Fulton Innovation Reveals Tablet That Both Sends and Receives Power Wirelessly at CES

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LAS VEGAS — Ada-based Fulton Innovation, the creator and exclusive licensor of eCoupled wireless power, is showing the first ever example of two-way wireless power at the International CES in Las Vegas this week.

Using the Qi global standard for wireless power set by the Wireless Power Consortium, Fulton will demonstrate a tablet being charged wirelessly, which in turn is used to charge a Qi enabled mobile phone. By simply placing the two devices back-to-back, the power transfers wirelessly between them.

A video of the process may be viewed at http://bit.ly/VSzTpF.

In another demonstration of the flexibility of wireless power, Fulton will be showing an interactive printed poster with an illustration of a DJ console that can actually be played. Music is made by tapping the speakers, mixer, and turntable, while placing the same tablet that wirelessly charges a mobile phone near the poster for power. The combination of printed electronics and two-way wireless power creates a new way of connecting to consumers through interactive posters, magazines, food packaging, and more.

Using its new Adaptive Resonance technology, Fulton will demonstrate a surface that wirelessly charges multiple Qi-compatible devices at once. Placing the phones or tablets on one pad will charge simultaneously, recognizing and adapting to the power needs of each device. Watch a video of this feature at http://bit.ly/PauxVZ.

Various embodiments of wireless power will be on show in Fulton’s suite to demonstrate how the technology can transform everyday lives:

* A set top box and TV that automatically turns on or off when the remote is removed or placed on the box, where it charges a super capacitor with no batteries when not in use.
* Wireless kitchen appliances that use direct power, rather than charging like mobile phones.
* Tablets and laptops with medium power requirements that charge without wires on an eCoupled-enabled conference table.
* Home furniture such as side and coffee tables that charge any of the 10+ million Qi devices in market today.
* The new Nokia Lumia phone that charges without wires while it’s inside a handbag, demonstrating wireless charging over a distance.
* Examples of packaging that combines printed electronics with wireless power to attract consumers with flashing lights and sound.
* A collection of the latest Qi mobile phones on the market embedded with wireless power including the Google Nexus 4, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920 and 820.

“We’re excited to return to CES as it allows us to showcase the next generation of wireless power innovations developed by our award-winning team of scientists,” said Dave Baarman, director of advanced technologies for Fulton Innovation. “We’ve spent the last 14 years contributing to the wireless power industry and now our technology is built into 70% of the 10+ million Qi-based devices on the market today. Wireless power is rapidly becoming a must-have feature in the latest smart-phones and we’re proud to be a part of the rapidly-growing market.”

Fulton Innovation will have many more wireless power demonstrations and applications on display at CES in suite S116 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

A subsidiary of Alticor Corp., Fulton Innovation 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. Alticor is also shopping the patents that form the basis of Fulton’s technology.

The engineers behind eCoupled have been developing, advancing, and perfecting the technology for over 14 years. eCoupled technology has been incorporated into the Amway eSpring water purification system for over 10 years.

For additional information, visit www.ecoupled.com.

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