Jan 16, 2017

CES 2017: Intel introduces Ultra-Slim Compute Card in loT devices

Who knew something so small could be so powerful? Intel creates a credit card sized computer that packs all the good stuff in.

Intel pushes through all expectations and creates a tinier computer compared to the Compute Stick, this time they opted for a credit card like structure that is about 5mm thick, rather than a juicy fruit gum pack.

The Compute Card is basically aimed at helping businesses rapidly connect their devices and grow their Internet of Things (loT) ecosystems. The company claims that it can be used for powering smart kiosks in an office or retail space, connect personal appliances and connect security cameras in the establishment.

For those who are wondering, the Compute Card has Intel systems on a chip (SoC), memory, storage, and various wireless connectivity options such as WiFi and Bluetooth, packed under the hood. The chip giant is said to be working with great companies including Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Sharp. Yes, they are joining hands to make this technology better in every way possible.

As per the release, device manufacturers will include a slot for the Compute Card in the device. With this, they are open to various connectivity features that will fit their needs. To add as an example, the 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core processors are one of the processors in-line to the Compute Card's services; connecting devices via USB Type-C.

The Compute Card makes everything easy in a way because it is separated from the device which makes maintenance and upgrading so easy that the smart capabilities of their IoT devices a walk in the park without the need to upgrade the device itself. In case of when the device become compromised, you can simply remove the card and continue with what you were doing.

No more fuss, just ease. More details and the price is expected to be out in the 2nd quarter of 2017; so stay tuned in for updates!

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