Intel Corporation has announced a new brand called Intel Centrino Pro processor technology, extending features designed for desktop business PCs called Intel vPro processor technology into its forthcoming high-performance laptop offering.
With these technologies IT departments will be able to manage both desktops and notebooks and deal with security threats, cost of ownership, resource allocation, and asset management wirelessly.
With Intel Centrino Pro processor technology, IT managers will be able to manage and protect their notebooks over Wi-Fi. In addition, administrators can manage both wired notebooks and desktop PCs regardless of their power state or the health of the PC.
Intel Centrino Pro processor technology will be available in the second quarter this year as part of the company's planned introduction of the next generation Centrino processor technology code named 'Santa Rosa.' Both business and consumer notebook users will benefit from the Intel Core 2 Duo processors, which are at the heart of the platform. The latest versions offer higher performance while also delivering energy efficiency and battery life.
The new platform will incorporate a new wireless component, Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N, providing support for the draft 802.11n specification.