Ossia Introduces Wireless Charging Technology
Can you imagine a world where you never have to worry about charging your phone, tablet, or laptop again? Now with Cota by Ossia, that fantasy can become a reality. As people consume more and more information daily on their mobile devices, researchers and developers are constantly creating new ways to charge devices faster and easier such as Storedot, the charger that charges your phone in 30 seconds. However, Cota promises its users that they will never need a plug-in charger again.
Cota by Ossia is a wireless battery charger that performs similarly to wi-fi. It operates on a chipset that uses a device’s already existing antenna to receive power to charge the device.
“Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas can perform double duty as both data and Cota wireless power receivers,” said Ossia representatives.
Cota is not only useful for personal mobile devices. The remote charger can be integrated into stationary technology too, such as smoke detectors or household AA or AAA batteries. With Cota in your house or workplace, you will never have to change batteries again.
“The Cota receiver chip also includes power management capabilities that manufacturers can leverage to reduce component costs, required circuit board area, and time-to-market, making the industry’s most robust wireless power technology also the easiest to integrate.”
A single Cota station can charge a radius of 30 feet. Any device requiring charged batteries will be fully charged while in the range of Cota. That includes everything from your cell phone, to your fitness band, to the fire detector. Also, Cota detects when a device is fully charged, and therefore stops charging the device, which saves money compared to the wall chargers that are constantly emitting energy. Cota has the ability to decrease energy costs in one’s home or work space, making this small device a very efficient and effective powering tool.
“This pinpoint precision targeting of energy safely and efficiently powers all Cota-equipped devices and batteries within its effective radius, even as they move around the room.”
Cota plans to ship its technology to equipment makers this year. Cota charging capabilities have the power to change how we charge devices. Never again will we need multiple chargers for our home or office, nor will we need to purchase batteries again. Cota charging stations can be installed all over a city, such as homes, offices, airports, construction jobsites, hospitals, train stations and coffee shops.