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Wireless wonderland

Intel shows benefits of outdoor working

A group of lecturers and classroom assistants from London's Southall and West London College will be working from Leicester Square this morning in a bid to prove that using a computer doesn't mean you have to be confined to an office.

The team will be typing out their studies on Intel Centrino notebooks within a wireless working space set up in the centre of Leicester Square.

The event, which is part of the company's summer-long 'Intel Inside Your Life' technology roadshow, will push the benefits of wireless technologies by demonstrating the practicalities they afford office workers.

Last week Intel announced a partnership with wireless operator Linksys — a subsidiary of Cisco Systems — to provide a verified series of products to communicate with Linksys' wireless access points. The companies are currently developing laptops which would automatically configure themselves to the nearest Linksys network. Currently, notebooks have to be manually configured for wireless access.

A complete office environment has been staged in the capital with the odd sun lounger and parasol dropped in for effect. Judging by today's weather, however, an umbrella and wellington boots may be more appropriate.

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