ or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.