Intel on Tuesday rolled out its third generation Intel Core vPro platform with the aim of making everything from kiosks to vending machines and other business devices easier to manage.
With the move, Intel touted vPro's performance gains, but generally focused on retail, industrial and healthcare industries. If Intel has its way, its vPro chips will be processing and delivering scads of data to businesses.
Although new business ultrabooks may get the attention, Intel is really focusing on the platform play for vPro. Intel is embedding security on the silicon level and allowing IT managers to configure systems quickly.
Intel executives, mostly Rick Echevarria, general manager of the company's business client platform unit, said that the vPro processors are designed to meld the consumerization movement with IT control. "IT still has to secure the devices," he said.
Among the vPro specifics: