LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to streamline the process of airport navigation and travel for consumers worldwide, Arconas, a leader in providing public seating in more than 130 airports around the globe, and Powermat, the pioneer and leader in wireless power have announced an agreement to bring wireless charging capability to airports worldwide.
Through its recently established business-to-business arm, Powermat Integrated (PMI),Powermat will unveil a solution specifically catering to the airline traveler at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The incorporation of wireless charging into airport seating and lounge areas is an unprecedented step toward bringing wireless energy to markets that are both untapped and ripe for the convenience and ease of wireless power integration.
"Most business travelers will tell you that the airport is among the worst places to lose power on your smartphone because you're basically stranded – sometimes literally - with nothing else to do," said Ran Poliakine, Powermat CEO. "In addition, searching for an outlet in an airport is worse than trying to find a needle in a haystack in terms of the level of frustration and difficulty."
"Our airport products are designed to enhance the air traveler's experience with as many value added customer amenities as possible," said Pablo Reich, Executive Vice President of Arconas. "The ability to wirelessly charge their devices while in the airport will improve the entire travel experience for so many. It's a fundamental step forward that the air-traveler will appreciate, perhaps more than any other."
Powermat's vision is to create a wireless world where access to wire-free power is as pervasive as Wi-Fi. Powermat will continue to develop its technology to enable even greater adaptation in venues where consumers will benefit most.
Arconas is a global leader in providing public seating for airport hold rooms and waiting areas. Arconas seating is installed at more than 130 airports around the globe, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson, Boston Logan, Los Angeles (LAX), Hong Kong, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi (UAE) and JFK New York. Our award winning, high performance airport seating lines are designed to the highest standards of durability, comfort, safety and security, with many built-in easy maintenance features. Our products enhance the airport travellers' experience with many value added customer amenities, such as power access on all of our public seating collections.
Powermat was the first company to perfect inductive-based wireless charging and to bring it to consumers in a widely available, meaningful way via mainstream retail channels. The undisputed leader in wireless charging, Powermat leads the category in all facets including technology, retail footprint, consumer experience, and brand. Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for fast, safe and effective wireless charging. It's simple, effortless, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug as well as the angst of running on empty.