How does a new technology like wireless power go from the first spark of someone’s imagination to full integration and adoption? And how far along is Real Wireless Power on this journey?
Recently, we wrote about how Cota® Real Wireless Power™ was discovered in the first place. A discovery like sending energy over air to devices that are on the move is a big deal. But how does an organization take an invention and make it real — like everyday real — for the rest of the world?
10+ Steps from Technology Idea to Adoption
From our perspective, there are many steps involved in making a new technology an everyday part of people’s lives. Consider:
- First, there’s the idea (that’s where a lot of potential inventions stop!)
- Then, we must prove out that the idea can work
- With prototypes, we can introduce the invention to others
- Then we can imagine all the different applications for the technology
- The invention must be validated by industry leaders worldwide through rigorous testing, awards, and case studies
- With substantial proof of concepts, we can more easily secure partnerships with organizations that can create components and integrate them into current and new devices
- The technology must continue to advance as new applications and use cases emerge, including with IoT and 5G
- Standards must be developed to ensure seamless cross-company, cross-culture, and cross-border collaboration
- Wireless power providers must get on board to deliver wireless power as a service to employees and customers
- More partnerships for specific applications must be secured and we must see the technology all the way through (from development to application and use) to an ROI for the companies
The list goes on, and many of these activities must occur simultaneously and/or repeatedly.
Where Is Cota Real Wireless Power in the Journey to Global Adoption?
Clearly, this is a long journey, and change is difficult for many to accept. And we haven’t even mentioned the obstacles of competing technologies and low-value copycats. But there is no doubt that Real Wireless Power is here to stay.
In the case of Cota Real Wireless Power, we are well past the stage of idea and imagination. We’ve soared beyond initial believability and validation, and we continue to receive FCC, CE, UK and other government regulatory approvals globally; as of this post, we have gained acceptance from 70 countries and counting. And the technology continues to receive awards; in 2022 Cota received its 5th CES innovation award.
We also have dozens of partnerships with companies and government leaders all over the world who firmly believe that Real Wireless Power will not only lead to convenience, but also environmental improvements, labor efficiencies, increased power equity, safety and security optimizations, data insights, new products, and healthcare advancements.
Global Adoption of Real Wireless Power Is on the Rise
Many organizations are taking steps beyond evangelizing wireless power to actually implementing wireless power in their organizations: as a competitive advantage, as an operational advantage, and perhaps more importantly, to get ahead of the rapidly approaching problem of supplying continuous, reliable power to the millions of sensors and devices within our increasingly connected world.
Batteries are just not going to cut it. Not from an environmental sustainability perspective, and most definitely not from a logistics perspective. Power needs are exceeding our workers’ ability to keep up, let alone gain access to complex devices.
Cut the Cord and Walk Away from the Battery
If you also know that your organization could benefit from fewer cords, see how your devices could be seriously advanced without the limitations of batteries, or you’re curious about the operational improvements or insights you could gain from wirelessly powered sensors, it’s time to get a conversation with a wireless power technology started.
The truth is, if you’re reading this, so are your competitors. We’ve done a whole lot of the legwork for you, and we have some great shortcuts for getting to market with wireless power faster, but as all great things, it’ll still take a little time.
When researching different wireless power types, be sure that it can 1) send power over air without close proximity to a charger, 2) send power without line of sight, 3) deliver uninterrupted power even with people in the room or objects in the way, and 4) provide power in the space limitations that you require. Cota checks all those boxes.
Ask us about:
Cota Power Table
The Cota Receiver and Transmitter
Electronic Shelf Labels and Wireless Power for Retail
Wirelessly Powered Asset Trackers
Innovating with Wireless Power
Wireless Power Collaboration
First Party Data Collection with Wireless Power
Wireless Power and Healthcare
Prove to your team that wireless power is part of your future. Let’s talk.