LAX rolls out mobile charging stations

Los Angeles World Airports,
Samsung Mobile and JCDecaux have launched charging stations in
all terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, allowing
travelers the convenience of free electrical re-charging of their mobile
phones, laptops and other personal electronics.Fifty-one 8-1/2-foot-tall, pole-like charging stations have been
installed throughout the boarding areas in Terminals 1 through 8 and the
Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Samsung Mobile Charging Stations
have four outlets per station, allowing multiple travelers to re-charge
their electronic devices. They are designed to re-charge personal
electronics designed for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts). The electrical
re-charging stations are designed with a small shelf to hold electronic
equipment.
  “As the number of personal electronic equipment has exploded during the
past few years, both business and leisure travelers have requested more
electrical outlets in our boarding gate areas to recharge equipment while
awaiting their flight departures,” said Patricia Tubert, LAWA Deputy
Executive Director of Real Estate and Economic Development. “This new
service is part of our continued commitment to implementing customer
service initiatives to meet travelers’ needs.”
  “If you look around a crowded plane now, you see more travelers with
laptops and other personal electronic devices than a decade ago,” said Pete
Skarzynski, Samsung Mobile senior vice president. “To celebrate Samsung’s
10th anniversary, we are sponsoring the Samsung Mobile Charging Stations
for travelers’ use at LAX free of charge.”
  Samsung Telecommunications America is sponsoring the new service as
part of the airport’s in-terminal advertising program. LAWA is providing
the electricity for the charging stations.
  “JCDecaux designed and produced the concept of the Samsung Mobile
Charging Stations which will provide a unique service to over 60 million
travelers annually at LAX, as well as valuable brand exposure for Samsung.
This is the first of many marketing, sponsorship and advertising
initiatives available in this venue,” said Jean-Luc Decaux, Co-CEO of
JCDecaux NA, Inc.
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