We have just returned from one of the biggest events in the hospitality calendar, HITEC Amsterdam 2018. It was a great show and smart technology was the hot topic of the conference. We were delighted to have met with a whole host of multinational hotel chains with our partners FourteenIP and HPE Aruba to discuss the most effective way to manage wireless power and monitor guest behaviour via wireless power. Our biggest takeaway was that smart wireless power is in high demand, bringing value for both brands and guests in connection with analytics. In terms of scaling, it’s no longer ‘if’ wireless power is deployed, but ‘when’ and ‘how’.
There has been quite a bit of media coverage surrounding the FCC certifying far-field wireless charging solutions. Combine that with momentum now in the near-field wireless charging solution space (the tech that’s in the latest Apple and Samsung mobile devices), and people want to know where Chargifi fits in. Let me explain.
We have been deploying wireless charging solutions since 2013, but perhaps we should step back and take a chance to explain why we believe wireless charging is poised to change how we consume power in public! In this two-part series I will first explain how wireless charging works, and then why Chargifi’s smart solution takes it to the next level.