ADA — Fulton Innovation, creator of eCoupled wireless power technology, announced Monday that it is providing wireless power technology for the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals’ “Guestroom 20x” exhibit at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference 2012.
HFTP will unveil the 2012 version of Guestroom 20X, showcasing new and upcoming technologies for the modern hotel room.
Fulton will be showcasing its eCoupled wireless power technology in the Guestroom 20X desk and bedside table. Through its partnerships with KI and Leggett and Platt, Fulton will outfit existing hotel room furniture with the KI Qi Wireless Power Grommet which uses the L&P Helios transmitter and is designed as an embedded system for transforming ordinary surfaces into wireless charging zones. Fulton’s eCoupled technology delivers the required amount of power by communicating to the device and stops charging when the device has completed its charging cycle. Fulton will also provide mobile devices that are currently available through Verizon wireless — HTC Rezound, LG Lucid, and Motorola DROID Bionic smart phones. The charging technology and the mobile devices are all Qi-compatible.
“We are excited to showcase the benefits of wireless power in the hotel room of the future and the value of compatibility across many different brands and devices through the Qi (“chee”) Wireless Power Standard. Already we are seeing efforts throughout the rest of the world to build a wireless power infrastructure,” said Bret Lewis, Director of Fulton Innovation.
“In Japan, wireless power in public places is pretty much a way of life with over 100 coffee shops and eateries with Qi wireless power hot spots. HFTP’s Guestroom 20X is a good example of what consumers can expect in hotel rooms around the world very soon. We envision wireless power being put into infrastructure around the country – cafes, coffee shops, hotels, airports, sporting venues, universities, and more. The possibilities for making wireless power a part of peoples’ everyday lives are endless.”
HITEC 2012 will take place on June 25-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
A subsidiary of Alticor Corp., Fulton Innovation is dedicated to commercializing new and innovative technologies that improve the way we live, work, and play. Fulton is working with a wide range of industry-leading companies to integrate wireless power technology into infrastructure and electronic devices to enable consumers to live a truly wireless life.
The engineers behind eCoupled have been developing, advancing, and perfecting the technology for over 13 years. eCoupled technology has been incorporated into the Amway eSpring water purification system for more than 10 years.
Amway employs more than 14,000 people worldwide, including over 500 engineers and scientists. Amway has sales of more than $10.9 billion annually. It is headquartered in Ada, Michigan and has operations in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.
For additional information,visit www.ecoupled.com.
Guestroom 20x is a futuristic guestroom special exhibit. It debuted at HITEC 2006 and has been on display at various trade shows since. Technologies in the exhibit include non-traditional types such as lighting, eco-friendly products, fabrics and furniture, as well as traditional technology such as next-generation televisions, mobile devices, telephones and robots. The technologies will be showed off at HFTP 2012 Oct. 17-20 in Orlando, Fla.