Cisco and Intel team up for Wi-Fi

By Derek Sooman on August 25, 2005, 2:15 PM
Good old buddies Intel and Cisco are working together to improve integration of their wireless products. At Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco during a keynote presentation by Sean Maloney, Executives for the two companies revealed the Business Class Wireless Suite, which requires both an Intel Centrino powered computer and a wireless network from Cisco in order to utilize new features that have been developed. The new collaboration, which is a continuation of earlier partnerships between the two firms, is set to create wireless networks that work 'out of the box' and that offer state of the art reliable security. Since the rise to popularity of wireless networks, security (or lack of) has been highlighted continually. The partnership will also seek to improve the quality of VoIP calls from wireless network clients.

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