When Chiefs season-ticket holders received their 10-game bounty for two preseason and eight regular-season contests, they were presented a slick red box that contained small gifts.
To crack down on fraud and fake ticket scalpers, more and more sports teams are phasing out hard copy tickets and going paperless. The Denver Broncos have mandated the change for 2018 and several others, including the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Chiefs, are following suit. There’s even buzz that the NFL as a whole will implement the plan next year. This change means an emerging new reality for fans: the only way to get into the game (or call for a Lyft or Uber afterward) is to keep their phones charged.
You’ve charged your phones at their kiosks, at conferences, hospitals, ballgames, concerts and festivals. You’ve seen them everywhere—branded with logos from the biggest companies in the world. And you probably thought they were a lifesaver as your cell phone battery went from red to green.
Established in 2009, goCharge’s mission is to provide “the power to stay connected” through a range of charging solutions and technology. The company’s charging stations are found at conferences, trade shows, concerts, sporting events and music festivals, as well as hospitals, universities, casinos, shopping malls and more.
goCharge, a provider of charging stations that that can be found across the country at conferences, professional sporting events, restaurants and bars, and music festivals, announced its introduction of a new line of wireless charging furniture.
GoCharge’s streamlined wireless charging end tables and coffee tables let guests juice up phones in style. The sleek furniture, available for purchase or rent, feature chrome polished bases and Corian, Formica or quartz surfaces.
While wireless charging has been a feature of select Android phones for several years, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and X, bringing the capabilities mainstream. Apple also announced that all future iPhones will integrate Qi wireless charging—the global standard for wireless charging technology as designated by the Wireless Power Consortium. This change in technology is set to shift consumer behavior related to smart phones, batteries, and charging standards.
NEW YORK – GoCharge Inc. plans to enter the residential market this year with its tables that double as wireless charging stations for smartphones.
David Walke, CEO and co-founder of GoCharge, said he expects the technology it markets to the hospitality and sports industries to be popular with furniture buyers in general. “We’re looking for retail furniture distributors,” Walke said.
Is your company’s technology up to speed or out of date? What’s hot and what’s not? What technologies are other businesses using that you should be considering?
That’s the purpose of the Tech Check. Each week, we’ll do a quick survey of a small businesses to see what technology they’re using because we’re all interested in keeping up with the Jones’s, right?
What is wireless charging technology and how is it going to change consumer behavior?
Wireless charging has been around for more than 100 years, however the lack of devices that would have demanded the technology of wireless charging inhibited the trend from growing.
Since the smartphone is the hub of the Internet of Things at least for the foreseeable future, keeping that phone turned on is rather critical.
A phone may occasionally fail due to an accident, as anyone who has mistakenly dropped their phone into water is well aware.
Think about the apps you use most often. Do they help you get more work done, stay heathy, relax, or save time and money? Here’s a fresh list of apps more than two dozen executives say are their favorites.
Data is only as valuable as you make it. Today’s consumer behavior demands a more meaningful approach to data gathering that goes beyond collecting a name and an email address. Analyzing data to understand and present a story will not only improve business, it can help predict the future in order to make strategic decisions today.
Press Release: GOCHARGE LAUNCHES CANVASS, A NEW MOBILE-BASED ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR CELL PHONE CHARGING STATIONS PROVIDING HIGH-VALUE USER DATA FOR ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS
goCharge stations featuring Canvass offers event hosts and sponsors the opportunity to engage with consumers and capture their information in real time using the incentives of free charging and a promotional offer. The new Canvass offering provides brands, sponsors and advertisers with the unique opportunity to
interact with consumers before, during, and after the charge.
It’s summer. This means hot days, hot nights, and hot tech. This list of cool gadgets will keep you on trend and serve you in ways you never knew you could be served. Read below and let us know which one is your favorite!
The perfect way to keep attendees inside the show or bring them to your booth, goCharge’s cell phone charging kiosks are essential at Trade Shows, Conferences, and Conventions because they offer a unique and exceptional sponsorship opportunity. Let’s go through the top five ways goCharge’s cell phone charging stations can improve your next event.
You forgot to charge your phone overnight. You’ve been out all day without a charger. You’ve been playing on your applications for too long. There are many reasons why your phone battery dies quickly, and there are many ways to save your battery so that you can stay connected and stress-free throughout the day.
Press Release: GOCHARGE LAUNCHES SOLAR CHARGING STATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES AHEAD OF MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON
Available for rent or sale, goCharge provides Charging Stations that keep people connected to family, friends and business, in all locations. The Company announced today a new solar panel Charging Station, The SolarSystem, that is specifically designed for music festivals, outdoor concerts, and other outside entertainment events.
Available for rent or sale, goCharge provides Charging Stations that keep people connected to family, friends and business. The Company’s Table Unit Charging Station is now available for all sporting venues.
