Intel announced four new motherboards Aug. 14 that will include Remote Wake capability, an improved form of the Wake-on-LAN or Wake-on-WAN technology now in use. Intel's Remote Wake motherboards will allow a VOIP call to wake up the PC.
Intel said the motherboards, which use either the G45 or G43 chip set, are the DG45FC, the DG45ID, the DG43NB and the DP43TF.
Wake-on-LAN technology lets a remote user "wake up" the PC through an alert signal, a key technology for IT admins involved in remote management of corporate PCs or servers. But the potential security risk has kept the technology from achieving widespread adoption.
VOIP provider Jajah, which received a $20 million investment from Intel in May 2007, was selected by Intel to be the first telecommunications provider to implement Intel's Remote Wake capability.
Orb Networks and CyberLink also announced support for Remote Wake for media management, evidence the technology will likely be used to perform tasks like recording TV programs.