|[February 21, 2014]
WPC Demonstrates the Latest Innovations in Qi Wireless Charging at Mobile World Congress 2014
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Power Consortium (WPC) will showcase the next innovation in
Qi-compatible wireless charging at Mobile World Congress 2014:
industry-leading magnetic resonance.
The WPC will demonstrate examples of Qi's advanced magnetic resonance
capabilities along with the newest Qi-compatible wireless charging
products and prototypes from WPC members including ConvenientPower,
PowerbyProxi, Leggett & Platt, PLDS, and Panasonic (News - Alert). The resonance
extension of the Qi specification allows longer distance charging and is
compatible with the more than 400 existing Qi-certified products
worldwide; an installed base of 40+ million units, including 62 models
of Qi-enabled phones and tablets available in the market for purchase
today. WPC members will be showcasing the first European demonstrations
of the features of the Qi resonance extension at the WPC booth in Hall
5, Stand 5C41 from Feb. 24-Feb. 27 at the Fira Gran Fira Conference
Center in Barcelona, Spain.
The Qi specification is constantly evolving to deliver the best consumer
experience, and tuned magnetic resonance technology is a good example of
this process. The Qi resonance extension allows for higher charging
efficiency and lower radio frequency interference than typical resonant
solutions. Qi's new solution offers charging at longer distances and
more freedom of placement, while maintaining compatibility with devices
that are already sold in the marketplace.
"2014 is going to be an exciting year for Qi and the wireless power
industry," said John Perzow, WPC Vice President of Market Development.
"The WPC has created a process where the best minds in the industry work
together to innovate. The magnetic resonant demo is a perfect example of
what is possible when you create a competitive-cooperative environment
and then get out of the way."
The newest Qi-compatible products will be on display at the booth in
Hall 5, Stand 5C41, including:
The latest Qi-compatible smartphones and tablets
Automotive Qi cradles and in-console chargers
Industry's first wireless avionics charger
Wireless charging solutions for the office, home, and public spaces
The expanding Qi ecosystem delivers wireless charging wherever consumers
need it: home, car, office, and both public and hospitality venues. When
there is one widely-deployed standard, consumers can stop worrying about
preserving battery life, hotels and restaurants can offer new services
and automobiles become an extension of the smart phone. That is why
mobile carriers around the world including Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone (News - Alert),
China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Telefonica, and Verizon, are committed to the
adoption of Qi. There are more than 400 Qi-enabled devices including the
Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3, Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2, Motorola (News - Alert) Droid Maxx
and Mini, Google Nexus 5, and the Google Nexus 7 tablet, with new
products launching regularly. Qi also offers the widest range of
transmitter options available - 26 - enabling design freedom for easy,
cost effective, fast-to-market products.
Qi is also taking the lead in the automotive industry, offering wireless
charging in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the Ssangyong Chairman, and the
Toyota Avalon, Prius, and Harrier - and demonstrated in prototypes such
as the Audi phone box shown
this year at CES (News - Alert). Recently, the CE4A
announced their decision to back Qi, making Qi the wireless charging
choice for Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.
For more information, visit: www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
For Chinese and Japanese speakers, please visit our newly launched Chinese
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
In December 2008 a group of leading consumer electronics companies
created the Wireless Power Consortium to establish Qi as the
interoperable global standard for wireless power. The nearly 200 members
of the WPC include ConvenientPower, Energizer, Foxconn, Haier, HTC (News - Alert),
IKEA, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PowerByProxi, Qualcomm, Royal
Philips, Samsung, Sony, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless,
ZTE and infrastructure providers such as wireless operators, furniture,
and automotive parts companies. As the leading wireless charging
standard worldwide, Qi has brought more than 400 new wireless charging
products to market. Qi products are available in North America, South
America, Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Africa, and Australia.
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