Wireless networking chipmaker Intersil said Wednesday that PC maker ViewSonic will use Intersil Wi-Fi chips in its Airpanel Smart Display. Intersil's Prism wireless local area networking (WLAN) technology will provide the Airpanels with connectivity capabilities to 802.11b networks, so owners will be able to access the Internet and information from their primary PC wirelessly.
The Airpanel devicesMicrosoft's Windows CE for Smart Displays software, previously code-named Mira. They are similar to tablet PCs because they consist primarily of a liquid crystal display (LCD) and they use a stylus for data input. However, they are more of a PC peripheral, while are an evolution of the notebook PC.