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CES: Ossia and Energous unleash rival long range wireless charging specs

This week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will see two companies aiming to address one of the biggest concerns over Internet of Things devices – battery life. Ossia and Energous are both focused on long-range wireless charging. The former is publishing its technology specifications as a would-be standard for others to license, while the latter has won FCC approval for its WattUp system, setting the stage for commercial roll-out. Ossia is proclaiming what it calls a global standard for wireless power, pitching its Cota technology as the solution to the problem of charging devices in motion, without line of sight, and at a distance. The Cota Standard 1.0 spec has been released to OEMs, and Ossia will be…

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