The Active Protection System (APS), available on many ThinkPad® notebook models, employs airbag-like technology to protect the hard drive. The system has an integrated motion sensor that continuously monitors the movement of the notebook, and, if a sudden change in motion is detected, it temporarily stops the hard drive to protect it from a potential crash.
ThinkVantage Communications Utility is a free program that enables you to change all settings for the integrated camera, microphone and audio functions at one place in order to optimize the Video and Voice over the Internet (VOIP) experience. You can mute the camera during the video chat and share your screen during a VOIP conference.
Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software for Windows is a free package that allows you to enable the ThinkPad Bluetooth 3.0 and the ThinkPad Bluetooth 4.0 devices. The application is absolutely free and it can be used to add functions over the Microsoft Bluetooth program.
ThinkVantage Access Connections is a connectivity assistant program for your ThinkPad computer. It enables you to quickly switch the network settings and Internet settings by selecting a location profile. You can define the network settings and Internet settings in the Location Profile for modem/wired LAN/Wireless LAN network devices, and then restore that profile whenever you need it.
ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software is a desktop security and convenience product. Its features provide a sophisticated security architecture protecting your computer from attacks by unauthorized persons. ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software offers top-level user convenience, it is easy to use.
ThinkPad UltraNav Utility allows you to configure the TrackPoint and Trackpad. The utility works to laptops which are using this kind of tracking and movement support. The utility is free and works with the recent versions of the Windows operating system.
VeriFace is a piece of software for identifying a person's digital image using a Lenovo IdeaPad. This face-recognition software is usually used in security systems, but Veriface is mainly suitable for enhanced Windows log-in actions or for various file encryption and decryption purposes.
Rapid Boot Extreme is an optimized Lenovo Preload designed to allow a T420s to boot up in just a few seconds. This includes changes to BIOS, and optimizations to the regular software preload to allow for a fast boot up.The Rapid Boot extreme feature can allow the ThinkPad T420s to boot in seconds, but delays the startup of some applications, drivers and features.
RapidBoot Shield is a utility that reduces the boot complete time of PC running Windows 7 operating systems. If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions. - When you disable RapidBoot Shield, open RapidBoot Shield GUI and uncheck "Enable RapidBoot Shield".
Lenovo Mouse Suite is a free program that allows you to configure the mouse connected to your computer. It provides support for devices such as: - USB Optical Wheel Mouse (FRU PN:41U3013, 41U3030, 89Y1273, 89Y1274, 89Y1275) - Lenovo USB Laser Mouse (FRU PN: 78Y4401, 41U3078) - Lenovo Ultraslim Plus Wireless Mouse.
Lenovo Motion Control is a free program that brings you the gesture recognition technology. The Lenovo Motion Control suppots the following apps: - Windows Media Player - Windows Media Player Classic - Windows Live Gallery - Picasa - Windows Photo Viewer - Adobe Reader - Microsoft PowerPoint.
Productivity Center guides you to a host of information and tools to help you set up, understand, maintain, and enhance your ThinkPad notebook or ThinkCentre desktop.
ThinkVantage Password Manager allows users to save passwords for Web sites and Windows applications, and subsequently auto-fills those passwords when the user visits those Web sites or logs on to the application. Password Manager provides a user interface that allows the user to review and modify entries stored in the password database.
The Message Center displays informative messages about your system. When you have a new message, the Message Center icon, located on your system tray, will turn from blue to yellow and a bubble message will appear. To read details about the new message, double-click the Message Center icon.
Presentation Director is a display configuration utility for your ThinkPad computer that enables you to create, manage, and use presentation and display schemes. You can access these schemes through an on-screen display menu that is shown when you press the Fn + F7 key combination on your keyboard (Fn+F7 on-screen function).
Lenovo Mobile Broadband Connect is an application for ThinkPad systems to support mobile broadband (3G) activation and connection to various service providers. This supports service providers for both cdma and gsm technology. This provides information about service plans, rates and ways to signup and activate the wireless wan adapter for mobile broadband connection.
ThinkVantage GPS (Global Positioning System) receives signals from the GPS satellites and determines the location of your ThinkPad. This package installs the software (GPS driver) to enable the following devices: Ericsson F3507g, Qualcomm HS-USB, Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB, Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi 3000 HS-USB, Sierra Wireless MC7700-Gobi 4000 HS-USB, etc.
Creator Small Business Edition is only provided for Lenovo systems that have included CD writers. Systems that have DVD writers should get Roxio Creator Small Busines Edition with MyDVD. This package comes with a grant of rights for network distribution and imaging to applicable Lenovo PCs.
LenovoEMC Storage Manager for Windows (LSM) installs on Windows-based PCs to easily discover and connect to LenovoEMC, Lenovo, and Iomega network storage devices. LSM allows multiple computers to interact with your network storage device and assigns drive letters for browsing device shares.
Handy software application that enables the use of the biometric fingerprint reader instead of the classic passwords in order to logon to the PC.