Reach Engages with In-Q-Tel to Deliver Wireless Power Capacity for the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities
Reach, the wireless power-at-a-distance company, today announced a partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S. government agencies and their allies. This collaboration includes an investment by IQT and strategic agreement to develop and expand cutting-edge wireless power technologies to support IQT’s partners.
Reach’s ground-breaking patented wireless power transfer (WPT) technology can charge and power sensors, drones, robots, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and various other electronic devices eliminating reliance on wired infrastructure, charging accessories, or cables. Reach’s mesh power network, transmitters, and receivers can also be used together in collaboration to deliver high power to multiple, and even moving, devices at-a-distance. The ability to mesh transmitters and receivers delivers higher power, greater distance, broader coverage, and more resiliency. This technology revolutionizes operations for government, military, and commercial customers, providing them with a safe, efficient, and dependable source of persistent power to optimize their activities and extend their missions.
“High-performance, scalable wireless power-at-a-distance is a holy grail for many hard-to-solve defense and intelligence community use cases,” said George Hoyem, EVP, U.S. Investments, IQT. “Reach has demonstrated capabilities that are breaking new ground by enabling wireless power transmission at scale to be both safe and effective.”
Chris Davlantes, CEO & Founder of Reach highlighted the energy challenges faced in defense and military applications, particularly in remote and long-distance environments. “Our Wireless Power-at-a-Distance solution has the capacity to wirelessly provide industrial-scale operational energy to a broad range of sites, including bases and military installations. Teaming up with In-Q-Tel will allow us to expedite the delivery of wireless power innovation to the government’s most mission-critical programs.”
The key features of the Reach solution include:
- Power Beaming: With precise beamforming and control, a concentrated beam is generated to power multiple devices simultaneously, eliminating the need for readjustment.
- Mesh Networking: By seamlessly integrating modular transmitters and receivers, robust long-range wireless mesh networks can be established, enabling high-power connectivity across expansive distances.
- Point-to-Multipoint Capability: Patented algorithms optimize how power is sent to multiple devices from a single transmitter.
- Scalability: Offering a wide power range from milliwatts to hundreds of watts, the solution provides versatile interface options for seamless integration with existing equipment.
With this strategic partnership, Reach confirms its commitment to working with federal government partners enabling them to overcome energy limitations and unlock new possibilities for operational efficiency.
Reach is the Wireless Power-at-a-Distance company. Reach’s wireless power changes electric power delivery in the same way that Wi-Fi changed data delivery. The system is built on state-of-the-art, patented technology, including high-efficiency power beaming circuits, network optimization algorithms, and adaptive electromagnetic surfaces, delivering a highly scalable, safe, and easy-to-use power platform. Ideally suited for manufacturing, government, energy, logistics, and retail, the Reach solution provides flexible access to power where and when needed, streamlining device deployment and improving device performance.