Cota introduces simultaneous transmission of wireless power, data

Ossia, Inc. said it has announced another key breakthrough to the company´s Cotaâ„¢ remote wireless power system: the ability to carry device related data through the Cota power transmitter to cloud based applications or to enable IoT devices to interact with each other directly.

The patents-pending innovation addresses two major hurdles for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables markets. First, the need for a standardized networking technology allowing devices to communicate with one another and the cloud, and secondly, the ability to supply remote wireless power to increasingly complex devices limited by both battery reliance and the sheer footprint of the batteries themselves.

With Cota´s artificial intelligence-enabled platform, and the Cota transmitter´s functionality as a data aggregator and processor, the Cota system becomes an IoT hub, allowing all of the things comprising the IoT to stay charged and to work in tandem. This new level of connectivity sets the stage for intelligent IoT systems.

Technology manufacturers can design Cota-enabled receivers and products using ubiquitous Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee standards. For device-makers, this means IoT connectivity and true wireless power without the need for additional antennas and components. Only minor tweaks to a device´s circuitry and firmware are needed to support Cota. Third-parties will be able to rapidly develop Cota-enabled IoT systems using machine learning APIs and development kits.

The Cota technology charges many devices at once, regardless of whether a device is stationary or moving — such as a wearable bracelet on someone´s wrist. A single Cota charging station can simultaneously power the battery-operated devices in an average size room in a home or an office suite.

Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Ossia operated in stealth since its founding in 2008, and publicly launched at Disrupt San Francisco 2013.