GLOBAL AUTO INDUSTRY TO GET FIRST OPEN STANDARD FOR WIRE-FREE POWER

May 11, 2015

GLOBAL AUTO INDUSTRY TO GET FIRST OPEN STANDARD FOR WIRE-FREE POWER

Detroit – In a move to further expand its unprecedented success with a unique wire-free power technology, JVIS USA, LLC., of Shelby, Michigan, the leader in in-vehicle wire-free charging, is announcing the formation of Open Dots Alliance – a non-profit organization to further shepherd and promote the world’s first and only open standard for wire-free power, currently in use on 12 vehicle models across five major automotive brands.

On May 13 in Detroit at the Ward’s Auto Interiors Conference, the Open Dots Alliance will announce its first user consortium, the Open Dots Alliance Membership Program.  Randall believes this will help ensure Open Dots products from various brands will work together seamlessly for a positive customer experience. The membership program is open to all interested companies with no fees to join.

“Members simply pledge not to make, sell, or resell ‘counterfeit’ conductive wireless products,” he said, “so consumers are never disappointed”. The Open Dots Alliance defines “counterfeit” wire-free products as those products that use a similar conductive technology but do not adhere to the standard.

 

 

The Open Dots Alliance’s new website, http://www.opendotsalliance.org, provides design guides, schematics, application notes, history, frequently asked questions, and more data. This will aid manufacturers in assessing the Open Dots technology, while decreasing their design learning curve.

A compliance logo is displayed on consumer packaging to show the product meets Open Dots’ certification standards. These standards and test protocols are provided in full online so that manufactures can self-certify their products to the standard.

“The Open Dots Alliance wants to make joining the consortium as easy as possible, Randall said. “Thus, membership requires no fee or financial commitment, nor does it expose members to any liability.” To join the consortium, potential members simply submit a signed copy of the membership agreement. It can be downloaded from http://www.opendotsalliance.org/Open-Dots-Membership-Agreement.pdf.

Brands providing Open Dots compatible products include: Ford, Chrysler, RAM, Dodge, Scion and phone case maker INCIPIO. The Open Dots Alliance welcomes additional companies to join the consortium. For more information, please email info@opendotsalliance.org.

About Open Dots Alliance:  Open Dots Alliance is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, based in Shelby, Michigan. It was founded in 2015 as the custodian of the world’s first and only open standard for wire-free power, Open Dots. Open Dots Alliance maintains an industry consortium of member companies with the common goal of providing products that are inter-operable across brands for the public good. Open Dots Alliance also maintains a website that provides essential technical design and certification information as well as historical and educational information. The Open Dots Alliance is funded by donations from wireless charging industry visionaries who share the goal of creating a ubiquitous open standard for wire-free power. For more information, visit www.opendotsalliance.org.

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Note to editors:  Open Dots Alliance will hold a media briefing to announce its first user consortium at 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, at Ward’s Auto Interiors Conference, at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Organization Contacts:  Mitch Randall of Open Dots Alliance, 720-244-1441 or mitchrandall@ziienergy.com  or Gregg Clark of JVIS USA LLC, 810-449-1063 or clark@jvisusallc.com.

Media Contact:  Marty Habalewsky of Martin J. Habalewsky Public Relations, 586-713-8941 or martin.habalewsky@sbcglobal.net

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