Intel Goes After Home Entertainment

    August 24, 2005
    Chris Crum

Intel is planning to unleash a new technology called Viiv early next year, which is designed specifically for home digital entertainment purposes.

Intel’s Viiv technology was announced earlier today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The company said Viiv works together with a variety of Intel-verified consumer electronics devices, online services and software — including movies, music, photos and games.

“Intel Viiv technology is our first platform designed from the ground up for the digital home, where consumers are passionate about the idea of accessing their content anytime, anywhere in their home on a number of devices,” said Intel Digital Home Group general manager Don MacDonald.

“Following the success of Intel Centrino mobile technology, we are applying a similar branding strategy to our new digital home platform composed of Intel’s latest PC technologies,” added MacDonald. “Intel Viiv technology marks the intersection point where innovation, a multitude of digital devices, first-class entertainment and state of the art technology converge to put consumers in more control of experiencing digital entertainment on their own terms.”

According to a press release, PCs that come with Intel Viiv technology will come equipped with a remote control an Intel dual-core processor, chipset, platform software and wired networking capabilities.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.