Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions worldwide, is the first company to be approved by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) to conduct testing and certification services for both low and medium power (15 watts) Qi products in its Hong Kong Lab.
Wireless charging technology has been integrated into hundreds of products, from the cars we drive to the furniture and appliances in our homes and offices. Qi, the global standard for wireless power driven by WPC, is the world’s leading method for transferring electrical power without wires safely and efficiently.
As the demand for wireless power expands, the ecosystem of products grows as well. This flourishing ecosystem rests on the ability of Qi-Authorized Testing Laboratory (ATLs) to confirm compliance and interoperability. Intertek is one of 15 authorized testing laboratories around the world, and the first to be certified for the V.1.2 specification release. A rigid certification process assures a smooth, consistent user experience and provides peace of mind for Qi-compatible device owners that their devices will be supported even as the specification evolves and progresses.
“We are delighted that our testing laboratory in Hong Kong is the world’s first to be approved by WPC to provide one-stop Qi testing services worldwide from low to medium power Qi products,” said Ms. Christina Law, Chief Executive of North East Asia, Intertek. “Coupled with our global expertise in electrical and wireless testing, we strive to help our customers get their wireless products certified with the highly-recognized Qi standard.”
“Growing certification network helps meet the demand of an expanding Qi ecosystem,” said Menno Treffers, Chairman of the WPC. “Qi approved testing labs play a key role in confirming compliance and interoperability, thus to ensure favorable user experience and protect the Qi brand. We are excited that Intertek has led the way with this important step.”
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.
About the Wireless Power Consortium and Qi
Established in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium is an open, collaborative standards development group of more than 200 company members. WPC’s members include Belkin, ConvenientPower, Delphi, Freescale, Haier, HTC, IKEA, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PowerbyProxi, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, TDK, Texas Instruments, Verizon Wireless and ZTE. These companies – large and small competitors and ecosystem partners, from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe – collaborate for a single purpose: to design and evolve the world’s most useful, safe and efficient standard for wireless power. This global standard is called Qi, and it has become the world’s leading method for transferring electrical power without wires. Qi is designed into 80+ mobile devices, 15 models of cars, has more than 700 registered products that are enjoyed by more than 50 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
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