goCharge Launches Digital Network of 50 Mobile Device Charging Kiosks in New York City Bars Kiosks Feature Ability to Charge All Mobile Devices - Smartphones, Cell Phones, iPods and Tablets
NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- goCharge, the nation's leading provider of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks, has launched a network of branded kiosks in 50 bars in New York City. The goCharge kiosks feature the unique combination of an essential utility - charging all mobile devices "on the go" - and an outstanding sponsorship and branding opportunity.
The goCharge Network is sponsored by Bacardi Limon. Named after the Spanish word for lemon, BACARDI® LIMON infuses BACARDI® Rum to the essence of the royal family of citrus fruits: the lemon, the lime and grapefruit. Usage of the Kiosks is provided free of charge.
goCharge Mobile Device Charging Kiosks provide the ability to stay connected to friends, family, and work when not at home or in the car. The Kiosks charge every type of Smartphone, Cell Phone, iPods, iPads and a variety of other handheld devices. goCharge is featuring its Apollo models in the bar network (see http://www.gocharge.tumblr.com for a pictorial review of the network). The Kiosks are easily wall-mounted, or can be placed on a table. Other features of the goCharge Kiosks in the Bar Network include:
- Patented Charging Technology - allowing fastest charging speed possible
- 16 assorted charging tips
- A 19" digital Touch Screen which provides BACARDI Limon content such as cocktail recipes, trivia, and mad libs.
- Each Kiosk is completely wrapped in BACARDI Limon branding, providing enhanced impression value. On average, the user charges their mobile device for 8-12 minutes.
"Bars are a common place to find draining cell phone batteries, after a full day of phone calls, texting, using apps, and browsing," commented Paul King, founder and President of Hercules Networks, the parent company of goCharge. "Our goCharge kiosks offer the best solution, and our usage statistics to date confirm both the substantial need and appreciation of the service."
goCharge also recently introduced an iPhone "app," which alerts the user of the nearest bar that provides a goCharge kiosk. In the first two weeks of availability more than 500 iPhone users downloaded the app.
"We are very proud and excited about our Bar Network and Bacardi Limon's participation," Mr. King concluded. "In a very crowded market for Digital-based networks, the integration of an essential utility such as remote mobile device charging is an important distinguishing feature for advertisers and sponsors seeking quality and impactful impressions."
Mr. King noted that there are over 100,000 Mobile Device Charging Kiosks located throughout China, and "we believe the concept is as applicable in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Further, we are the only ones in the market with fast-charging technology, which greatly enhances the charging experience." goCharge Kiosks are currently in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City, as well as Russia, Australia, Israel, Canada and Chile.
"We are also generating a lot of interest among other venues and sponsors, including casinos, sports stadiums and arenas, fitness clubs, malls, coffee shops, and many others. In today's world everyone needs to stay connected wherever they go, and goCharge kiosks are the best solution available!" commented Mr. King.
About Hercules Networks
Hercules Networks is the leading provider of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks, branded goCharge. The Company offers kiosks which are offered in floor and tabletop models, complete with up to 16 custom configured charging tips, a patented charging technology which provides the fastest charging speeds available, and a 19" LCD Touch screen, illuminated billboard, and wrapping capability for sponsorship and branding. The kiosks can be fitted with a credit card reader or bill collector, or can be free charging.
goCharge kiosks have been located in bars, malls, sports arenas, university student unions, hospital waiting rooms, and many other venues with a natural 10-minute dwell time. goCharge Kiosks are also frequently present at Conferences and Conventions, as well as a sponsorship vehicle at Events across the country.
The Company also is completing development of an attractive and compact charging-only unit for venues where a screen is not appropriate.
Established in 2008, Hercules Networks, parent company of goCharge, is headquartered in New York City, with offices and warehouses in Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago. For information, go to http://www.GoChargeNow.com