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SOURCE Power Matters Alliance
Industry Leaders from all Walks Convene to Address the Future of Wireless Power
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Power Matters Alliance (PMA) will hold its first members conference in Fremont, California today, with industry leading Fortune 500's from all walks in attendance. Companies including Powermat Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Duracell Powermat, Starbucks, AT&T, Qualcomm, Samsung, SONY, Broadcom and the US Government's EPA Energy Star as well as many others will come together at The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Verification Services facility to meet and network with others, solve technical challenges and address the path forward for the global adoption of wireless power.
Planned technical meetings will focus on inductive and resonant technology to provide multi-mode solutions as well as certification, regulatory and sustainability requirements to ensure global interoperability in the most ecologically sound manner.
Attendees will meet senior execs from the PMA Board of Directors and screen the first enterprise grade wireless power charging network based on the PMA standard by Powermat Technologies. This breakthrough in wireless network technology facilitates power surfaces that operate in tandem with one another – allowing 'Wireless Charging Spots' across the globe to be centrally monitored and managed.
"This new network topography is ideal for use in public places such coffee shops, airports and arenas because it enables venues to monitor, upgrade and set policies for each Wireless Charging Spot in real time from a centralized cloud-based system," said Ron Resnick, President of Power Matters Alliance. "This changes wireless power in public places from disjointed, standalone surfaces into a smart global network."
In addition, attendees will view multi-mode receivers that operate on both inductive and resonant wireless charging platforms; paving the way for future collaboration across the wireless charging spectrum.
Incipio, Duracell Powermat, WiTricity and Averna will all showcase new product designs and working models before attendees are treated to tours of a nearby Starbucks location equipped with working Duracell Powermat Wireless Charging Spots that have already been embedded into the store's infrastructure.
In keeping the recent announcement that PMA has entered into three critical partnerships with industry leading certification test labs (UL, AT4 wireless, and TUV Rheinland) designed to service PMA member companies certifying PMA compliant products, representatives from each lab will be on hand to answer questions regarding the enrollment and testing process. In addition, Averna will be taking orders for a wireless charging receiver tester to be shipped in January 2014.
About Power Matters Alliance
PMA is a global, not-for-profit standards organization chartered to ensure global interoperability for wireless charging. PMA was founded by Powermat Technologies and Procter & Gamble in 2012. The PMA board includes AT&T, Duracell, Starbucks and the US Government's Energy Star (non-voting). PMA compatible 'wireless charging spots' have been installed at leading coffee shops, airports, stadiums, restaurants, gyms and more and PMA-compliant products are available at leading retailers. Membership in the PMA is open to all, and its technical specifications are available to all members at www.powermatters.org.
Contact: Scott Eisenstein, 212-297-2762, Press@powermatters.org
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