London – Intel introduced Thursday a fifth-generation Intel Core vPro processor family designed to meet the more demanding wireless demands of the shifting business marketplace.
The new processors are said to optimize mobile workforces, supplying built-in security, faster performance and improved manageability to help companies improve productivity.
The company also unveiled an Intel Pro Wireless Display and optional Intel Wireless Docking capabilities, and new clamshell and Ultrabook two-in-ones for business, with improved battery life and productivity benefits.
The fifth-generation Intel Cor vPro processors are said to enable better PC design innovation, wireless displays and wireless docking.
The company said businesses can choose from a variety of never-before-seen PC designs across two-in-ones, Ultrabooks, ultrathin clamshells and mini PCs that offer up to twice the battery life and more than twice the performance, with form factors up to three times thinner and 50 percent lighter than a laptop PC from four years ago.
The Intel Pro Wireless Display is based on the WiDi standard with support for key IT requirements such as wireless channel management to mitigate network congestion risk and security vulnerabilities, and the ability to efficiently update and manage adapters remotely, Intel said.
Intel Wireless Docking allows users to be rapidly connected and ready to work. Based on Intel Wireless Gigabit technology, it enables systems to automatically dock to monitors, keyboards, mice and USB accessories without the need for need for traditional mechanical docking mechanisms.
“Our goal is to enable all users to simply work better by offsetting the growing challenges of today’s businesses,” Tom Garrison, Intel business client platforms VP, said in a statement. “With new devices based on fifth-generation Intel Core vPro processors, we aim to transform the user experience by helping them compute from virtually anywhere without the clutter and burden of wires.”
Intel said the new two-in-ones, Ultrabooks, ultrathin clamshells and mini PCs are available now from 12 PC manufacturers, with more expected to announce in coming weeks.
In addition to device innovation and workplace productivity improvements, yhe new processors also provide hardware-enhanced security and manageability capabilities. When paired with the Intel solid-state drive Pro 2500 series, IT departments can implement built-in data encryption capabilities. Intel Identity Protection helps to simplify authentication and ensures access by only the right people.
Remote IT management is further improved over wired and wireless networks and across all device types with Intel Active Management Technology, even if the operating system is down or the device is powered off, Intel said.