Cool things are happening these days, as battery charger specialist CTEK announces licensing wireless charging technology from WiTricity, one of the leading names in wireless power transfer.
Whether you call it the connected home, the smart home, or just the Internet of Things, the concept of connecting everything inside the home to the Internet dominated this year’s CES.
When MIT wireless-power spinout WiTricity appointed a new CEO last year, the company sent a pretty clear signal about its hopes for the future. New boss Alex Gruzen, a veteran of the PC world, brought years of experience integrating new technologies into consumer electronics.
Leading Battery Charger Manufacturer Looks to WiTricity Technology to Help Revolutionize the Battery Charging Industry Watertown, Mass.– February 12, 2015 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced a technology and patent license agreement with CTEK Corporation, a leading global supplier of battery charging systems. This licensing agreement enables CTEK…
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The potential of wireless charging created great excitement when it first came to prominence in 2007 when two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully powered a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly, using two copper coils two metres apart.
There have been a couple of developments in the wireless power world over the last couple months, both involving the new Rezence standard.
WiTricity has gone from an MIT professor’s dream (Professor Marin Soljačić ) to the advanced development of coupled resonators in the wireless power industry.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) always provide a glimpse of what to expect in the world of technology, and CES 2015 was no different. Tech companies showcased their products from smart watches to 4K TVs. This year, the core focus was on home automation through gadgets and software integration.
Imagine a world where you don’t have to plug in your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or even lay it on one of the Duracell charging mats that Starbucks is rolling out nationwide. Instead, your refrigerator sends them power from across the room via a WiFi-like radio signal.
As the largest consumer electronics show in the world, CES often gives us a hint of the technologies we can look forward to in the near future, based on the products that are shown off at the show. In 2013 and 2014, there was a heavy focus on wearables, and this year’s emphasis on home…
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