Chip Shot: Intel Technology Powers Polar Explorer Ben Saunders’ Scott Expedition

Intel today announced it is the technology sponsor for polar explorer Ben Saunders’ attempt to replicate the Terra Nova expedition – a return trip from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole that British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott attempted in 1912 and that no person has completed since. Saunders will be equipped with a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor powered Sony VAIO* Pro Ultrabook™, which at just over 1.9 pounds is the lightest Ultrabook yet. This makes Saunders one of the first people to use the latest Intel® Core™ technology. He will connect to the Internet using an Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) device. The NUC will have a 24/7 data connection via satellite phone to a server in London and both it and the Ultrabook device will charge via solar panels attached to a specially designed sled. Saunders will be able to upload video, photos, data and blog content with minimal delay, enabling him to share his journey, as it happens, with the world.