New Qi Wireless Charging Expands Automotive and Applications Footprint at Mobile World Congress with Fast- Charging, 2-Way Device Charging

Wireless Power Consortium leads a new connector-free, wireless charging ecosystem by accelerating Qi innovation
(PresseBox) (Piscataway, NJ, ) The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), an open-membership organization promoting the adoption of Qi, the global wireless power standard, is showcasing the newest Qi standard wireless charging products and prototypes in Booth 5E90, Hall 5 at Mobile World Congress 2013, taking place 25-28 February in Barcelona.

Qi is the only wireless power solution directly integrated into flagship smartphones and automobiles, a demonstration of overwhelming industry support and recognition of Qi's versatility.

The latest Qi automotive consoles and cradles will make their European debut, including the 2013 Toyota Avalon interior console with integrated wireless charging made by Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS). Leggett & Platt will unveil a Qi 2013 automotive solution.

For rapid charging of increasingly larger batteries needed for power-gouging devices and applications, WPC will introduce the world's first Qi 7.5 watt fast-charging solution by ConvenientPower to deliver battery charging in two-thirds of the time required.

Fulton Innovation transmitter/receiver netbook with two-way wireless charging will also be showcased at MWC. The Qi-enabled netbook can be charged wirelessly and can wirelessly charge another Qi-enabled device with device-to-device power transfer by placing the two devices back-to-back.The netbook was recently named the CNET Best of CES at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas.

In addition to the new products above, visitors to the WPC booth at MWC 2013 (Booth: 5E90, Hall 5) will also experience the newest Qi-compatible wireless charging products that include:
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Chargers and charging docks, pads and rings
  • Furniture and lamps
  • Gaming controllers
  • Accessories for iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Note II
Qi is superior to proprietary wireless power solutions. It offers the widest range of features to optimize user convenience and product choices: support for both inductive and resonant charging, spatial freedom, and intelligent power management. Qi is an open, fully flexible standard capable of evolving its technology and features to offer the best user experience while maintaining compatibility products that have the Qi logo.

About Qi and the Wireless Power ConsortiumEstablished in December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to establish Qi as the global standard for wirelessly charging electronic products. Qi is backed by more than 130 WPC members that include industry leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts companies. These well-known companies include Energizer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, ConvenientPower, Leggett & Platt, PLDS and Texas Instruments.

The more than 15 million units installed base of Qi-compatible devices, chargers, and automobiles include products such as the Toyota Avalon Limited, Nokia Lumia 920, LG Google Nexus 4, HTC Droid DNA, HTC 8X, LG Spectrum 2, TDK Life on Record Wireless Charging Speaker Q35, Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset, Panasonic DIGA Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, Oregon Scientific Time & Wireless Charging Station+, JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker, and the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy.

Qi products are available in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe. For more information, please visit www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.

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