Intel has lifted the lid on its new Banias mobile PC platform, which it says will offer a battery life of up to 4.5 hours, thin and light form factors and integrated wireless connectivity.
Banias is based on an entirely new processor micro-architecture, and offers dual band wireless connectivity. It is backward compatible with existing wireless local area network (Lan) infrastructures.
At the same time, Intel's Proset utility software will allow Banias users to move from a wired connection to a high-speed wireless Lan connection without having to shut down applications.
"Intel is taking an holistic approach to designing for mobility, from the way Banias was designed for low power consumption and high performance, to the work that Intel is doing with other companies to address wireless security and ease-of-use issues," said Anand Chandrasekher, vice president of Intel's mobile platforms group.
The company will collaborate with digital trust services company Verisign to address wireless security issues for notebooks based on the Banias processor.
In particular the two companies will focus on enhanced remote access and messaging, single sign on and trusted peer-to-peer computing allowing employees to access corporate networks with fewer steps for authentication and without a separate hardware token.
"This is a significant step in addressing authentication and security issues, both of which are critical for end users who desire increased mobility," Chandrasekher said.
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