FCC Powers Up For Energous Long-Distance Charger

Wireless Charging 2.0 will get spotlight at CES
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Wireless Charging 2.0 will get spotlight at CES

It has taken more than three years but Energous announced the FCC has certified its “uncoupled” wire-free charging technology.

That came with an assist from former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.

McDowell, partner in the regulatory practice of Cooley LP, advised the company on the certification process, according to a spokesperson for Cooley.

The WattUp transmitter can power multiple electronic devices -- tablets, Fitbits, earbuds, speakers, phones -- wirelessly and at a distance of up to three feet.

"It opens up options, outside of just contact-based charging, to Wireless Charging 2.0 – an ecosystem where devices can be charged both via pad and at a distance,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous, in a statement.

Energous stock more than doubled on the news.

Energous will be demonstrating the technology at CES in January.

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