Intel today announced its AnyPoint Wireless II Network family of 802.11b products. The AnyPoint system represents a departure from the HomeRF standard that Intel has been pushing as a less expensive, wireless consumer networking solution. Products, which are for PCs but compatible with AirPort and other 802.11b-based products, include a PC card (US$129) and USB model ($149). A gateway (base station) will ship in October; pricing for that product has yet to be set. Also at its developers forum today, Intel demonstrated its mobile Pentium 4 processor, which it expects will ship in laptops during the first half of 2002.