WattUp wire-free, power-at-a-distance charging technology has been given Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of its first-generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which sends focused, RF-based power to devices at a distance. This is the first FCC certification for power-at-a-distance wireless charging under Part 18 of the FCC's rules.
Existing charging technologies allow for only contact-based charging, Energous is the first company to achieve Wireless Charging 2.0 to-date, which is the ability to charge devices both at contact (including fast charging large battery devices such as smartphones and tablets), as well as power-at-a-distance. Similar to WiFi, the WattUp ecosystem ensures interoperability between receivers and transmitters, regardless of the manufacturer, making the entire ecosystem flexible and accessible for consumers and manufacturing partners.
The company's WattUp Mid Field transmitter can deliver power via radio frequency (RF) energy to WattUp-enabled electronic devices at a distance of up to three feet. So far it is the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as charge multiple devices at once.
The company will be demonstrating WattUp technology at CES 2018, the world's largest consumer electronics show, January 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV.