SAN FRANCISCO, February 23, 2016— Powermat Technologies today announced its mobile engagement platform is open to all AirFuel certified products on the market, making it compatible with both inductive and resonant AirFuel wireless-charging solutions that want to connect to the Powermat cloud.
"This announcement is excellent news for all businesses looking to improve customer engagement and increase sales by becoming optimized for mobile while delivering wireless charging to consumers," said Carlo Chiarello, Chief Product Officer of Powermat Technologies. “We are very happy to work with great partners that want to grow and unite the ecosystem”.
Powermat is working with additional AirFuel partners on a Resonant proof-of-concept that will demonstrate how third-party, wireless charging hardware developed with partner chipsets will be able to connect with Powermat’s cloud.
In addition, Powermat is now working with Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, on a technology solution that may allow its third-generation Charging Spots to be upgraded to support Samsung Wireless Fast Charge. Fast Charge technology can boost a device’s battery from zero to up to 50 percent in approximately 30 minutes.
Since Powermat’s wireless charging platform is connected to the cloud, the company also announced today that participating venues can choose to upgrade to new software and hence new capabilities later this year. The third generation charging spots, when used with the new MiPo (Mid Power) Ring, will enable devices that have Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities to charge their devices up to 75 percent faster. Quick Charge is now found in many new popular new devices from Motorola, ZTE, HTC, Sony, LG, BlackBerry and Samsung.
“Our teams and partners are working very hard and hope to have a number of upgrades ready for the market later this year”, said Chiarello. “Having the ability to evolve and increase consumer value of Powermat's mobile engagement solution with software updates shows the power and adaptability of our centrally-managed, cloud-based system”.
Cloud connected charging spots make Powermat's mobile engagement platform truly unique in the industry, as it's currently the only wireless charging technology on the market to offer businesses the opportunity to engage with customers across multiple touch points—before they’re in the store, while they’re in it, and after. When customers lay their smartphone on a Powermat Charging Spot, businesses can send them customizable, geo-targeted push-notifications such as special offers, surveys and in-store deals that help generate customer loyalty and even drive a second purchase.
Business owners considering wireless charging solutions should contact us at: https://www.powermat.com/contact/
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About Powermat Technologies
Our vision is to help create a world where people never again need worry about running out of power. By equipping venues with a wireless charging infrastructure, Powermat’s platform allows businesses to increase relevant engagement with customers sending contextual information, alerts, offers and promotions through the Powermat app before, during and after on-site consumer interactions. Together with more than 100 partners, we are building a global wireless power ecosystem. A pioneer in cloud connected wireless charging infrastructure, we utilize existing principles of magnetic inductivity to wirelessly transfer electricity in a safe and effective manner. As founding members of the Power Matters Alliance (now AirFuel Alliance) we are dedicated to creating an industry standard for smart, environmental and accessible wireless power. Everyone should live life at 100%. For more information please visit www.powermat.com.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC.
For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive, resonant and future wireless charging technology. AirFuel Alliance's mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market that deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers. Further, the Alliance continues to address future, non-magnetic technologies including RF, ultrasound and lasers that deliver power at a distance.
The organization membership is made up of 200 leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including board of directors companies AT&T, Broadcom, Duracell, Flex, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technology, Intel, MediaTek, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.
For more information, visit www.airfuel.org.