Wireless power, as has been said many times over, is pretty much the Holy Grail of consumer electronics. There now exists wireless Internet, wireless content streaming, wireless audio and wireless calling, but wireless power remains a pipe dream in all but a few, small cases.Regardless of how many wires get cut, devices such as HDTVs are always tethered to the wall.
Qi could be changing that. Thus far, Qi has remained a technology that sticks to smaller devices and chargers, but it's possible that larger devices will be taken into account in the future. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent certification services, today announced the launch of a new independent compliance testing lab in Taiwan to meet the growing demand for Qi.
"We're excited to work with TÜV Rheinland to help quickly certify more Qi products, speeding their time to market," said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. "The need for a facility such as this is a testament to growing demand for Qi-compatible devices and a reflection of the many companies racing to compete in the expanding wireless charging industry."
TÜV Rheinland's Taiwan facility will offer assistance for companies wishing to have their products certified Qi-compatible. Qi compliance testing as well as all necessary regulatory testing is now available at TÜV Rheinland Taiwan for interested companies.
So, will a dedicated testing lab shorten the time to make that wireless HDTV consumers have been dreaming of?