Thursday, October 25, 2018
Customers hope–indeed increasingly expect–to charge their mobile devices when visiting coffee shops and other public spaces. Newer phones, from all major manufacturers, support magnetic induction ("Qi") charging, allowing to top off these devices by placing them on a charging pad. But these charging pads are wired, and venues that install them find that they need to be near a power outlet. As a result, only a portion of tables can be made accessible to customers for charging. Customers leave disappointed or sip their drinks while hoping that a wired table becomes free.
"We've all been there, fighting battery anxiety by frantically looking for an available outlet," says Yuval Boger, Chief Marketing Officer at Wi-Charge. "Wi-Charge AnyTable provides a great solution for both customers as well as coffee shops and public spaces. Now that the new phones from Apple, Samsung and Google all support magnetic induction charging, the Wi-Charge solution allows charging these new phones, even away from a power outlet."
This solution addresses charging challenges by delivering wire-free power to charging pads at any table. AnyTable combines a Qi-pad that charges the phone, a rechargeable battery that powers the pad and the Wi-Charge long-range power receiver that refills the rechargeable battery. It allows today's phones to be charged by tomorrow's power delivery technology. Charging is fast and seamless, just like in a wired charging pad. Pads can be embedded into a table or be free-standing on top of it.
Wi-Charge invites manufacturers of Qi charging pads to combine their offering with the Wi-Charge technology to deliver this enhanced service to coffee shops, public spaces and the people that frequent them. To partner with Wi-Charge, visit: http://www.wi-charge.com/apply-for-beta/.
Wi-Charge's Partnership with Kube Systems
The Kube System "Beam Charging" stations combine charging of mobile devices with a display that can deliver venue promotions and targeted advertising. The charging station can be easily placed on tables and bars and is charged wire-free via Wi-Charge. These free-standing charging stations provide a convenient service for customers while increasing revenue and retention for the proprietors.
"The integrated solution allows all types of hospitality venues to enhance their customer's experience while generating greater revenue at the same time," says Garry Ramler, President of Kube Systems. "We are excited to partner with Wi-Charge and bring our joint solutions to market."
"The sleek design and useful features are a great showcase for what long-range wireless power coupled with magnetic induction charging can do," adds Mr. Boger. "We are excited to partner with Kube Systems and combine our wireless power and hospitality expertise to deliver a fantastic solution."