Powercast Tapped for CES “Powering Up Without Wires” Panel Moderated by Today Show’s Paul Hochman

Powercast Tapped for CES “Powering Up Without Wires” Panel Moderated by Today Show’s Paul Hochman

Las Vegas, NV – Consumer Electronics Show – January 5, 2011 — Powercast Corporation, a leader in RF-based wireless power and energy harvesting technology, today announced that its vice president of marketing and business development, Harry Ostaffe, will participate in the “Powering Up Without the Wires” panel at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held January 6 – 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. Moderated by the Today Show’s high-tech contributor Paul Hochman, the panel also includes Dave Baarman of Fulton Innovation, Emily Cooper of Intel and John Suh of General Motors.

Harry Ostaffe, vice president of marketing and business development for Powercast, is a published authority on wireless power and energy-harvesting using RF energy as a remote, wire-free power source. He jointly holds a patent on network protection switching and has held many marketing management roles for broadband and wireless products.

TVs that extract power from thin air. Devices that harvest electricity from Wi-Fi signals so you never have to plug in again. When will these and other next-gen technologies be ready to deploy? In “Powering Up Without the Wires,” Hochman will lead a panel of wireless power experts to answer these questions.

Wireless power transmission for low-power applications is Powercast’s expertise, Powercast’s technology, which embeds in OEM devices, can harvest RF energy from ambient or dedicated sources, including mobile phones, and convert it into DC power. This power can then charge low-power consumer electronics devices such as eBook readers, as well as remote sensors for home and building automation. As a predictable energy source, RF energy (radio waves) can provide automated charging, power-over-distance, one-to-many charging, and controllable wireless power (continuous, scheduled or on-demand) for zero-maintenance devices while eliminating charging cords and battery replacement.

For more session details: http://www.cesweb.org/conferenceProgram/search/sessionDetails.asp?sessionid=3846

2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N254

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., “Powering Up Without the Wires” session ET2

About Powercast (www.www.powercastco.com)
Powercast Corporation is a leading innovator of RF energy harvesting and wireless power technology. Founded in 2003, Powercast’s proprietary core technology and related intellectual property pioneered the model for completely untethered electronic devices by transmitting and harvesting common radio waves similar to those in wireless communications. Powercast’s technologies eliminate or reduce the need for batteries, extend sensor networks into hard-to-service locations, and enable greater system efficiency in applications such as building automation and energy management.

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PR Contacts:

Harry Ostaffe
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Powercast Corporation
+1 412-923-4774

Michelle Moody
Moody & Associates PR
+1 214-363-3460