Intel Goes Ahead with Remote Access Technology to PCs

Intel developed new technology that will let the users access to a PC remotely and also retrieve the files over the internet. They are going to incorporate Remote Awake technology to the motherboard which is an improved version of Wake-on-LAN or Wake-on-WAN technology.

“This is an extension of a technology that’s been around in the server world for several years,” said Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group Inc. “On servers, you have something that’s called a service processor that’s always awake and can do things like monitor the system, do reboots and run diagnostics. You’d have complete remote access to your home PC. You could do that now, but the computer has to be turned on all the time, and sleep mode can interfere with remote operations.”

With the new technology, an user can use a Web-enabled cellphone or a laptop computer connected to the Internet to wake up their machine and retrieve documents, photos or other data files. Intel worked before  with CyberLink Corp. and Orb Networks Inc. to enable those features.

Intel announced the names of the motherboards that will use new technology. They are the G45 or G43 chipset: the DG45FC, the DG45ID, the DG43NB, and the DP43TF.

Intially, the technology will be available in four motherboards for desktop PC only. The user needs ethernet connection in order to use the new technology. In other words, if you want to use Remote Wake, Wi-Fi users will have to connect their PC to their Wi-Fi router with an Ethernet cable.

Source: Computerworld

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