|[January 03, 2014]
ConvenientPower Debuts WoW Z, World's First Resonance Wireless Charging Of In-The-Market Qi Mobile Phones, Increasing Charging Distance and Efficiency
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
today announced the debut of WoW Z, the world's first
magnetic resonance technology to wirelessly charge Qi mobile phones at
distances of up to 18mm, three times more than today's Qi solutions
Wireless charging at longer distances, with greater efficiency, and with
reduced heat generation and energy consumption, has been a demand by
consumers and wireless operators in the use of thicker mobile device
sleeves and covers because they add to the height through which charging
Until now, increasing the charging distance through resonance wireless
power technology resulted in lower efficiency and has used
non-commercialized resonant mobile devices. When increasing the charging
distance through induction wireless power technology, the use of
repeaters increased installation complexity and cost, a concern to
industries implementing wireless charging in public locations,
furniture, cars, and planes.
"WoW Z delivers resonant charging up to 18 millimetres
distance with 65% charging efficiency, without need for an additional
repeater component, and at no extra cost to existing 5 millimetre
distance charging platforms. Installation complexity is also minimized.
This is a breakthrough in simplicity and performance in wireless
charging," said Camille Tang, President, ConvenientPower.
"Together the WoW Z and WoW 5 distance and
simultaneous multiple device wireless charging demonstrate spatial
freedom in height, beadth and length respectively. ConvenientPower's
productization optimizes across wireless charging technologies for a
differentiating user experience and design freedom."
WoW Z scales up the wireless charging distance which is
valuable for applications such as mobile phone accessories, furniture,
game peripherals, smart glasses and watch wearables, where thicker or
odd form factors require charging at longer distances.
ConvenientPower WoW Z will be demonstrated at CES (News - Alert) 2014 Las
Vegas Convention Center, Booth SL-2 in the South Hall 3 lobby, located
on the upper level.
WoW Z breakthrough features include:
Charging distance "Z" with efficiency Charges Qi devices with a
Z-height of 18 millimetres and at 65% efficiency.
Safe Complies with same regulatory requirements as Qi chargers.
Compatible with Qi certified devices Works with Qi devices
available in the market
Compatible with RF (Radio Frequency) sensitive applications - cars,
planes Increases design and materials choices for in-car charging
simplicity and usability, compatible with same regulatory requirements
for Qi chargers in the automotive industry.
Compatible with same voltage range as Qi chargers No higher
input voltage needed
Backed by more than 197 leading companies of the Wireless
Power Consortium, Qi is the global standard for wireless charging
which is now integrated in over 414 products, ranging from smartphones,
phablets, tablets to charging pads, gaming controllers, Bluetooth
headsets, even automobile consoles in 2014 model Toyotas and Jeeps.
Millions of Qi-enabled mobile phones from Google, Nokia, Samsung, LG,
HTC, Motorola and others are being sold by carriers including Verizon (News - Alert),
AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo, O2, Sprint and Telefónica.
Shipments of wireless power enabled devices are projected to grow to US$
33.6 billion by 2019, according to WinterGreen Research, "Wireless Phone (News - Alert)
Chargers: Market Shares, Strategy and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 - 2019
", October 2013.
ConvenientPower is a global leader and innovator in wireless power
charging intellectual property and productization. Offering customized
and standard wireless charging solutions, ConvenientPower co-architected
"Qi," the world's universal standard for compatible wireless charging.
Its world first's include wireless charging of up to five mobile devices
simultaneously, automotive integration of wireless charging in the
Toyota Avalon (available now also in the Prius) in partnership with
Philips (News - Alert) Lite-On Digital Solutions; the first Apple "Made For iPhone"
certified Qi wireless charging products and the first wireless power
products with partners in key markets of the USA, Japan, China and
Europe. ConvenientPower Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and
additional information can be found at www.convenientpower.com
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