Dell Incorporates WiTricity’s Magnetic Resonance Technology in World’s First Wireless Charging 2-in-1 Notebook
WiTricity announced that Dell’s Latitude 7285 enables a workspace free of all wires to the device. It 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.
With growing teams, office space at a premium, and workers increasingly mobile, workplaces today seek aesthetically pleasing solutions that drive efficiency and mobility. 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, users have a simple and convenient workspace with no wires to the device.
“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.”