eCoupled Technology Frees Users from Cords
Fulton Innovation will introduce a new way to charge wireless devices at the International CES.At the International Consumer Electronics Show, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 9, Fulton Innovation will introduce a way to charge wireless devices with its eCoupled technology, which allows for the transmission of power and data without the need for cords and ports. Fulton Innovation, a member of the Alticor family of corporations, announced the technology Dec. 27. David Hazlett, director of business development for Fulton Innovation, told eWEEK, "Our vision is that eCoupled technology will become the standard for delivering wireless power to a wide variety of electrical and electronic devices." This technology transfers energy from one device to another through a shared magnetic field. The user places the device in a wireless charger, which verifies whether the device is close enough to be charged. Then the power is transferred by electromagnetic induction from the charging surface to the users device.
"Any product that uses power can be revolutionized by eCoupled technology," Hazlett said, in Grand Rapids, Mich. "It applies to common consumer electronic devices such as cellular phones, digital music players and PDAs."