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Intel’s Wide-Eye solution for Wi-Fi

Channel Strategy

LAVAL, QUE. – One of the show-stopping innovations on display here at the 2013 Millenium Micro Mega Convention show was provided by Intel of Canada. The chip making giant has a new process for Wi-Fi called WiDi, pronounced “Wide-Eye”.

The device is just a bit bigger than a credit card and is built with a Windows OS and either Core 3, 5 or 7 processor with graphics with a regular 802.11n technology.

WiDi is a wireless adapter for Wi-Fi networks on a desktop or notebook platform. It brings in full HD and audio signals and does not tax your bandwidth.

“It’s like a private network because it works as a peer-to-peer environment of you can work on your Office application or watch a movie like you’re wired, but it’s going through Wi-Fi,” said Jason Gauthier, technical training for Intel of Canada.

Besides the WiDi, Intel of Canada provided attendees of the 2013 Millenium Micro Mega Convention, hosted by buying group Groupe Millenium Micro, 10 training credits towards a membership.

The company has an Intel Technology Provider channel program where solution providers who sign up get both technical and marketing services such as ‘Ask Intel’ support by chat, email or phone. Also part of the program are easy to process warranties, including advanced warranty replacement for Gold and Platinum partners.

According to Intel, members of the Intel Technology Provider program have 12 per cent stronger revenue growth than non-members.

The annual partner renewal requirements are set at $250,000 per year of Intel components and/or Intel technology-based branded systems through Intel authorized distributors.

Solution providers inside this program can earn points on Intel purchases that are redeemable for rewards such as a reloadable Visa prepaid card.

Channel partners may also earn partner-only promotions, a business listing on Intel.com, use of partner badges and assets, discounts on Intel Digital Marketplace for software and syndicated Intel content on your own Web site.