Intel Starts Remote Connectivity Drive, partners with Jajah on VoIP

Intel has unveiled a brand new technology called "Remote Wake" that allows your computer to wake up from a deep sleep mode to perform a particular task.

The technology will be available on some of Intel's newer Chipset PCs which will be accessible via any internet devices, which will mean that computers could be turned on or off at will, provided you have an always on internet connection.

In effect, Intel plans to make any Mobile Internet Devices become internet based remote controls capable of allowing machines to download files or start a recording.

Some of you are certainly aware though that remote waking is certainly not new; Wake On Lan has been around for quite some time and allowed a computer to be turned on or woken up remotely by a remote message.

The Chip giant invested USD 20 million in Jajah, which calls itself the “the world’s most innovative communications company”, in a bid to boosts the startup's chances to rival Skype as the top choice for VoIP calls.

Jajah has 10 million users worldwide, a fraction of Skype's estimated 310 million accounts.

"Intel and JAJAH have a common objective to deploy technology building blocks that deliver a richer communication experience for consumers," said Joe Van De Water, Director of Consumer Product Marketing for Intel.

Intel has also partnered with Orb networks to show how the technology can be used to save energy, allowing the computer to be switched on just-in-time.