Kokuyo Furniture Co, Murata and Intel have teamed up to create a wireless charging desk prototype that allows users to charge compatible devices that are placed onto it.
The desk, designed for office use, has a wireless device charging system, developed by Murata Machinery, built in. It also has embedded charge indicator lights that on the desk surface. Some 25W of wireless power can be transmitted to any device compatible with Murata's Wireless Power Transmission Modules, Murata said on its website.
Murata has for some time been developing wireless charging systems that use capacititive coupling, electromagnetic induction, magnetic resonance and radio waves.
The three companies said that the prototype is designed to offer a glimpse at a potentially more mobile, cable-free workspace of the future. The technology will be demonstrated at CEATEC 2012, which is scheduled to take place Oct 2-6 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.© Japan Today