Intel has introduced introduced the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection for the mobile Centrino platform, enabling both 802.11b and fast 54Mbps 802.11g wireless network capabilities. It is designed for high performance wireless network connections, and his efficient use of power enables a longer system battery life according to Intel. Its software is also upgradeable, enabling to patch security issues or to enhance services.
Efficient Wireless Performance with Advanced Power Management and Security
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection comes in an embedded mini-PCI adapter. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection delivers efficient wireless performance with advanced power management features to enable a longer system battery life. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection fully supports today's security standards such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and can be upgraded via software downloads for as future security standards such as 802.11i become available.
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection also features Intel PROSet for Wireless software, which provides easy configuration, connection status monitoring and the ability to turn the 802.11 radios on and off. It also features advanced profile management that enables multiple setup profiles to connect to different WLAN networks as the client moves between different access points.
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is the latest addition to Intel Centrino mobile technology, which combines the Intel® Pentium® M processor, the Intel® 855 chipset family and an Intel PRO/Wireless network connection WLAN solution. Intel Centrino mobile technology enables integrated wireless LAN connectivity, extended battery life, lighter PC designs and outstanding mobile performance and reliability.
The PRO/Wireless 2200BG network solution is priced at $25 in 10,000 unit quantities. In Japan, Fujitsu, Matsushita, NEC, Sony and Toshiba are expected to announce notebooks with this chip withing the next few weeks.