July 1, 2008
Samsung Mobile Charging Stations Greet Holiday Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Time for Fourth of July Weekend
Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the installation of 22 charging stations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Out of the 22 charging stations, 18 of the 8-1/2-foot-tall stations have been installed inside Lindbergh Terminal Concourses A, B, C, D, E and F, along with four additional stations located in the Humphrey Terminal.
"Holiday travel can be stressful, especially when you battery runs out before you can call or email your loved ones," said Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Mobile. "We hope the Samsung Mobile Charging Stations will make traveling more enjoyable for everyone this holiday weekend."Samsung Mobile Charging Stations include four outlets per station, allowing several travelers to re-charge their electronic devices at the same time for free. The charging stations are built to charge personal electronics designed for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts), and are also equipped with a small shelf to hold travelers' mobile phones and other electronic equipment.
"The new charging stations will help meet a growing number of travelers needs. As we have opened new restaurants and renovated food courts, we have integrated power outlets into the seating-area design," said Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. "The new Samsung Mobile Charging Stations extend that service into gate areas at MSP, making it easier for travelers to recharge laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices there as well."
Samsung Mobile has installed charging stations at some of the nation's largest airports, including 54 stations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 51 stations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 12 stations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and 18 stations at Orlando International Airport (MCO), along with eight Samsung Mobile Travel Centers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
More than 35 million people a year travel through Minneapolis-St. Paul International, the 13th busiest airport in North America for aircraft operations. MSP is the largest in the system of seven airports owned and operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, a public corporation of the state of Minnesota. Nearly every major airline operates at MSP, with service to 123 domestic and 21 international non-stop markets.