ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LIGATT Security International (Pink Sheets:LGTT), a cyber security company, today announced that the company has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. LIGATT's first shipment of 300 copies came from Georgia Techs' bookstore, owned and operated by Barnes and Noble, Inc.
"We are very excited about this signing and look forward to proving that LocatePC will help reduce and recover the number of laptops that are stolen on college campuses," says Richard Barry, Director of Business Development of LIGATT Security. "This is a very important relationship for us. This is the first of many locations with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers where we anticipate product promotions, demonstrations and other customer activities. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is another entrée into the retail distribution space for LIGATT Security and LocatePC."
Acquired by Barnes and Noble, Inc. in 2009, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. operates bookstores at more than 600 U.S. colleges and universities. It was formerly a separate company, and Barnes & Noble chairman Leonard S. Riggio owned a controlling interest in the company and is its chairman.
The company also operates the self-proclaimed "world's largest bookstore," located on Fifth Avenue and 18th Street in New York City. This flagship store carries a large variety of textbooks, medical books, and medical supplies in addition to the various trade titles carried at Barnes & Noble's main stores.
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers outreach is to over 4 million students and approximately 250,000 faculty members. This deal gives LIGATT Security International a great opportunity to place the company's signature product, LocatePC, into a highly visible marketplace. LocatePC will allow students, faculty, and alumni to track a stolen computer. Additionally, LocatePC enables the computer owner to retrieve, delete and protect sensitive data, shut down a computer, turn on a key logger to record the thief's activities, and send a message to the computer screen that cannot be closed. LIGATT Security is finding that it may be more important to an individual to actually physically be able to retrieve and protect sensitive data than to actually retrieve the personal computer itself.
"The functions and features of our product are the best in the industry. LocatePC is the least expensive solution for protecting consumers. This is another major accomplishment for LIGATT Security International in our strategy to educate consumers about computer security and personal data protection," comments Barry.
Some of their college partners include: Clemson University, The Ohio State University, University of Akron, University of Delaware, Ball State University, California State University, University of Michigan, and Texas A&M University.
About LIGATT Security International
LSI is a hi-tech security company that focuses on computer security and cyber-crime investigation. It is a publicly traded company whose mission is to be the nation's leading provider of hi-tech crime investigations, by protecting their clients against Black Hat Hacking one CPU at a time.
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About Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
A well-run college bookstore is a focal point for campus life and learning: it enhances educational offerings, enlivens culture, and puts dollars back into your school. At Barnes & Noble, we leverage years of experience to build bookstores that succeed, and we deliver the service and solutions that bring exceptional value to your campus.
Barnes & Noble is the nation's most trusted bookselling brand.
Textbooks have always been at the heart of what we do, yet we also strive to create an engaging retail environment that offers students a place to relax, study, and build collegiate spirit through athletic apparel and custom branded merchandise. We bring together industry-leading resources to enhance our operations -- from creative, trend-setting merchandise to effective store design and marketing. And we're committed to hiring and developing the very best in-store team to make sure that our stores are well stocked, efficiently managed, and effectively promoted. Our campus outreach programs educate faculty and staff about the book ordering process and how it benefits their students. Our creative, forward-thinking marketing promotions create energy and excitement and drive traffic into our stores. And our Cash For Books program helps students save money while boosting our used book inventory.
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