2019 is set to be a milestone year for the wireless charging world, following on from announcements at end of last year from technology giants – including Apple, Google and Huawei – proclaiming their commitments to a wireless world, altogether redefining consumer expectation on powering up. The monumental shift to this method of charging drives the need for businesses to make a change, particularly to meet the demands of today’s always-on, always-connected consumer.
Today, consumer electronics leader, Belkin International, announces a collaboration with Chargifi, one of the leading companies in the cloud management of wireless charging technology. Chargifi’s smart technology will be integrated with Belkin’s BOOST↑UP™ Wireless Charging Spot product. This will transform wireless charging’s ability to deliver enhanced services to the hospitality, retail and enterprise environments. It provides dashboards with analytics that give actionable insights on customer behavior, as well as diagnostics on the health of the charging spots in the network.
For businesses deploying wireless charging at scale, this service: Continuously monitors and manages the network of charging transmitters; Runs diagnostics and fixes issues over the air when required; Gives peace of mind and reduced maintenance costs; Provides actionable insights on customer behaviour data.
A spokesperson from Belkin International, said: “We continue to focus on delivering a seamless, convenient, and optimal mobile power experience to the consumer. Our dedication to people-inspired design and quality from user testing and prototyping to regulatory compliance and manufacturing maintains our global leadership in wireless charging. And with the added functionality of Chargifi’s technology, we are excited to deliver enhanced services to hospitality, retail and enterprise environments.”
Products will be available in March 2019.