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September 08, 2006

Intel Introduces vPro Technology Solutions for Higher PC Computing Performance

By Laura Stotler
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Intel (News - Alert) Corporation has introduced the Intel vPro technology, a package of hardware and software solutions that utilizes Intel Core 2 Duo processors to enable businesses to get better value and higher levels of computing performance from their PCs.
The vPro technology has already been introduced into new desktop PCs by computer makers worldwide, and additional systems will expected to become available from all leading manufacturers. The vPro technology features the second generation of Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), Intel Virtualization Technology, the Intel Q965 Express chipset and the Intel 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection.
The features offer increased manageability and better security for large and small businesses, as well as potential costs savings. Intel is also releasing more than 20 case studies representing the trials of a variety of businesses, IT service outsourcers and managed service providers. The company expects the outcomes to result in labor costs savings and reduced PC maintenance costs resulting from reduced IT deskside visits.
The vPro technology has been integrated into Intel’s Stable Image Platform program, offering consistent and predictable PC platform transitions. This program guarantees Intel software stack and driver availability for a longer period of time from a product’s launch. It also enables IT managers to test and qualify a PC once instead of being forced to requalify a system for multiple hardware and software changes.
vPro-based PCs feature the latest Intel graphics, which meet all Microsoft (News - Alert) requirements for the upcoming Windows Vista Premium hardware logo. The company will roll out a new Centrino Duo mobile technology platform in 2007 codenamed Santa Rosa. This platform will extend enhanced IT manageability and PC fleet security benefits to laptops.
"Very simply, vPro is a change of course in the way businesses and IT managers view and use PCs," said Robert Crooke, vice president and general manager of Intel's Business Client Group. "We are packing in features that address what plagues businesses most—security threats, cost of ownership, resource allocation, asset management and uptime—into a single platform that is powered by the greatest multi-core processor in the world."
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Laura Stotler writes about IP Communications and related topics for TMCnet. She has covered VoIP and related technologies for seven years, contributing to Internet Telephony magazine and TMCnet, and as a freelance writer. To see more articles, please visit: Laura Stotler’s columnist page.


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