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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.
Connecting business client PCs to HD displays in conference rooms creates a highly collaborative environment that streamlines meetings, simplifies communication and sharing, and accelerates decisions. The fact is, when you’re not fiddling with cables, you’re able to share more information, brainstorm more effectively, be more productive. And that’s what technology is supposed to do, right? Make us all more productive and make collaboration easy.
But the other feature that makes Pro WiDi great is that it’s secure. Because Intel Pro WiDi is a part of Intel® vPro™ technology, IT can limit connectivity to only Intel Pro WiDi-enabled displays, reducing the risk of a laptop becoming a “soft access point” back door for malware through unsecure peer-to-peer connections. Consumer versions like Apple TV can’t make this claim.
The great thing is Pro WiDi is not some future technology. It’s available now to help you transform your workplace. Learn more about Pro WiDi, and see it in action, at the Tech Edge Conference. Then say goodbye to the conference room cable grab. I promise your next meeting will be more productive.”