Intel announces a new wearable bracelet for enterprise users.
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Intel’s new product, which was unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday (Aug. 18), does not appear yet to have a name. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich offered demonstrations of the bracelet, which requires an employee to authenticate the device and reauthenticate it if it is taken off and put back on again, through the use of a password. But reports noted that the wearable technology negates employees’ need to wait for a computer to boot up and enter a password to access the device. It’s a new take on tokenization that not only wakes up a computer when the bracelet is near but allows the wearer to quickly authenticate themselves to gain access to that computer.
According to reports, the unveiling of the bracelet coincided with the release of several new software development tools and hardware designs aimed at enterprise users and at boosting Intel’s development of wearable workplace technology. The bracelet follows Intel’s recent partnership with Microsoft that has created the Wake-On-Voice initiative, a technology that lets users activate their computers or other mobile devices using Intel technology by voice activation.