Intel Unite: The Future of the Conference Room Is Here Now

Imagine the conference room of the future. Immediately upon entering the room, you see that every screen on the wall has just three simple instructions; within 60 seconds you quickly download the low-profile software app to your laptop, join a session, and start sharing your screen with your fellow meeting attendees both in the room and across the world. No cables needed. You’re able to collaborate on a presentation, communicate with other participants, and even control the temperature and lights in the room directly through your own computer. The result is a meeting that gets off to a fast start, with wireless technology that connects immediately, without having to find a matching dongle. The best part is once the app has been downloaded to your laptop, you only need to launch the app for your next meeting, enter a pin and start sharing, all in about 10 seconds.

It sounds like science fiction, right? It’s not. With Intel Unite, the future of the conference room is here now.

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Intel Unite is a collaboration solution that runs on a dedicated PC in your conference room and enables participants to easily connect and collaborate with others. The connection is secure and encrypted to ensure that your work is only being seen by the right people. You don’t need wires to connect, display, or collaborate — you and your fellow participants can sit down, follow a few simple instructions, and interact immediately. It completely changes the game in helping your teams to overcome your teleconferencing troubles, collaboration conundrums, and presentation pains.

From the IT perspective, Intel Unite is even more groundbreaking. The technology is evolving at the speed of Moore’s Law, and we already have some big innovations coming soon — things like streaming video and advanced collaboration options. The PIN security protocol ensures that your data remains safely contained where you want it. As an IT pro, you’ll be amazed to see how effortlessly your Intel Unite client updates and upgrades — and how thrilled your lines of business will be with this way of handling collaboration and presentation.

As the leader of Intel’s Business Client Platform Division, I get to talk with lots of people about Intel Unite — but what gets me most excited is when I get to stop talking and actually show them the solution. Often, when I tell them it’s time to try it themselves, their first reaction is panic; considering what a nightmare teleconferencing can be, I can’t blame them. However, within sixty seconds of downloading the software they are up and going, and almost every time has the same result: their eyes light up and they remark “Wow! That was easy!” Our internal usage of the technology at Intel has proven to be a huge success — as our recent white paper indicates, Intel Unite has demonstrably supported greater innovation, velocity, and openness for diverse teams within our organization.

To put it simply: as soon as you try it, you’ll understand for yourself that Intel Unite transforms the way we meet and work together as teams. That’s why we’ve decided to make it available for a limited free trial. All you need is a dedicated PC for your conference room, and the willingness to change your mind about what’s possible for your presentations, your meetings, and your organization.

It’s simple. It’s intuitive. It’s secure. It’s fast. And, best of all, it’s for you.

Try Intel Unite today — and see for yourself that the future of the conference room is here now.

- Tom Garrison

twitter: @tommgarrison

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Tom Garrison

About Tom Garrison

Tom M. Garrison is vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Business Client Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. Garrison has held a variety of management roles since joining Intel in 1994, most recently as general manager of the Data Center Engineering Group. For the seven years prior to that position, Garrison was general manager of data center planning in Intel's Data Center Group. Garrison holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Portland State University in Oregon.