So what are Platform Event Traps and what is its relevance to managed systems? With Intel AMT Remote Management you always recieve readily available access to event logs of these things: PC Sensors, effectors, and other non-volatile data. But, what you might not know is that it can also generate out-of-band alerts (PETs) based on sensor events. Platform Event Trap is a specification defining the format for managed systems to alert a remote console. Intel AMT uses this PET format to send these event alerts. And while ASF does the same, with Intel AMT PETs you can subscribe up to 16 different destinations. With ASF, you have to decide on just one unique destination point for every event/alert.
Interested and want to learn more? Below you can find some blogs that can provide some further insight.
More Technology Distinctions - Intel AMT vs ASF: This is part three from Shmuel Gershon in comparing ASF and Intel AMT features on the Intel Software Network.
Between Intel AMT and ASF: Here you can find part 4 of Shmuel Gershon's comparisons.
What about those PET events?: Gael Holmes covers all you need to know on PETs and links to many other questions, blogs, and documents that will lead you to more information on these Platform Event Traps.