AirFuel Alliance Introduces New Resonant Wireless Charging Ecosystem in China

The AirFuel Alliance has announced the launch of its first resonant-based smart city ecosystem in Shenzhen City, China. The AirFuel resonant ecosystem will provide wireless charging service in a variety of public venues including the airport, subway stations, hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls, making it easy for Chinese consumers and businesses to enjoy a world without wires. This new milestone helps underscore AirFuel's continued growth and leadership in resonant technology.

The ecosystem will begin with deployments of resonant-based charging stations in office buildings and hotels and expand from there, helping to support Shenzhen's vision of a more connected city, capable of integrating information, communication and IoT technology wirelessly. AirFuel resonant technology is ideal for smart city environments as it allows for multiple devices to be charged at the same time, across a wider surface area – no need for consumers to perfectly align their devices with a charging pad as the increased spatial freedom lets people move and use their devices while they charge.  Resonant also eliminates the headache of infrastructure installation – instead of drilling or cutting holes in surfaces (from wood to stone to concrete), transmitters can be mounted underneath, saving time and money.

To support AirFuel's work with Shenzhen City and throughout Asia, the organization is expanding its team with the addition of Joon Park as its new director of market development. Joon will join Jim Perrott, AirFuel's head of global market development, in increasing adoption of AirFuel's leading technologies and broadening relationships with key companies in the consumer electronics, technology and public and private infrastructure spaces.  

Joon brings more than 25 years of engineering, operations and business management experience to AirFuel along with a deep understanding of the wireless power market and the unique challenges and needs of the Asian market. He comes to AirFuel from IDT, where he was in charge of worldwide wireless charging business development, working closely with device manufacturers to achieve over $100 million in sales. His technical background in power management combined with his proven success at product development will make him not only a great advocate for AirFuel, but a great resource for current and potential members.