BenQ and Wyse Technology have announced they will use Intel’s Personal Internet Client Architecture (PCA) processors to power new smart displays.
A wireless Smart Display is used as a monitor when docked to a base desktop PC, but when detached, becomes a mobile monitor using 802.11b wireless LAN technology to access applications from the desktop PC.
Additionally, Intel is releasing a new Smart Display reference design to reduce legacy components, such as the PCI bridge, to help further reduce power consumption and overall system cost.
As part of the reference design, Intel provides many of the necessary elements including Intel StrataFlash memory and Intel wireless LAN technologies. Schematics and specifications for the Smart Display reference design are available today, according to
"We selected the Intel PXA255 processor operating at 400MHz for its high performance and low-power consumption," BenQ network display business group VP Hermit Huang said.
"Intel PCA technology promotes a legacy-free, or PCI-free based design that has helped us reduce entire system cost and overall system power consumption."
Available immediately, the Wyse 3820TX device is based on Microsoft Windows CE and supports both Citrix ICA and Microsoft RDP clients.
The BenQ device, which is slated for release later this year, is based on Microsoft Windows CE for Smart Displays and works with your home PC operating on Windows XP Professional with service pack one.