December 30, 2016 – Powercast, Powering the IoT

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Powercast announces the release of a new wireless power recharging development kit at CES 2017.  Powercast, a leader in the commercialization of RF energy harvesting and RF wireless power solutions, announced it is releasing a new Wireless Power / Lifetime Power® Evaluation Development Kit.  The new kit, will be available for purchase at www.mouser.com in January 2017 and offers an FCC/IC certified 3W transmitter, a 4W engineering development transmitter, a wristband harvester, a credit card harvester, a sensor board, and an evaluation app.

The technology can provide constant charge, over distance, between one or more sources and multiple receivers. These devices can also be dormant, with zero stand-by power, and activated remotely with power being sent on-demand, on a scheduled basis, or continuously.

October 2016 – Vikaura Award Winning E Ink Screens

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Vikaura® Screen, a product of Powercast Corporation, is preparing to ship in the beginning of 2017.  This unique technology enables users, for the first time, to drive information, data, ideas, and images – all the things that matter to them – out of their phones and into their worlds! Using cutting edge E Ink displays, Powercast power management solutions, and communications protocols, leveraged with a (patented) first-of-its-kind “app linking” software package, Vikaura Screens let users escape the confines of their smartphones, and begin to customize their surroundings.  The screens are available in 4”, 6” and 9.7” sizes.  Preorders are being taken at www.vikaura.com.

October 2016 – Powercast Grows 3X!

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Powercast Corporation, expands their office and lab space by 3X!  A 14 year innovator in wireless power over distance, is continuing to grow.  Powercast is pleased to announce plans to relocate their corporate offices to a larger facility to accommodate their head-count growth and provide for additional laboratory space.  Our new offices and lab development space will expand over 3 times to accommodate our continued and successful growth.  Effective March 1, 2017, our new headquarters and labs will be located at:

620 Alpha Drive | Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | USA

July 2016 – Powercast, Wireless Power For A Wireless World (CES2017)

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Powercast will unveil their new lineup of products slated for release in early 2017 at CES 2017 being held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5-8, 2017.  Powercast® will exhibit in Booth 41673 at the Sands Expo.

Customers looking to wirelessly recharge or power their products at distance can come meet with both sales and engineers from Powercast to better understand our products and solutions. Our commitment over the past 13 years is to continue to engineer new wireless power solutions for the marketplace while providing the opportunity for our customers to differentiate their products in the marketplace.

June 2016 – Powercast Goes Digital with License Plate Technology

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Debuting at the Sensors Midwest in September will be a new 21st Century License Plate by Compliance Innovations using the Powercast Lifetime Power® Technology.  This new technology will allow states to update the license plates of vehicles and do so remotely, eliminating, for example, registration and inspection stickers which cost the states millions of dollars each to procure and distribute.

January 2016 – Powercast Heads South

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Powercast will be exhibiting at RFID Journal Live in Orlando in May 2016 and will be demonstrating their new product solutions for wireless powering and recharging.  Being featured at the show will be new, battery-free RFID SuperTags including sensors and displays.  Michael Kosobucki, Director of Sales, Charles Greene, Ph.D., COO/CTO, and Eric Biel, Principal Engineer will be in attendance to discuss how the Powercast solution can power your devices wirelessly at distance.

Students Compete in Airbus Contest Using Our Development Kit

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University of Bologna Students Compete in Airbus Contest with Our Development Kit

Students from the University of Bologna in Italy entered the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Contest.  The competition involved more than 500 teams from all over the world and Team TakeOff has been selected for the final stage.  They have also entered the Top 8 Video Contest as Team #6.  With a revolutionary idea, that could change the future of aviation.

Team TakeOff developed a system of sensors that help with the maintenance of airplanes.  These sensors are powered by Powercast’s P2110-EVAL-01 Development Kit.  Current monitoring systems use circuit boards, which require a lot of space, weight, and power.  Team Takeoff designed sensors that will detect an issue and report the problem.  The sensors are smaller, wireless, and require less power.  Therefore, reducing the space, weight, and power that is currently used  in airplanes.

To watch Team TakeOff’s video please click here.

You can find more information on Powercast’s Development Kits by clicking here.