Published | Tue, January 9, 2018
Today, technology is one of the most important assets in the classroom, but along with technology comes the need to power devices on a large scale. Unless they were built in the last 10 years, schools aren’t typically designed to support the charging demands of today’s learning environments, and the cost of tearing apart walls and floors for electrical retrofits keeps many schools from providing enough power to charge everyone’s mobile devices simultaneously.
Enter Juice Mobile Power, an Active Charging™ solution from Bretford. This category-creating mobile power system, with proprietary FLI Charge technology, uses safe, conductive power to charge devices anywhere. It changes the game for IT and facility managers by delivering an effective and flexible way to turn a single outlet into a power source for the entire room, at a fraction of the cost of a retrofit.
“Juice Mobile Power addresses a major gap in the world of mobile device charging,” said Chris Petrick, Bretford CEO. “It is the industry’s first active charging solution for organizations. Now people don’t have to stop using their devices while they charge; Juice Mobile keeps them learning and working without disruption.”
Juice Mobile Power eliminates the tangled web of non-compliant, overloaded extension cords, with a flexible solution that moves and adapts with you. Delivering safe DC power in a lightweight, portable track and pod system, it can be set up in any space that has a traditional three-pronged electrical outlet and can fit any room configuration. Utilizing FLI Charge’s proprietary power and charging technology, Juice Mobile Power smartly detects foreign objects on the track and instantly powers down to ensure safety. When the object is removed, the system instantly powers back up.
“Our technology provides vast amounts of power to enable efficient, cost effective and safe charging for nearly any device, in any environment,” said Cliff Weinstein, CEO of FLI Charge. “Through our partnership with Bretford, we are making active charging a reality in the classroom, enhancing students' daily education across the nation. Our technology lets students and teachers focus on the curriculum, instead of charging the devices they use to learn. This product demonstrates the scalability of FLI Charge and is catapulting our technology into a new category: infrastructure level solutions for the classroom and other commercial environments."
Available in early 2018, the Juice Mobile Power starter kit includes a compact base, a 12 or six foot track, two pods and four device cords. Additional tracks and pods can be added to the starter kit to accommodate larger groups and spaces.
“People are amazed by how easy it is to set up this system,” Petrick said. “Simply plug in the base, lay the track and place the pods on your desks, and it’s ready to go. Your team can get to work without worrying about battery life. Juice Mobile truly helps deliver power everywhere.”
To see the product in action, visit the FLI Charge Booth in South Hall 4, booth 35123 at CES or visit www.bretford.com for a virtual demo.
About FLI Charge
Based in New York City, FLI Charge is an early-stage technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets its proprietary contact based charging and power solution. FLI Charge's surfaces are capable of providing significant amounts of power to charge and/or power multiple devices, each with different power requirements, simultaneously, and at the same specifications as a regular outlet. FLI Charge's technology is compatible with any DC operated device and can be easily integrated at an OEM level. For more information, visit www.FLICharge.com.