The world’s internet of everything is about to get even bigger.
As part of the World Wide Web 2.0 event, the UK-based cybersecurity company Bitdefender is announcing the first ever device that can make it work for your own business.
The Bitdefenders’ device, called Bitdefence Smartbox, is based on the Intel Atom X6-Z7550 microprocessor, and the company has been working to improve the speed and stability of its devices for some time.
“Smartbox is the first consumer-level device we’ve developed that can actually use the Atom’s power,” Bitdefiance co-founder Simon Gorman told the Times.
“We wanted to give the device a more mainstream look, so we decided to make it bigger.
We were also hoping that it would be the first device that could be run in a Linux desktop environment.”
Bitdefender Smartbox is a 5-inch tablet with an integrated WiFi/Bluetooth chipset and a 256MB RAM chip.
It’s powered by a 1GHz Intel Atom processor, with 4GB of RAM, and it can be connected to a smartphone via USB or Ethernet.
The device uses an Intel Atom Z7550 processor with 4 GB of RAM.
It supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth Low Energy, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 2.1 ports.
It also has a built-in microphone, and has two HDMI ports, one USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In order to support the hardware and software, Bitdefieces Smartbox also has an onboard Intel 802.15.4 WiFi chip.
The company claims that it can deliver speeds of up to 30 per cent more than its predecessors, and can also work as a secure storage device.
The Smartbox will be available in the UK from October 1.
It’s expected that Bitdefend will continue to support their devices in the coming months, and that it could even be released in other countries, such as the US.
The Atom X7 chip in the Smartbox.
Bitdefence launched the first-ever smart home device, a Wi-fi hub that is powered by Intel Atom chipsets, in 2015.
In 2016, it launched a smart home hub powered by its own Atom processor called the Wemo.
BitDefiance will be one of the first devices to use a Linux operating system.
It will also be one the first to support a Linux-based desktop environment.
“Our mission is to build an industry that makes the world better,” BitDefender co-founders Simon Gormand and Simon Gummett said in a press release.
“And this is the future of IoT.”
Source The Irish Time