Intel, iPass Target Business Travelers
Duo inks multi-year deal to improve access to Wi-Fi networks.iPass Inc. on Monday announced a multi-year deal with Intel Corp. to collaborate on products for business travelers. For starters, the two companies plan to ensure interoperability between iPass iPassConnect network access client and Intels upcoming Banias processor for notebook computers, due out early next year. Intel also is developing network adapters that will enable Banias to support both 802.11b and 802.11a "Wi-Fi" wireless LAN networks.
"IT departments are concerned about the security of data transmitted in the air as well as the costs associated with both purchasing Wi-Fi devices and training their people on how to connect," said Ken Denman, president and CEO of iPass, in a statement. "The collaboration between iPass and Intel has already begun to tear down these barriers The goal is to make the Wi-Fi user experience as simple to use as Internet dial-up but with the speed and productivity of a broadband connection."