Cisco & Intel To Deliver Better Wi-Fi
Intel Corporation and Cisco Systems have announced an expansion of their existing alliance to deliver new capabilities that enhance the reliability of wireless LANs.
Cisco and Intel have jointly produced a new set of features, called Business Class Wireless Suite, designed for companies using Cisco’s Unified Wireless Architecture and Intel Centrino mobile technology.
The Suite includes optimal access point (AP) selection technology to enable Intel Centrino mobile technology-based clients to scan for the best AP for faster, more reliable and efficient roaming within a business wireless LAN.
Business Class Wireless Suite provides an enhanced set of capabilities that makes wireless LANs more robust for the enterprise, supporting enhanced roaming and business applications such as Voice over IP.
“Business Class Wireless aims to provide the best wireless experience by enabling a better user experience for Intel clients running over Cisco wireless enterprise infrastructure,” said Charles Giancarlo, chief development officer at Cisco Systems.
The Business Class Wireless Suite features will be available from Cisco and Intel in the first quarter of 2006.
With Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) interoperating with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), enterprises will be able to defend against security threats, helping to maintain user and business productivity and reduce the cost of security attacks and improve system remediation. Customers can expect Cisco NAC and Intel AMT to be compatible in the fourth quarter of this year.