Intel Corp. said Wednesday that their new mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform which is compact and has an extended battery life can be used to make better healthcare equipment.

Intel says the improved battery life and enhanced graphics possible with the new processor will allow medical professionals to enhance patient care and bring infotainment services to a patient’s bedside.

The chipmaker said ARBOR technology, a technology firm which makes products for a variety of industries, will release a release a new patient infotainment beside terminal based on the Atom processor N2800, that could help clinicians improve workflow management, work efficiency, reduce human error and enhance healthcare quality.

The new infotainment terminal will also allow patients to enjoy access to plenty of multimedia entertainment, hospital information and communication services on the hospital system.

ARBOR’s new infotainment platform, the M1857 which won the best product of IPC & Embedded category in the 2011 Best Choice Award of Computex Taipei in June, meets the IP54 grade making it suitable for use in hospitals and clinics, the company said in June.

Arbor said with the low consumption of Intel’s Atom N270 processor, the new system is fan-less and seam-less making it suitable for medical settings.

The M1857 infotainment system features an 18.5” touch screen, self-defined function keys and other features meant to make operation more convenient for both physicians and patients.

Intel says their processors are offered a 7-year lifecycle support, and also supports Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows XP and XPe, Windows Embedded Compact, Yocto Project and Wind River VxWorks operating systems.