Energous Corporation, a developer of RF-based charging for wireless power networks, has announced that AirFuel RF, a radio frequency-based wireless charging technology from AirFuel Alliance, is now an industry standard. With the adoption of AirFuel RF as an industry standard, Energous is one step closer to realizing its goal of having its wireless power networks become the preferred method for powering consumer electronics.
Energous has been a board member of the AirFuel Alliance since 2016 and supports the development of this industry standard for wireless charging technology that can be used for IoT devices, allowing for batteryless, mobile, waterproof, maintenance-free, and easier-to-implement devices. With the development of AirFuel RF as an industry standard, Energous can now take its charging technology to the next level.
Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous, commented, “Energous has been on the AirFuel Alliance board of directors since 2016 and we are proud to have supported this development, a critical milestone for the scalability of the growing ecosystem of IoT devices, which need consistent and reliable power.” He added, “Over-the-air RF-based wireless power enabled by AirFuel RF and our WattUp technology frees IoT deployments from the burdens of replaceable batteries and power cables, enabling a new reality of batteryless, mobile, waterproof, maintenance-free, and easier-to-implement devices.”
This technology makes it possible for wearables, retail, smart sensors, accessories, and more to work without batteries. With this new industry standard, Energous' AirFuel RF technology will open up many possibilities for developing the Internet of Things (IoT).
About Energous Corporation
is the global leader in wireless power networks. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only one that enables both contact and distance charging via a fully compatible ecosystem. WattUp, which is built on fast, efficient, and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, is positioned to offer improvements in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement, and overall cost over older, first-generation coil-based charging technologies for industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities, and medical devices. Energous creates silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs for global customers, as well as providing worldwide regulatory assistance, a dependable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support. To date, the company has received over 200 patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology and received the world's first FCC Part 18 certification for at-distance wireless charging.