Wireless Charging – Phones/Tablets/Notebooks
Very soon being away from home without the different power cords for phones, tablets and notebooks would be a thing of the past which would be similar to the Wi-Fi revolution that came up in 2003 enabling people to connect their mobile computers to the internet without the need of wires, with the new wireless charging technologies that aims to relieve people from relying on their power cords at all.
The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show portrayed two wireless charging technology standards groups which merged making it easy and potentially faster for the adoption of this technology on a wide basis. Industry standards have now come together to simplify the use of the wireless charging technology, leading hotels, airports and various other location to trial battery refuelling technology. Rezence or magnetic resonance, the Alliance for Wireless Power, supports the technology together with Power Matters Alliance that joins forces in helping to build momentum for wireless charging which the research firm IHS is speculating on generating $8.5 billion in the form of revenue by 2018 that would be an increase from $216 in 2013. The Magnetic Resonance or Wireless Power is where the electricity is transferred safely between two objects with the use of metal coils.
Magnetic Resonance – Flexibility charges
Technology like Magnetic Resonance provides positional flexibility charges through several table-tops as well as charges multiple devices of different sizes and power levels simultaneously. According to IHS, more certified products would be commercially available by 2015 and are also expecting a number of remote charging receivers depending on the loosely couple technology like the magnetic resonance which will take over those which are using other wireless charging technology by 2017. With this the overall market is expected to expand to over $7.5 billion. The research firm visualizes the charging without wire as a big step in future wearable devices and believes the total revenue of the market would increase from $14.5 million in 2014 to over $1.1 billion in 2019 with the shipment of over 200 million units. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, in his keynote at the CES focused on new wireless charging collaboration which included Hilton, Jaguar Land Rover, San Francisco International Airport and Marriott.
Wireless Charging Capabilities – Marriott Portfolio
Krzanich has informed that these collaborators would be developing and deploying wireless charging pilots at Marriott which intends to install charging wireless capabilities on the Marriott portfolio of brands inclusive of JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard and Residence Inn. He also provided a demo on how a personal computer, a 2-in-1 laptop to tablet device could be placed on a table for charging purpose. With this new development, wireless charging stations would soon become common in airports, cafes, hotels and various other public places making this technology an easily fitted under existing tables or counter tops making them wireless charging pads.
By placing a laptop, 2-in-1 device, tablet or a smartphone on the counter or a table, the device tends to start recharging wirelessly and the first laptops with wireless charging would probably come later this year. In an interview with ComputerWorld prior to CES, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s PC Client Group, Kirk Skaugen, states that the technology will show up in tablets with Intel chips later this year.