Together with the new Centrino Duo platform modification, Intel also introduced a new marketing term – Centrino Pro. It actually stands for the same Centrino Duo platform but with additional remote administration options implemented with Intel Active Management Technology 2.5 (iAMT). In other words, Centrino Pro platform is especially interesting primarily for large enterprises that value simple administration of the mobile computer infrastructure.
The features iAMT has to offer system administrators are pretty diverse. The tools provided by this technology allow detecting hardware and software problems, checking and configuring inventory as well as resolving security issues.
For iAMT to run properly on a mobile platform, you need a CPU that supports virtualization technology, a mobile chipset from 965 family with ICH8M South Bridge and Intel network controllers (wireless or wired). By the way, iAMT’s ability to work through both: wireless and wired network is, actually, one of its major distinguishing features.