Delivering New Experiences in Smarter, Safer Devices
With hardware and software products like Intel® RealSense™ depth sensing technology, wireless charging and True Key™ technology by Intel Security, among others, Intel continues to deliver new experiences that provide more natural, intuitive and immersive ways for people to interact with technology. Building on the success of the world’s thinnest tablet, the Dell Venue* 8, Krzanich showed a sneak peak of the Dell Venue* 10 tablet, featuring a detachable keyboard and Intel RealSense snapshot technology. Targeting consumer and business users, the tablet is expected to be available soon.
In addition to working with Samsung to help protect Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices, Krzanich said Intel Security is also collaborating with LG Electronics to help secure personal data. LG Electronics will make McAfee Mobile Security from Intel Security available on the LG Watch Urbane LTE*, delivering anti-theft capabilities that allow the owner to lock, locate and wipe the device, if needed. LG Android device users are already protected today with McAfee Mobile Security on their devices.
Krzanich announced new customers including Brightstar Corp., Deutsche Telekom and Prestigio for the company’s True Key technology, a cross-platform application to address the pain point of passwords by using personal factors like facial identification and fingerprints to make logging in easier and safer. Deutsche Telekom will preinstall the True Key product for its customers in Europe. Prestigio will be one of the first mobile device manufacturers to launch the True Key application in Russia and across Europe, making the application available across all of its Android tablets and smartphones by the end of this year.
Network Transformation – New Services, Greater Connectivity and Faster Data
Krzanich outlined how Intel is working with industry leaders to transform network infrastructure with standardized hardware and software, and helping to accelerate the industry’s move toward a flexible, agile software-defined infrastructure. This enables both telco and cloud service providers to improve network efficiencies and accelerate the delivery of new services and capabilities for consumers and businesses.
Alcatel-Lucent introduced its virtual radio access network (vRAN) solution, comprised of a virtualized baseband unit that uses general purpose servers with Intel® Xeon® processors to enable cost savings and increased network performance. The vRAN will be in customer trials this year and commercially available in 2016.
Ericsson announced a new generation of data center platforms for the Ericsson Cloud System that enable telecom and cloud service providers to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) and realize more flexibility and efficiency in their data centers. The company is using Intel® Rack Scale Architecture, together with management and orchestration software, to optimize and scale cloud resources across private, public, enterprise and telco cloud domains, enabling improved services agility. Ericsson also announced it is working with Intel Security on mobile security for 4G networks.
Huawei and Intel are collaborating to deliver robust cloud solutions that will enable telecommunications service providers to transform their data centers. The companies will develop the next generation of Huawei’s FusionSphere* based on Intel architecture, and will use the Data Plane Development Kit and Open vSwitch to increase network virtualization performance of FusionSphere. These solutions aim to enhance performance that is optimized to minimize TCO for cloud workloads in a scalable and secure manner.
For additional details on Intel’s presence at Mobile World Congress 2015 and to view a replay of the press conference, visit the Intel newsroom.
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