Intel announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points.
Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so that client devices can be designed to be interoperable with a Cisco WLAN infrastructure and optimizes Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. Through the Cisco Compatible Extensions program, Cisco Systems demonstrates its commitment to supporting standards and to providing pre-standard features to fulfill customer requirements.
Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 is a key component of the Business Class Wireless Suite, an enhanced set of capabilities introduced by Cisco and Intel to help make wireless LANs more robust for the enterprise. Business Class Wireless Suite provides an additional layer of features to the elements of Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 and Intel PROSet/Wireless Software v10, including enhanced roaming and business applications such as Voice over IP.
The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection with support for Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 will be available in the next-generation of Intel Centrino mobile technology, available in early 2006.