In a press release PowerKiss announced that their Qi-based wireless charging solution will be tested in a limited number of McDonald’s restaurants in Europe.
Users will be able to charge his/her phone conveniently by placing it on the dining table while enjoying a meal or break. The technology is fully integrated into the table and completely invisible. Customers with a Qi wireless charging enabled device can simply place it on the table to charge.
”Wireless charging will be seamlessly integrated into selected table tops of the pilot restaurants. It is hygienic, safe and unobtrusive, but at the same also functional, aesthetic and innovative. Therefore it follows McDonald’s Europe interior philosophy very well”, says Eric Bourgeois, ERDDS (European Restaurant Development and Design Studio), Senior Director, McDonald’s Europe. “It’s always important for us to create premium value for our mobile customers. The PowerKiss wireless charging solution fits very well into this thinking”.
“Wireless charging is a rapidly growing technology, which significantly enhances the mobile user experience within all customer groups, from teenagers to families and businessmen. We are excited to enter the wireless world together with the industry leader McDonald’s Europe”, says PowerKiss CEO Mats Wolontis.
Finnish company PowerKiss Ltd aims to release people from the inconvenience of charging cables, power sockets and empty batteries by having their technology installed in cafés, restaurants, hotels and airports around the world. Their solution is based on the Qi technology standard, which is currently supported by more than 130 companies across the world, with an installed base of more than 15 million units worldwide. Qi is also the standard chosen by Nokia for the wireless charging in their Lumia range, which is integrated in the Nokia Lumia 920, and which is available as seamless additions for the Nokia Lumia 820 and 720.
Read more about the company at www.powerkiss.com .