Wi-Charge launched what they present as the first production-ready long-range wireless power solution. Based on infrared (IR) light instead of RF, the new power transmitter is about the size of a soft drink can, and can be inconspicuously installed almost anywhere. The company states that its IR technology is more efficient than other approaches to long-range wireless power, and the light-based technology does not interfere with any RF communications. The plug-and-play system is pre-configured, and can power IoT and smart-home devices at a distance of up to 5 meters.
Dinesh Kithany, lead industry analyst, Wireless Power & Power Supply at HIS Markit, expects the combined annual shipments of both wireless power receivers and transmitters to grow to over 1.7 billion units by 2021 and exceed 7.5 billion units in 2027.
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