A company has launched its technology which charges portable devices wirelessly through table surfaces in the UK.

CHARGit’s technology allows for multiple devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, to charge simultaneously through surfaces without the need for cables.

It works by fitting a unit under a table or counter surface to create a charging zone.

The launch event at the Interchange co-working space in Camden, North London allowed business partners and influential figures in the firm’s target industries to interact with the technology to gain an appreciation of how it works.

“Launching a new technology is always an exciting prospect and it was great to see so many people come along,” said Hayley Freedman, CHARGit director.

CHARGit 

CHARGit is targeting businesses which are looking to offer wireless charging as a service to enhance their customers’ experience.

Non-compatible devices can be charged by plugging a CHARGkey into them. No precise alignment is needed for charging to begin.

The CHARGhub transmitter can be installed on to the underside of any non-metallic surface such as a wooden table or counter.

Dell, HP and Lenovo have all begun incorporating wireless charging compatibility as standard into their laptops. 

CHARGit

“The best way to understand how something works is to see it in action, and we were able to demonstrate several of our CHARGhub units, which allowed people to appreciate just how straightforward and convenient wireless charging is, as well as the benefits it can offer to businesses looking to offer it as a service,” added Freedman.

NOMINATE: Search is on to find UK's 150 best tech start-ups

CHARGit recently installed wireless charging at luxury hotel LaLiT London, situated near Tower Bridge, which has had the technology fitted into its reception area, two meeting rooms, a lounge, and the restaurant as well as the spa and the gym.

Plans are in place for it to be rolled out into all of the hotel’s suites.

CHARGit

Freedman added: “For a luxury hotel of LaLiT’s calibre to get straight on board with CHARGit’s offering is a fantastic endorsement.

“At present, we primarily see ourselves as a venue differentiator.

"Wireless technology will soon be commonplace, but for now, those who invest will benefit from being at the forefront of a technological revolution in the way we charge our electronic devices.”

People will soon demand wireless charging facilities from food and drink venues and hotels, according to the CEO of rival wireless charging firm Chargifi.

BELOW: Flick through the Q1 2017 edition of BusinessCloud's interactive digital magazine

E-edition cover