Intel will launch a new platform, just like the Centrino, for businesses. Intel's Professional Business Platform will feature a Pentium 4 processor with active management, enhanced security features and SpeedStep to decrease power consumption.
The business platform will be the first to incorporate Intel's Active Management technology which will allow administrators to remotely monitor and manage PCs via a network, even if they have crashed or are turned off. Intel says the platform will make systems easier to install and maintain.
The platform will also feature security technology to prevent buffer overrun attacks and administrators will be able to remotely retrieve a list of installed programs and make changes for each system.
Intel says the platform will remain unchanged for the next 12 months and will only include products that have been fully validated to ensure stability. The next business platform will feature dual-core processors and built-in virtualization engines.
The first Professional Business Platform will be launched next month and will feature a Pentium 4 600 series processor with Hyper-Threading, 945G chipset, PRO/1000 PM desktop adapter and Active Management technology.
The Centrino platform for notebooks was launched by Intel in 2003 and became very popular. The company hopes to duplicate the success of the Centrino with platforms for enterprises and home users. The consumer platform will be launched at the end of this month and will feature dual-core processors.