Did You Know That Intel’s Best of ISE Award Winning Unite 4.0 Collaboration Platform Was Never on Intel’s Product Roadmap?


Ironically, the Intel Unite platform was not started as a product offering within Intel — it was started as a grassroots effort to simplify collaboration within the company’s own employee meetings. Of course, content sharing was a big part of it. But, it was really adding in bi-directional whiteboarding and annotation as well as the ability to remotely present content to meeting attendees anywhere (for both local and remote users) was the key to it being instantly adopted within Intel. Then, they realized they had a magical product offering they should package up and sell as part of the Intel family.

The ISE show this year was filled with UCC and collaboration was everywhere — not just in the collaboration pavilion. But, one stood out to us at the show — the Intel Unite Version 4.0. Just watch this video and see how seamless it works with every device and OS and, did you know it can control a meeting room, too?

The Intel Unite is designed to be a universally compatible platform for sharing as it works with all major devices, OSes and displays. Plugins from the Intel Unite app let you add existing tools and functionality, like Skype for Business, Zoom, in-room controls, whiteboarding and more. Based on an Intel vPro platform hub computer, the Intel Unite solution can be remotely managed like any other computer in your environment. All content shared on the platform is fully encrypted with 256-bit SSL and access codes refresh frequently for added security. Users can join, share files and switch presenters with a click. And each connected display can support up to four shared screens. And, all of it is software-based — no source hardware is required.

And, at ISE, it won our coveted Best Collaboration Software Product for 2019. Here’s a live demo and interview that I did at ISE with Intel’s Director Business Client Initiatives & Strategy Thomas Loza. This was actually recorded live and is a real-time demo of the system and Thomas does a great job explaining the simplicity of integrating Unite 4.0

If you want to learn more about how it was developed via the grassroots group within Intel and how the features were applied, watch this.

The Intel Unite 4.0 Platform page is here.