IBM launches an updated line of notebook computers
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC–(INTERNET WIRE)–Jan 23, 2002 — IBM today announced a new, affordable ThinkPad R Series notebook computer, the R31, with new security features designed to help users protect critical information. IBM also announced two additional ThinkPad notebooks, the ultraportable X23 and a refresh of the thin and light T23, as well as two new NetVista desktop models with faster Intel processors.
Select new ThinkPad R Series models now feature for the first time IBM Embedded Security Subsystem. IBM also now offers ImageUltra as a service. ImageUltra technology is designed to reduce the number of master software images maintained by IT support personnel.
– Security: One of the most important issues for IBM customers, IBM has addressed PC data security with the IBM Embedded Security Subsystem, which can help protect information over both wireless and wired networks. Now available on select ThinkPad and NetVista models, the security subsystem includes two parts: the IBM embedded security chip and IBM Client Security
Software (available by download).
– Manageability: ImageUltra, a separately available service based on patented IBM technologies, helps to dramatically reduce the costs associated with managing large numbers of personal computers. Maintaining a large number of master software images is a significant problem faced by company IT departments worldwide.
– Wireless: Select new models of the ThinkPad X23 now include integrated Bluetooth capability.


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