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January 09, 2009

Powermat Unveils Wireless-Energy Products at CES

HoMedics Powermat North America, a joint venture between Michigan-based HoMedics and Israel and New York-based PoweMat, Ltd., reportedly has launched more than 15 products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The new product line, which will be available for purchase in retail stores in 2009, includes wireless charging for portable electronic devices, iPods, iPhones, Blackberry and mobile phones, GPS, handheld games and even laptop computers.
Designed for use at home, at the office and on the road, Powermat technology claims to facilitate fast and energy-efficient power delivery. Its technology is based on principles of magnetic induction, renders traditional conductive charging technology obsolete, in favor of an entirely new energy distribution process.
Powermat’s inductive technology pairs an ultra-thin mat with 5 different models to choose, comes with a variety of receivers which connects to various electronic devices. 
Each Powermat can wirelessly charge 3-6 devices simultaneously depending on model. All charging occurs at the same rate .The Powermat system even allows for the wireless transmission of data through audio and video and even allows users to sync their iPods or transmit video to their TVs at very efficient transfer rates.
“Our first line of products takes wireless charging to its next evolutionary level,” said Ron Ferber, the company’s president. “Not only do we eliminate the unmanageable tangle of ‘wire spaghetti’ that accumulates behind and around work stations and home offices, we also eliminate the need to use multiple bulky chargers to power numerous electronic devices. Above all, we provide the consumer with a better, easier, and totally simplified one-stop method for powering multiple electronics in virtually any environment.
Powermat was established in Neve Ilan, Israel in 2006 as a tool of convenience to free business travelers of the stresses and hassles of traveling with multiple chargers for operating multiple electronic high-and-low- power devices.
Ron Ferber futher added that, “The breadth of our initial assortment is tremendous, offering wireless solutions for all ages and demographics; from the iPod playing Gameboy toting student to the PC-carrying, Blackberry-communicating adult.”

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