January 20, 2020
LONDON, 20 January 2020: Chargifi today announces its IoT cloud-based smart wireless charging solution for business is launching in the APAC region. The launch will see an extension of Chargifi’s relationship with leading global I.T. distributor Ingram Micro, following the geo expansion into the US and Latin America in 2018. The expansion is further supported by Chargifi’s appointment of Sales Director Asia Pacific, Carl Jefferys, who was instrumental in the set-up of Wi-Fi giant Ruckus in Australasia, Jefferys will oversee the launch and further expansion of Chargifi in the region.
Chargifi delivers a market-leading IoT cloud-management platform for smart wireless power, enabling businesses to meet the rising demand for convenient power, allowing easy connection to existing systems to provide seamless experiences for guests, customers, and employees. The patented solution turns wireless power into a service that provides a unique value exchange opportunity for businesses. Its multi-tenant cloud platform enables clients to mass-deploy, manage and monetise wireless power as a service, creating enhanced customer experiences as well as new revenue streams.
Chargifi’s wireless charging SmartSpots are already powering great experiences in APAC, across venues such as The Sporting Globe Bar, Sydney Airport, and at Rouse Hill Town Centre shopping mall run by General Property Trust. By extending its partnership with Ingram Micro, Chargifi will continue to maximise existing North American distribution channels in ASEAN & Hong Kong and Australasia, enabling businesses to create better experiences for their employees and customers.
“Having first added Chargifi to our portfolio in 2018 in the U.S. and Latin America, it wasn’t long before we recognised the potential of its solution for APAC, where demand for wireless power and Internet of Things devices in enterprise and hospitality is soaring,” said Diego Utge, executive vice president and group president APAC at Ingram Micro. “Chargifi has already proved popular in the region so far but given the huge appetite in the APAC market for smart devices, we know there is great potential via our channel partners who are keen to meet the needs of the rapidly changing technology environment.”
CEO and co-founder at Chargifi, Dan Bladen, added: “The world is going wireless and access to convenient power is becoming essential wherever people carry a phone. Power is the foundation to experience, whether it’s within the workplace, at an airport, or in a bar, and both consumers and businesses are demanding greater, smarter access to this utility. We’re delighted to be responding to, and capitalising on, the demand for wireless power and smart devices in the APAC market. With Ingram Micro’s support we will accelerate adoption, growth and scale of this essential service and are one step further in our mission to make wireless power as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi.”
Bladen continued: “Our mission in APAC is to do for power what Wi-Fi did for connectivity, and Carl is going to be an instrumental part of that journey. Having set up Ruckus Wireless in Australasia, Carl not only has knowledge of the industry and region, but also has the tenacity and ingenuity needed to make the Chargifi vision a reality.”
Chargifi provides convenient power in amazing spaces. We deliver a market-leading cloud management platform that enables the smart mass deployment of wireless charging; Wireless charging SmartSpots connect to the cloud, enabling the remote management of an IoT network of convenient wireless power. Behavioural and usage analytics in the Chargifi dashboard help understand how spaces are being used, and when integrated into existing systems through API or SDK, smart experiences can be triggered to improve user experience. This valued and connected service provides a unique touch point and value exchange opportunity that can impact engagement, satisfaction and overall customer experience, which in turn drives revenue.
Chargifi is deployed by over 90 organisations in 21 countries and is backed by leading technology investors including; Intel Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Techstars, Accelerated Digital Ventures, firstminute capital and R/GA Ventures.