SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Powermat Technologies today announced it has eclipsed 150 million phone-charging minutes in just one year, becoming the only mass deployed public wireless charging network in the world to accomplish the feat. In fact, people in the U.S., UK and Canada powered up their smartphones wirelessly at Powermat Charging Spots for more than 2 million hours in total in the past year— that's three lifetimes worth of wireless power.
"No other managed wireless charging platform came close to 150 million minutes charged," said Thorsten Heins, CEO of Powermat Technologies. "As more and more venues become mobile-optimized, Powermat's growing usage numbers show there's incredible consumer demand for wireless charging, and in turn— massive business-boosting benefits."
Today, the company also announced a new software upgrade that will enhance all third–generation and above Powermat Charging Spots to support 15 Watt charging. Expected to roll out commercially later in 2016, the update will allow consumers to power up their higher capacity devices such as enabled smartphones and tablets quicker than ever before, giving businesses yet another reason to become mobile-optimized.
Powermat will unveil the 15-Watt software upgrade at Mobile World Congress, demonstrating the adaptability and flexibility of its centrally-managed, cloud-based engagement platform. Since Powermat's wireless charging platform is connected to the cloud, participating venues can choose to upgrade to new software and hence new capabilities later this year.
As pioneers in the wireless charging industry and cloud connected wireless charging platforms, the company has attained a great deal of mass market installation experience. Whether a business owner is opening a new location or retrofitting their store, Powermat has perfected a scalable process that's seamless, mess-free and extremely efficient with almost no impact on daily operations. Powermat's platform also allows for the installation of up to eight Charging Spots per electrical outlet, thus offering customers infinitely more charging options while in store. As customers power up their devices, businesses use the platform to advertise special store offers, helping generate customer loyalty and repeat business.
In a recent online survey of consumers using wireless charging, 79 percent of respondents said that offering Powermat technology would positively influence their decision to visit a business, and 4 out of 5 felt they'd frequent a venue with wireless charging at least once more per week. An overwhelming 86 percent of respondents to the Powermat survey claimed wireless charging would increase the amount of time they spent at a store, and 56 percent said they would spend more money while there. Additionally, more than half of customers (56%) said they would be interested in having special offers delivered to their smartphone while they charged up wirelessly.
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About Powermat Technologies
Our vision is to help create a world where people never again need worry about running out of power. A pioneer in wireless charging, we utilize existing principles of magnetic inductivity to wirelessly transfer electricity in a safe and effective manner. Beyond equipping venues with a wireless infrastructure, Powermat's platform allows businesses to increase relevant engagement with customers sending contextual information, alerts, offers and promotions through the Powermat app before, during and after on-site consumer interactions. Together with more than 100 partners, we are building a global wireless power ecosystem. As founding members of the Power Matters Alliance (now AirFuel Alliance) we are dedicated to creating an industry standard for smart, environmental and accessible wireless power. Everyone should live life at 100%. For more information please visit www.powermat.com.
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