The Wi-Fi of charging: Ossia Cota will allow you to recharge your smartphone while walking around the house

The FCC has given Ossia the green light to begin installing Cota in industrial and commercials sites. Devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops can be recharged without any AC adapters much like how Wi-Fi has replaced RJ-45 in certain applications.

Notebook Check ImageFirst demonstrated at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Cota is the wireless charging brand by Ossia that focuses on delivering power through RF waves. Unlike the wireless charging pads you may already have at home, however, Cota technology can deliver power at a longer distance through walls and even certain objects to reduce cable clutter. Ultimately, users will be able to recharge their tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other IoT gadgets just by simply entering a Cota-enabled room or building.

Today, Ossia has announced that it has received FCC approval to install Cota in real-world environments. Deployment will be limited to commercial and industrial settings for now, however, and only at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and at a distance of up to one meter. The limitations will also naturally put a cap on how much power can be delivered. It may not be the full vision that Cota promises, but it's definitely a step in the right direction.

If successful, Ossia will want Cota to be as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi and be the go-to solution for wireless charging. The applications are endless when considering the increasing number of mobile devices in the market, but said devices will still require a special Cota receiver in order to be compatible.