Intel to add remote diagnostics technology to Ibex Peak chip

Intel's next-generation mainstream and entry-level desktop chipset codenamed Ibex Peak, which will launch in 2009, is expected to feature Intel Remote PC Assist Technology (RPAT), a technology that could help PC vendors lower their warranty costs while increasing operational efficiency, according to sources at motherboard makers.

RPAT allows PC vendors to diagnose and repair consumers' PC problems through the Internet. It also provides data backup, virus checkup and functions to search for system errors.

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