Florida State University to Wirelessly Power Students

Powermat wireless charging spots now available on campuses on both coasts

SAN FRANCISCO, September 23, 2015 — Powermat Technologies today announced a joint venture with Florida State University Libraries (FSUL) that will see Powermat Charging Spots fully installed on campus today, helping students keep their digital lifestyles powered throughout the day.

Becoming just the second university globally to offer wireless power on campus, the FSU Libraries integrated Powermat technology into high-traffic common spaces in both Strozier and Dirac Libraries, transforming them into fully enhanced mobile optimized venues.

“Students are back on campus and course work is heating up. It’s important for the library to support the technology that keeps them connected to the information and learning resources they need,” said Julia Zimmerman, Dean of the Library Florida State University. “We have lots of requests from students to provide more access to power and more ways to keep up-to-date on University news. Powermat is a perfect blend.”

Staying Powered is more important for students than ever before, and remains a top concern and source of anxiety for mobile consumers. While it’s now common for newer phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 to come with built-in wireless technology, for other devices, students can simply borrow or purchase their own ‘Powermat Ring’ online.

“We’re proud to partner with Florida State University and provide wireless power to students who are renowned for their strength, skill and character,” said Carlo Chiarello, CPO of Powermat Technologies. “Following closely behind the installation of our charging platform at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), Powermat has now developed mobile optimized campuses on both coasts.”

In addition to helping students stay connected, the Powermat platform has the unique ability to allow universities to send targeted and contextual information and updates to students as they charge devices or when they are on the go.

“Having the ability to manage the technology and engage students beyond a simple charging solution is one reason why we decided to partner with Powermat,” adds Zimmerman. “The platform will allow us to monitor the charging spots, take full advantage of usage trends, and engage students with University-sponsored information via the Powermat application when they charge.”

To start living a life free of phone chargers and wall outlet searches, Florida State University students can download the Powermat app here.

About Powermat Technologies

Our vision is to help create a world where people never again need worry about running out of power. A pioneer in wireless charging, we utilize existing principles of magnetic inductivity to wirelessly transfer electricity in a safe and effective manner. Together with more than 100 partners, including AT&T, DuPont, Starbucks, Duracell and General Motors, we are building a wireless power ecosystem. As founding members of the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) we are dedicated to creating an industry standard for smart, environmental and accessible wireless power. Everyone should live life at 100%. For more information please visit www.powermat.com.

About FSU Libraries

Florida State University Libraries mission is to drive academic excellence and success by fostering engagement through extensive collections, dynamic information resources, transformative collaborations, innovative services, and supportive environments for FSU and the broader scholarly community. For more information about FSU Libraries, please visit www.lib.fsu.edu.

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