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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Intel Launches 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro Platforms
Intel has announced the availability of its 3rd
Generation Intel Core vPro processor-based platforms for
business and intelligent systems.
The enhancements to the Intel Core vPro processor
platform provide a more secure platform for business
computing. New capabilities embed security at every
layer, including the silicon. New software allows IT
managers to set up and configure systems within minutes.
Additionally, the enhanced graphics and secure
manageability help accelerate the transition and growth
in intelligent systems for the retail, industrial, and
To defend against identity theft, Intel introduced Intel
Identity Protection Technology with public key
infrastructure (Intel IPT with PKI) into Intel Core vPro
processors. The technology provides a new second layer
of authentication embedded into the PC that allows
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. Intel has been
working with solution providers and online Web
properties such as Feitian, InfoSERVER, Symantec and
VASCO to take advantage of Intel IPT technology to
safeguard users? identity.
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 allow for secure data exchange across
connected ecosystems such as healthcare where doctor?s
offices share sensitive information with labs and
The Intel Core vPro Processor family also includes Intel
Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) to remotely
manage computing issues. Businesses in a range of
industries can use Intel AMT to achieve power savings,
remote management and inventory control. For example,
retailers with point-of-sale machines, digital signs or
other intelligent devices can remotely diagnose and
quickly fix problems over their network so customer
transactions are not interrupted and sales are not lost.
Industrial computing systems can also use 3rd generation
Intel Core processors to consolidate multiple automation
functions onto one platform so factories can achieve
greater efficiencies in managing all devices and
systems. Once all devices and systems are connected,
factory managers can collect real-time data for decision
making, diagnosis and predictive maintenance.
Additionally, the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro
processor family drives improvements in compute
performance as well as media and graphics capabilities.
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 Intel Clear Video HD Technology,
medical diagnostic equipment can convert and process
digital images and video streams faster, enabling
delivery of smoother visuals for healthcare
professionals. 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.