Loews center tests wireless power tech

Guests using computers and other electronic devices at the Loews Regency Hotel Business Center will experience a new level of wireless freedom, as the hotel becomes the first location to install Powermat technology, an new method for transmitting wireless electrical power.Powermat provides cordless electrical power to electronic devices of nearly every type - laptops, cell phones, PDAs, etc. - without the need to access multiple electrical outlets or docking stations.

As part of the deal, Powermat will design and construct a complete wire-free solution for the Loews Regency Business Center based on its innovative technology. The project will include the installation of portable computers and other electronic devices, which will be operated freely using Powermat solutions.

Utilizing principles of magnetic induction, Powermat’s integrated solution transmits electrical power via an ultra thin mat embedded in, or overlaid on, a work surface or wall to electronic devices placed randomly on the power mat. Powermat enables an individual to travel without a charger and draw power to operate electronic devices so that batteries are never exhausted and wires are obsolete.

“The Loews Regency has a long history of hosting the most elite power brokers in business, politics, government and the media. Our clientele are always one step ahead of the curve and so is our hotel. With the installation of Powermat technology, we are able to provide our guests with the most advanced technology for wireless energy transmission available today,” said Stuart Schwartz, Loews Regency Managing Director.

“Besides being able to offer business travelers an easier way to charge laptops, cell phones and PDAs, Powermat enhances the aesthetics of its surroundings by eliminating unsightly plugs and wires,” said Ran Poliakine, founder of Powermat. “We are delighted to be able to debut in such an important and luxurious setting.”