intel-education-access-pointIntel does not only deal with microprocessors, you know – although that is the company’s bread and butter, but they do churn out hardware of their own as well. We have seen the Intel Compute Stick announced in the midst of the fanfare that was going on at CES 2015 earlier this month, and here we are with something else that might interest you – the Intel Education Content Access Point. No prizes for guessing as to which particular industry would be the one that is being targeted by Intel this time around.

The big question that would be asked is this, “Just what is the Intel Education Content Access Point all about?” This spanking new product was specially designed in order for it to deliver wireless content to teachers as well as students in the classrooms, and it will also work in other parts of the world where the presence of internet access or electricity is as reliable as seeing rain fall in the desert. What looks like a simple Wi-Fi router, it does more than just that.

Whenever it is connected to an internet signal via an Ethernet connection or a cellular network (should one decide to pick up an optional cellular modem), then it would function like any other Wi-Fi router. Internally lies a battery which would allow the Access Point to function for another 5 hours sans electricity.

Inside lies an Intel Atom E3815 processor, 8GB of eMMC storage and an optional 500GB hard drive, Ubuntu 12.04 software, and a USB port, allowing digital content to be saved within, with up to 50 students connected to it simultaneously. Other hardware features include 2GB RAM, 802.11a/b/gn/ac WiFi, optional support for 3G and 4G LTE, a USB 3.0 port and a 4050mAh battery. [Press Release]

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