Intel Announces 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro Platforms

The platform improvements include embedded security and remote management features, making them suitable for forthcoming Ultrabook devices. By Admin

Chipmaker Intel Corp. has announced the availability of its 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro processor-based platforms for business and intelligent systems. Businesses can take advantage of the latest Intel Core vPro processor platform through a multitude of devices, including Ultrabook devices, laptops, desktops, workstations, and all-in-one PCs.Intel Announces 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro Platforms

The enhancements to the Intel Core vPro platform are designed to “provide a more secure platform for business computing and drive the next wave of innovation in intelligent systems,” according to a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB.

“The Intel Core vPro processor-based platforms address the realities of today’s business climate,” the press release states, “where data integrity and organizational efficiency create a competitive advantage.”

EMBEDDED SECURITY
New capabilities embed security at every layer, including the silicon. Software innovation enables IT managers to set up and configure systems within minutes to quickly implement compelling solutions. Additionally, the enhanced graphics and secure manageability help accelerate the transition and growth in intelligent systems for the retail, industrial, and healthcare industries.

To defend against identity theft, Intel has introduced Intel Identity Protection Technology with public key infrastructure (Intel IPT with PKI) and included it in Intel Core vPro processors. The technology provides a new second layer of authentication embedded into the PC that enables websites and business networks to validate that a legitimate user is logging in from a trusted PC by using a private key stored in a PC’s firmware.  

The latest version of the Intel Core vPro Processor platform also features Intel OS Guard and Intel Secure Key. Intel Secure Key, with Intel AES New Instructions, protects media, data and assets from loss, while Intel OS Guard detects and prevents malware.

Strengthened security from the Intel Core vPro processor platform and McAfee includes tools such as ePO Deep Command and enables secure data exchange across increasingly connected ecosystems.

REMOTE MANAGEMENT & AUTOMATION
The Intel Core vPro Processor family includes Intel Active Management Technology (IntelAMT) to remotely manage computing issues. Businesses in a range of industries can use Intel AMT to achieve power savings, remote management, and inventory control.

Industrial computing systems can also use third generation Intel Core processors, for example, to consolidate multiple automation functions onto one platform, helping factories can achieve greater efficiencies in managing all devices and systems. Once all devices and systems are connected, an organization can collect real-time data for decision making, diagnosis, and predictive maintenance.

INTELLIGENT PERFORMANCE
The third generation Intel Core vPro processors put greater performance in the hands of more information workers, giving them the ability to access and glean insights from all the information accumulating in their data banks, right on their PC.

Additionally, the third generation Intel Core vPro processor family drives significant improvements in compute performance as well as media and graphics capabilities for intelligent systems. For example, the support for up to three independent displays makes it possible for a digital sign to drive more displays out of one system versus the previous-generation Intel Core processors.

With Intel Quick Sync Video and IntelClear Video HD Technology, medical diagnostic equipment can convert and process digital images and video streams faster, enabling delivery of smoother visuals for healthcare professionals to make timely and accurate diagnoses. The technology also enables end-to-end high definition video conferencing for business users.

The performance improvements also provide the processing power needed to run real-time analytics applications such as Intel Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel AIM Suite). Intel AIM Suite is an audience detection technology designed for digital signs and retail solutions that need instant metrics gathering to offer more targeted advertising and advanced measurement.

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