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Say Goodbye to Conference Room Cable Roulette

Posted by Eric Townsend, Intel Corp. on May 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM


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Think about how often you’re in a conference room, fumbling with cords, trying to get a projector to work.  You plug the cable into your laptop, wait, hope that the PowerPoint you want to show will display correctly.  Or, you search for a dongle so that the VGA cord will fit your Mini HDMI display port.  Or. Or. Or.  There are 10 or 20 different scenarios and you’ve likely experienced them all.  Heaven forbid if more than one person needs to plug in a laptop.  Then the scene plays out all over again.

In my quarterly meeting, we waste between 40 and 50 minutes getting laptops to display correctly because 8 different folks routinely present information.  That’s almost an hour of time we could spend working productively or sharing other information.

But with the introduction of Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi), all this is about to change.  Pro WiDi is available in 5th generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors and I have already seen the ways it is helping transform work.   The technology enables companies to wirelessly connect to projectors and displays via a WiFi Direct connection (not through their networks), while also delivering the security, flexibility, and configuration capabilities not found in consumer solutions. 

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Internet of Things: How Much Bandwidth Do 25 Billion Devices Need?

Posted by Eric Townsend, Intel Corp. on Mar 10, 2015 11:17:39 AM


From the 747 that sends sensor data to the ground to the smartphones and tablets we all carry and use, from machine sensors that alert manufacturers about required maintenance to fitness trackers that upload data about calories and activities, the Internet of Things – or IoT – is already here, folks. 

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