Wireless Remote Charger Cota Offers the Prospects of Revolution in the Mobile Devices Autonomy [Video]
The creators of the wireless charging technology Cota who have spent 8 years developing it are ready to launch its mass production. The company expects to conclude the first contracts for the Cota supply before the end of 2015.
The technology was first introduced in 2013. Cota allows transmitting the power to various electronic devices remotely using radio waves of the same frequency bands which are used by the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards. At that. It does not matter whether the smartphone is on a table or in the pocket of a user who moves constantly around the house. It is important for the unit to be within 10 meters from the power transmitter.
The power transmitter is just one of the two components of the Cota technology. The second component is a chipset which should be placed in each device the power will be transmitted to. It can be a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, a smartwatch, a smoke detector, a smart thermostat and so on. The company claims that the size of the chipset will enable embedding it in virtually in any modern device.
If the device is equipped with a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth antenna, the power will be transmitted with the help of it. For example, in the case of smartphones, tablets and laptops, no additional components besides the Cota chipset will be necessary. Meanwhile, other consumer electronics will require the antenna if it is not provided with its construction.
Ossia engineers state that the new technology is safe for humans, as the signal power of the transmitter is 10 000 times less than that of a Wi-Fi router. The cost of the Cota transmitter will not exceed $100.