Resonant technology is ideal for smart city environments as it allows for multiple devices to be charged at the same time
Wireless power and standards association, AirFuel Alliance, is to deploy its first resonant wireless charging ecosystem in Shenzhen, China.
The AirFuel resonant ecosystem will provide wireless charging service in a variety of public venues including the airport, subway stations, hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls.
Deployment of resonant-based charging stations will start in office buildings and hotels and expand from there, helping to support Shenzhen’s vision of a more connected city, capable of integrating information, communication and Internet of Things (IoT) technology wirelessly.
AirFuel said its resonant technology is ideal for smart city environments as it allows for multiple devices to be charged at the same time, across a wider surface area.
Consumers won’t have to perfectly align their devices with a charging pad as the increased spatial freedom lets people move and use their devices while they charge.
“The Shenzhen resonant-powered smart city initiative highlights our member’s leadership in public infrastructure development – a critical factor in increasing wireless charging adoption worldwide,” said Ron Resnick, president and chairman, AirFuel Alliance.
“Key players in the wireless charging ecosystem are seeing the inherent benefits of this next-gen technology for public infrastructure, enterprise and home, and are creating and commercialising resonant-based products and solutions needed to power the industry.”
To support its work with Shenzhen City and throughout Asia, AirFuel has announced the appointment of Joon Park as director of market development.
Park will join Jim Perrott, the organisation’s head of global market development, in increasing adoption of its technologies and broadening relationships with key companies in the consumer electronics, technology and public and private infrastructure spaces.
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.
Its 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.
Membership is made up of leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including Dell, Duracell, Energous, Gill Electronics, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.
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