Dell Incorporates WiTricity’s Magnetic Resonance Technology in World’s First Wireless Charging 2-in-1 Notebook
Latitude 7285 2-in-1 enables wire-free workspaces of the future
January 05, 2017 01:15 PM Central Standard Time
WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiTricity today announced that Dell’s Latitude 7285, the industry’s first 2-in-1 to enable a workspace free of all wires to the device, incorporates the company’s magnetic resonance-based wireless charging for PCs. The Latitude 7285 is AirFuel-certified and will be interoperable with the emerging magnetic resonance-based wireless charging ecosystem, in which WiTricity technology is foundational.
With growing teams, office space at a premium, and workers increasingly mobile, workplaces today seek aesthetically pleasing solutions that drive efficiency and mobility throughout the day. In parallel, employees depend on an increasing number of personal devices that frequently need to be charged. Wireless data connectivity has been widespread in notebooks for years, but there is one wire that has always remained in the equation – the power cord. The new Latitude 7285 enables a streamlined user experience by allowing people to ditch all cords to the device and have laptops charge seamlessly when placed on an AirFuel compatible charging surface. When combined with a WiGig wireless dock, you have a simple and convenient workspace with no wires to the device.
“Given that Dell tools help the world’s brightest minds do their absolute best work, we are committed to driving innovation that brings revolutionary gains in productivity to the enterprise. Innovative IT teams see a future with no wires, including wireless power, as a key step toward improvements in mobility and convenience,” said Neil Hand, VP Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell. “WiTricity’s wireless charging technology makes it possible to integrate magnetic resonance in today’s thin, iconic computing products.”
“Dell continues their drive to be first to market with relevant new technology. This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity is making the wireless workplace a reality for customers around the globe,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “The Dell Latitude 7285 not only enables a more productive working environment, but accelerates establishment of a broader magnetic resonance-powered wireless charging ecosystem for a wide range of devices.”
The Latitude 7285 will be demonstrated at the 2017 CES Show at Dell’s suite in the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located in the Venetian Hotel. The suite is open to public/experiential activations: Jan. 5th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 6th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WiTricity Corporation provides technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, semiconductor offerings, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global customers in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and industrial markets, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance. For more information, visit www.witricity.com, or follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.