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A4WP approves wireless power spec, promises "spatial freedom"

By Rick
Oct 30, 2012
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  1. Following yesterday's news of AT&T, Google and Starbucks joining the Power Matters Alliance, another wireless power consortium by the name of Alliance for Wireless Power has announced today the approval of its own wireless power standard. The new specification promises...

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  2. shloomper

    shloomper TS Rookie

    Hi Rick, saying that Qi is a "powermat" based wireless power standard is missleading. Powermat is using the PMA standard and not the Qi
     
  3. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I guess he just meant a device needs to rest in some sort of surface like the powermat.
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    If I meant the company Powermat, it would have been capitalized, but I see your point. I'm going to space out the word to avoid confusion.
     
  5. Power Pad would be a better choice.....That is what most are use to calling them from Touchstone's version and Verizon that is Qi is called a Pad.... Plus the copy cats of Duracell Powermat, is PowerPad....LOL
     
  6. PMA and A4WP are the same People/Group.....
     
  7. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Just don't spill your coffee on your desk. Ouch
     
  8. I know someone has previously mentioned this, but can someone tell me the difference between the PMA and the A4WP? Seems to be more Alliances/Consortiums than kinds of wireless technology!
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    That's the nice thing about standards. Everyone has their own
     
  10. 'nice' for the consumer who wants to charge their Nokia Lumia 920 with a Powermat Charging pad but can't cos everyone has their own standards! ;)
     


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