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CES 2015: Proxi Debuts Magnetic Resonance Device Charging Tech

January 13, 2015 / 10 Comments / 207 /
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Written by Todd Townsend

This year at CES, Power by Proxi showed how its latest magnetic resonance technology lets you charge your devices with ease. Say goodbye to finicky wireless chargers requiring you to place your device with precision. Just place your device anywhere on the charger from Power by Proxi and forget about it.

I caught up with Power by Proxi’s Tony Francesca at CES 2015. Here’s the story.

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Tech giants show off latest gadgets at Computex

June 9, 2014 / 0 Comments / 101 /

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The world’s largest technology show came to a close in Taiwan over the weekend.

The annual Computex conference in Taipei brings together some of the biggest tech companies in the world to showcase what they have to offer.

Gorilla Technology CTO Paul Spain has just arrived back from the convention, and says the highlight was Intel’s shrinking computer chips.

Intel showed off a new tablet – the Asus T300 Chi, due out early next year – which is only 7.3mm thick, but has the power of an existing laptop.

And Microsoft, which has just launched the Surface Pro 3, is about the width of a smarthphone but doubles as a tablet and full-powered laptop computer.

Wearable computing was another standout at Computex, with a new offering from TomTom, as was wireless charging.

Paul Spain explains – watch the video for the full interview.

 

 

 

 

#CESLive: PowerbyProxi

January 15, 2014 / 0 Comments / 2583 /

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John and Rene talked with the <a href=”http://powerbyproxi.com/”>PowerbyProxi</a> people about their multi-device charging solutions. They showed a spatially-free transmitter, a charge pad that you can put your device on without worrying where on the mat it is or how it’s aligned. You can charge as many devices on it as will physically fit on the mat; the mats are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate larger or smaller numbers of devices. Their design priority was to make the mat charge all the devices on the mat at their maximum rate, so it should work as quickly as physically plugging your device into power.  Click not he image above or the link <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ZOAf2ZYMc#t=202″>here</a>.

PowerbyProxi Wireless Charger

July 2, 2013 / 0 Comments / 129 /

There were more than a couple of booths dedicated to promote the wireless charging technology. We visited one booth which had representatives from the Wireless Power Consortium(WPC) demonstrating the evolution of the Qi wireless charging technology. PowerbyProxi is one company which had a wireless charging product on display. It was basically a flat rectangular piece of plastic which had the ability to charge one or many devices at the same time. So while the Qi specification 1.- and 1.1 is capable of charging one phone at a time, PowerbyProxi had developed a charging pad which allowed you to charge multiple phones or mobile devices at a time. Thanks to the thin charging circuitry, the miniaturised wireless receiver of this pad is located in the back cover of the phones.

PowerbyProxi paves the way for interoperability with latest demo in Taipei

June 4, 2013 / 0 Comments / 263 /

After just three weeks as a member of the WPC, we have developed the first step towards interoperability for wireless charging using the Qi standard. 

In the video below, our EVP and CTO, Fady Mishriki, demonstrates our new wireless receiver that can be charged on multiple Qi transmitters, including our next generation wireless charging pad enabling multi-device charging and full spatial freedom. 

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Improved wireless phone and tablet charging on the way?

February 28, 2013 / 0 Comments / 157 /

Article featured on TechHive March 1 – A link to the original story and video can be found here, otherwise full content has been included below:

Improved wireless phone and tablet charging on the way?

Mark Sullivan

BARCELONA — Phone and tablet makers now pay close attention to wireless-charging technology, because it could erase one of the biggest headaches of device owners—having to plug in.

Instead, when your device is out of gas, you could just plop it down on a charging surface (maybe built into the kitchen counter) and pick it back up when the charge is done. No cable. No searching for outlets.

But wireless-charging technology is still in its developmental stage, and technical challenges still stand in the way of its working perfectly. For one thing, if other metal objects like pens or coins also sit on the charging surface, the phone of tablet to be charged won’t charge, or they will charge at a very slow rate. Some wireless-charging technologies can charge only one device at a time.

A solution to slow charging?

One company, Silicon Valley-based Proxi, says it has the solution to those problems. Tony Francesca, VP of consumer products, told me Sunday that his company’s wireless-charging surface will charge multiple devices at the same rate as if they were plugged into a wall outlet. And, no, pens and coins don’t mess up the process.

 

 

Proxi’s wireless-charging technology, which was originally developed at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, uses a number of wireless power coils in the surface, which makes it unique among the various charging systems available now, Francesca says. Each of those coils, he says, has beside it a tiny circuit board that regulates the amount of power being sent by the coil.

The electrical power is sent through a very layer of air between the charging surface and the device. The power is then received by another small coil near the device’s battery. It’s accompanied by a tiny circuit board, which regulates the amount of power flowing into the battery.

Francesca says his company is working with battery companies, phone makers, and PC makers to bake this charging technology into their devices. He says products containing that should to market within the next year.

As with other wireless-charging solutions, we’ll have to wait to see how the technology really works off the shelf. So far, nobody’s really hit it out of the park.

ComputerWorld interview with Fady at CES 2013

January 10, 2013 / 5 Comments / 132 /

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Lucas Mearian from ComputerWorld interviews Fady as he describes our Proxi Smartphone and Proxi In-Device Charging solutions at our suite above the CES show floor:

PowerbyProxi interviewed on local Shenzhen TV

November 20, 2012 / 0 Comments / 148 /

Shenzhen, China

On the back of our interview with CCTV we were also covered by a local Shenzhen TV station which included an interview with our VP Business Development, Tony Francesca.

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PowerbyProxi on China Network Television

November 19, 2012 / 0 Comments / 151 /
Shenzhen, China

Following on from our update from the China Hi-Tech Fair on day 2, PowerbyProxi has since been featured on a CCTV (China Network Television) news bulletin covering interesting technologies from the fair.  The coverage includes Tony describing the functionality of our In-Device wirelessly rechargeable AA battery solution.  You can view the video below which is taken from the CCTV archive –  PowerbyProxi is featured from 2:20 onwards:

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Auckland company takes wireless charging to the world

November 8, 2012 / 0 Comments / 105 /

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Those chargers and cables you’ve got lying around the house could soon be a thing of the past. In fact, even power points could be obsolete.

An Auckland company has developed a technology that allows you to wirelessly charge phones, remote controls and other consumer products.

And Power By Proxi hopes it won’t be too long before their wireless charging devices are in homes around the world.

“We really believe this is going to change the way people use power in their consumer devices over the next five to 10 years,” says executive chairman Greg Cross.

The technology uses magnetic fields to transfer power from a transmitter to a receiver, rather than using a cable. It’s used commercially in wind turbines.

The company’s been working with the University of Auckland to miniaturise the technology so the receiver can be built into the batteries used in everything from phones to toy cars.

“You can have these pads in your home or office and you don’t actually have to carry the cable, you can just place your phone on the pad and it will automatically start charging,” says Mr Cross.

The university has been developing wireless power technology for decades, and UniServices technology development manager Will Charles shares Mr Cross’ vision.

“The vision we see is that in 10 years time the plug will be a thing of the past,” he says. “For cars […] but also consumer electronic devices.”

The transmitters could cost from $10 to more than $100 – but that will depend on their size and how many electronic companies license the technology.

Others are working on ways to charge devices from metres away – but Mr Cross says there are limits to the technology.

“It is possible to get power to be transmitted over long distances, but it is not possible to do it either safely or efficiently.”

The company will show off its technology at trade shows in China and Germany later this month.

 

 

 

 

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