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Plextor Rolls Out Wireless Projector Adapter

Intel Unveils vPro Technology

ATI Introduces New FireGL Workstation Graphics

Plextor Rolls Out Wireless Projector Adapter

Plextor announced the PX-PA15AW Wireless Projector Adapter. The new device uses wireless technology to enable users to broadcast Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from most Wi-Fi enabled computers to a VGA/XVGA projector incorporating the adapter.

The PX-PA15AW Wireless Projector Adapter utilizes Ethernet or Wireless LAN technology to receive, in real time, screen-captured images, graphics, and image content broadcast from most Wi-Fi enabled computers. Users can wirelessly share oversized image files, even PowerPoint files with embedded animation. High-performance algorithms detect the differential regions of the screen, allowing the system to present content at 15 frames-per-second on average for Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g connectivity.

The Plextor PX-PA15AW Wireless Projector Adapter begins shipping to distributors in North and South America in May 2006, with an MSRP of $289.00 USD.

Source: Plextor

Intel Unveils vPro Technology

Intel introduced its new vPro technology. At the heart of the first Intel vPro-based PCs will be an Intel Core dual-core processor. Intel vPro technology also includes the second-generation of Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) and Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT). Intel VT will be integrated into the dual-core processor while the next-generation Intel AMT will be integrated into the new platform chipset.

Intel AMT helps manage, inventory, diagnose and repair PCs even when systems are turned off or have crashed operating systems or hard drives. The second generation of Intel AMT offers the ability to isolate infected PCs before they impact the network and alert IT when threats are removed.

Intel VT allows for separate independent hardware-based environments inside a single PC so IT managers can create a dedicated, tamper-resistant service environment or partition where particular tasks or activities can run independently, invisible to and isolated from PC users.

Demonstrating the industry support for Intel vPro technology, Symantec announced plans to work with Intel to build security solutions creating an isolated environment outside of the main PC operating system for the purpose of managing security threats. This tamper-resistant virtualized environment will deliver stronger control and protection in the data infrastructure.

Support for Intel vPro technology will also be present in new applications and solutions that will be available over the next year from Adobe, Altiris, Avocent, Check Point, Cisco, Computer Associates, Hitachi JP1, HP OpenView, Kaspersky Lab, LANDesk, Lenovo, Lockdown Networks, Microsoft, Novell, Panorama SW, SAP, Skype, StarSoftComm, SyAM Software, Symantec and Zenith.

Intel vPro-based PCs will also include Intel's latest integrated graphics. Intel vPro technology will be part of the Intel Stable Image Platform program, which offers predictable transitions and promises that the Intel software stack and drivers will be available and unchanged for five quarters from the time of the product launch. In its fourth year, this program allows businesses to qualify a system once, instead of being forced to requalify the system due to software or hardware changes.

Source: Intel

ATI Introduces New FireGL Workstation Graphics

ATI Technologies announced a complete top-to-bottom line of next-generation FireGL workstation graphics accelerators for professional users. The new family of products range from an ultra high-end one gigabyte configuration to 128MB model, and are all based on ATI's scalable, ultrathreaded architecture with Avivo video and display technology.

The next generation FireGL family includes the FireGL V3300 and FireGL V3400 for the entry level segment, the FireGL V5200 targeting the mid-range, and the high-end FireGL V7200, complementing the ultra high-end FireGL V7300 and FireGL V7350 announced in March of this year. Based on ATI's Avivo technology, these accelerators incorporate the following features:

  • A 10-bit display pipeline capable of rendering scenes with over a billion colors;
  • High dynamic range 16-bit per RGB component output for incredible image fidelity;
  • Dual link output, capable of driving ultra-high resolution cinema/widescreen monitors.

The new line of FireGL products offer wide cross-platform support, including the upcoming Windows Vista operating system, and is optimized for applications based on OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.

The FireGL V3300, FireGL V3400, FireGL V5200 and FireGL V7200 are shipping today.

The company also announced that the these graphics cards will be available in the latest HP desk-side and mobile workstations.

The FireGL V3300 and FireGL V7200 workstation graphics accelerators will be at the heart of the HP xw6400 and xw8400 Workstations, while ATI's Mobility FireGL V5200 GPU will drive the HP nw8440 Mobile Workstation.

Source: ATI Technologies

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