C+P Cegano Smart Table Equipped with Integrated Qi Wireless Charging
CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The new C+P Furniture Systems Cegano Smart Table features integrated Qi wireless charging, according to recent announcements from the company.
Introduced at the NeoCon design expo and conference this week, the Cegano Smart Table features technology developed by Leggett & Platt and is the flagship product of C+P’s Cegano series. The table is the latest addition to the growing Qi product ecosystem of mobile devices, wireless power accessories, wireless charging furniture, consumer electronics, and charging locations. With an installed base of over 15 million and more than 200 wireless charging products, Qi is the only wireless power solution directly integrated into flagship smartphones, furniture, and automobiles including the Toyota Avalon Limited, Toyota Prius, and Jeep Cherokee.
“Qi is the proven leader in wireless charging because its ecosystem of compatible products and charging locations is unmatched around the world,” said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. “Companies know that consumers love the convenience of Qi so we’re going to see even more interesting products with Qi as a key feature.”
The Cegano Smart Table integrates wireless charging by building Qi-compatible modules directly into the table top material including glass, corian, and wood veneers. To charge a Qi-compatible device, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 925, Google Nexus 4, or HTC Droid DNA, a user simply places it on the table. For those smartphones that do not yet have the Qi technology integrated into the device, the table is fitted with adaptor systems. In addition to the Cegano Smart Table, C+P recently announced that the Prefino locker system also integrates Qi, which allows you to charge your Qi-enabled mobile device wirelessly when placed in the charging area.
Qi is backed by more than 140 leading companies of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) such as, ConvenientPower, Energizer, HTC, LG, Leggett & Platt, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, Research in Motion, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Verizon Wireless.
Qi is an open, fully flexible standard capable of evolving its technology with features like simultaneous multi-device charging and increased spatial freedom to offer the best user experience while maintaining backwards compatibility with all products that have the Qi logo. Qi devices enable wireless charging where consumers use it most – in their homes, workplaces, and cars.
For more information, visit: www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
In December 2008 a group of leading consumer electronics companies created the Wireless Power Consortium to establish Qi as the interoperable global standard for wireless power. The more than 140 members of the WPC include ConvenientPower, Energizer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Research In Motion, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture, and automotive parts companies. As the leading wireless charging technology, Qi delivers the best user experience and has brought more than 200 new wireless charging products to market. Qi products are available in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
About C+P Furniture Systems
C+P Furniture Systems belongs to the Christmann & Pfeifer Group founded in 1925. The German manufacturer is a globally operating company with more than 700 employees in three plants. Its unique features include market leadership in steel furnishings and intelligent solutions for integrating technology into modern furniture. C+P produces furniture for almost all areas – for example the office, contract, conference room, changing room, bistro, storage room, workshop or laboratory. Its range of services includes the supply of single items to complete contract furnishings.
SOURCE Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium