Intel has announced its new and advanced fifth-generation vPro processors that are aimed at transforming the workplace by providing a more effective and fast way to connect devices without the use of wires and cables.
vPro technology is not new to Intel as it has been in existence for about nine years now, with the chipmaker claiming that there are around 100 million units currently installed and in use in corporations around the world.
The company also says it registered significant growth in the period between 2013 and 2014, which influenced the launch of the new vPro technology processors for businesses.
New Intel vPro platform has been designed to function not just as the normal processors but also as a networking platform that aims to provide better performance, manageability in the workplace, stability as well as enhance security for the sensitive data shared across different platforms.
Speaking during the launch, Tom Garrison, the VP and General Manager for Intel Business Client Platforms said the new technology is aimed at transforming the workplaces to provide a better working environment that enables for creativity and an easier way for employees to exchange ideas.
“Through new devices based on the fifth generation Intel Core vPro chips, Intel aims to transform user experience by allowing for better computing from anywhere without the usual clutter and burden of wires,” said Garrison.
So just how does Intel’s new vPro technology plan to eliminate the use of wires in the workplace and increase mobility?
With the new 5th generation Intel Core vPro processors, Intel seeks to address three specific areas to enable a better way to work and provide improved experience for users and companies, which include PC design innovation, wireless display and wireless docking.
Under the PC design innovation, businesses can choose from a variety of the now more streamlined PC designs across 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, ultrathin clamshells and mini PCs in order to fully take advantage of the vPro experience.
Built to provide faster speeds of up to 2.5x and increase the device’s battery life by about two-fold, the vPro platform will support Wireless Display technology through an adapter dubbed Intel Pro WiDi and Intel’s Wireless Docking that allows devices to wirelessly transmit data.
Intel Pro WiDi is a small gadget through which PCs establish a wireless connection and spots a HDMI support that connects to the screen display, thus allowing what is on the PC to manifest on the large display.
Using the WiDi adapter eliminates any need of connection cables that have been traditionally used to link PCs to displays, especially when making presentations in a conference room or even when watching a video from a PC.
Then there is the Wireless Docking offing by Intel for the workplace that will allow an employee to connect their mobile device to any workstation the moment they are in range, allowing for different OEMs to connect to the same docking system.
This translates that once a user places their mobile device on a work desk they can immediately begin using the keyboard and desktop monitor on that work station to access a project on their devices, eliminating the need for more time to connect the two using cables.
With these new technologies, Intel believes that productivity of an organisation is bound to increase as transforming the workplace by cutting cords will ensure employees are in a better position to be more creative and share ideas with co-workers.
Also, through the new vPro technology, users can be assured of not needing to carry their charging cables to meeting rooms, since the battery life of their PCs has also been improved to last for a much longer time.