Aircharge, a division of Ergo, has announced that it has been elected to chair the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Infrastructure Application Group (IAG). The IAG is a workgroup dedicated to driving adoption of wireless power and charging, using the leading global interoperable Qi standard, in hotels, restaurants, sporting venues and other everyday locations.
Aircharge already has deployed wireless charging installations in more than 80 public locations throughout the UK, making London the world's most prominent wireless charging hub. In addition, Aircharge offers a range of accessories that enable any mobile device to charge wirelessly, focusing on a quality consumer experience and compatibility throughout its range.
"Aircharge is delighted to take on this responsibility and support the WPC and it members in accelerating the deployment of a Qi wireless power ecosystem at a global scale, said Ryan Sanderson, Commercial Development at Aircharge and representative chair of the IAG." Aircharge has also demonstrated how it can provide synergy between wireless charging and the use of other emerging technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and NFC to provide identification, networking and contactless payment -Technologies we will all be using in the future,"
Ranging from watts to kilowatts, the potential for Qi enabled products is endless -- from charging mobile devices (wearables, smartphones and notebook computers) to powering kitchen appliances. The WPC recognizes that resonant and inductive techniques are needed in applications, and the Qi standard supports both. The Qi standard ensures seamless interoperability, regardless of manufacturer, brand or charging technique. That means you can charge whatever Qi device you use at any Qi charging location, in any Qi-compatible car, or with any Qi product.
"The WPC has made significant progress with the mass commercialization of a host of products worldwide, and more recently with the wide deployment and installations of Qi in hotels, restaurants, office and public spaces, airports and other transportation hubs and public venues," added John Perzow, VP of market development for WPC. "With his unique expertise and global experience in this industry, Ryan will continue our organization's accelerated path in advancing innovations and the application of Qi in countless ways.
Participation in the IAG is open to all members of the Wireless Power Consortium.