DuPont Building Innovations has “cut the cord” with its launch of DuPont Corian Charging Surface, a new technology that easily charges mobile devices without the need for wires and plugs cluttering the countertop. This innovative offering is on display in Chicago this week at NeoCon 2015, the largest commercial interiors show in North America.
Available for both residential and commercial use, Corian Charging Surface uses a transmitter hidden just below the surface to safely transfer energy wirelessly to a receiver within or attached to a smart device, such as a mobile phone or tablet.
“Corian Charging Surface will change the way we think about surfacing solutions,” said Angela Strzelecki, North America business director, DuPont Building Innovations. “This product is combining design and technology to offer businesses, architects and designers a new way to solve challenges and create unique environments in public spaces and at home.”
Nearly all smart devices can be charged with a charging ring from Duracell® Powermat, but charging cases also are available, and some devices are already enabled with wireless charging capabilities. To wirelessly charge using Corian Charging Surface, users need only connect the ring or case to their mobile device and place it on a charging spot.
Two different types of charging devices are available – an individual unit and the Powermat® unit. The individual unit is small, simple and easy to operate and is both PMA (Power Matters Alliance) and Qi compatible so it can work with either of the two main operating protocol standards for induction charging in the market today.
The Powermat platform offers cloud-based technology for backend management. The dashboard enhances the customer experience with the ability for businesses to monitor usage trends and understand more about customer buying and visiting patterns.
“Wireless charging is about to become even more mainstream, thanks to this collaboration between Powermat® and DuPont Building Innovations,” said Thorsten Heins, CEO, Powermat. “Both businesses and home owners will be able to create innovative charging areas that fit seamlessly into their environments with the new Corian countertops. It’s another step to making wireless charging a pervasive part of our everyday lives.”