Consumers on-the-go are demanding more energy.
Business travelers and mobile professionals have benefited greatly from the portability and freedom enabled by ever-improving laptops, tablets and smart phones. Productivity has soared in today’s mobile environment allowing professionals to stay connected and on task almost anywhere in the world.
The current phase of mobile computing might be described as the “connected” state. Connection to private and public networks has become pervasive. In addition to self-contained computing tasks, business travelers and mobile professionals are increasingly conducting network-centric computing, such as ERP order entry and status, inventory checks, pricing checks, as well as always-on, real-time connection to the corporate or public cloud.
Importantly, persistent computing capability is not limited to travel or time out of the office, but within the office as well. Secure Wi-Fi networks enable team members to carry their work with them throughout the day. Employees are no longer tethered to their desks, but are free to access information and communicate whenever and wherever they are located.
Persistent computing requires extended power.
Wireless networking has triggered a significant demand for power. Consumers demand a convenient and longer-lasting power source to keep up with their work pace. Today’s dominant technology—lithium-ion batteries—has not been able to provide the energy for all-day computing capability. Equally important, many experts believe that lithium-ion technology is mature and is not expected to provide significant performance improvements in the years to come. This challenge is widely recognized, with companies like Intel spearheading an Extended Life Working Group to address the issues.
Neah Power’s range of energy solutions are uniquely positioned to fill this growing need.