Whether you trudged through the streets to get to work or didn’t leave your sweatpants all day, the one thing everyone needs during a New York City snowstorm is a charged cell phone battery.
goCharge, a provider of charging stations for conferences, universities, hospitals and a variety of event venues, has just released SolarSystem, a solar-panel charging station designed for outdoor events.
The Cavaliers and Pacers beginning this season will provide their fans with charging stations for mobile devices at Quicken Loans Arena and Bankers Life Fieldhouse, respectively.
Recharge on the Concourse! When a mobile device is running low, Cavs fans can visit one of the 22 FREE Mobile Charging Stations presented by FirstEnergy. Created by GoCharge, the industry leader in charging solutions.
Today’s newest smartphones can now read your fingerprint and take 41-megapixel photos, but that darn battery still doesn’t seem to last longer than one day on a single charge.
goCharge, a provider of mobile handset charging stations, is waiting to see how the standards battle pans out. Ben Richman, president of goCharge, says, “We have a blank canvas and can adopt different standards and build what customers want, but we won’t pick a wireless charging standard until the market picks one, and we probably won’t make a charging solution until Apple or a large android provider selects a standard.”
Any bartenders reading today? How annoying is it when you’re working on a busy night and a patron asks you to plug in their charger to give their phone some juice? Even if it’s a regular, someone you like, someone who tips well, it’s still a bit irritating.
The shade trees are two and three stories high, a virtual forest. There are charging stations for cellphones — and they are free. Forty-three handsome new restrooms are tucked everywhere, a welcome change from the bad old days of horrid lines for female fans.
Charging stations have popped up at this year’s tennis tournament, where users can plug in their cellphone and lock it in its own cubbyhole with a password, sparing fans the choice between having juice and watching tennis.
One of the most popular questions fielded by owner Chris Hale and his staff at My Bar 161 has nothing to do with happy-hour appetizer specials or a particular brand of beer. More commonly, they hear: Do you have a phone charger under the bar I can use?
Busy attendees’ mobile devices go dead faster than you can say “Can you hear me now?” So booths with charging stations draw passersby like moths to a flame, though that flame is usually in the form of a tower or kiosk that attendees must crowd around. But now, several companies are upping the ante on rentable charging stations, creating wired lounge pieces that mingle comfort with convenience
How the on-field product pans out remains to be seen, but the football club has made a number of subtle — but significant — moves this off-season to improve the fan experience at Investors Group Field.
If you rely heavily on your cellular phone, discovering that your battery is nearly dead can be a shock. All those wonderful features of modern smartphones use battery power, and your battery can fade rapidly even while the phone is in your pocket. Fortunately, you have several options for replenishing your battery, even if your charger’s broken or forgotten at home.
Grafton, WI – Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. (www.frankmayer.com) has partnered with Hercules Networks Inc. to engineer and produce goCharge Tabletop Charging Stations. Worldlink Integration Group, Inc. is handling the logistics, installation, site surveys, and ongoing maintenance for the charging stations.
Dead batteries and hangovers are the afflictions of the modern drinker. Now restaurants and bars are trying to fix at least one of those problems. At Left Hand Path in Brooklyn, New York, the beer taps are built into a piece of 113-year-old spruce. Here, men with beards fill up their iPhones alongside their whiskey glasses, with cables running down to the electrical outlets and USB ports tucked underneath the bar.
Designed for a totally different kind of atmosphere than the Wii U retail display, the goCharge mobile charging stations for sports and entertainment venues convey warmth and a casual feel although they are intended to support high tech products.
Hospitals around the nation have found a way to help dramatically improve the patient experience and, consequently, Press Ganey scores through a simple, yet critical solution…
“Both of these Esurance lounge areas will feature goCharge charging stations, where attendees can charge up their mobile devices, a free photo booth, and more. Attendees can also claim an Esurance bandana at the booth to take part in a cool game.”
Yankee Alliance has announced a new contract with goCharge (www.gochargenetworks.com), the nation’s leading provider of mobile device charging stations. goCharge offers Yankee Alliance members the ability to keep friends and families of patients, hospital and medical center staff always connected. The goCharge stations, primarily designed for waiting and emergency rooms, ensure productive and comfortable waiting time without concern for mobile device battery life.
Mobile charging station provider GoCharge is reporting that major hospital systems across the country are embracing its new line of kiosks designed to enhance the patient experience by keeping patients and their families in constant contact with each other as well as the medical staff, according to a statement released by the company.
Urban designers take note: If you want to create modern-day public squares that encourage strangers to cross paths, try offering outlets at which passers-by can plug in their phones.
One company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough. goCharge kiosks house up to 16 built-in chargers that can accommodate most cell phones, smart phones, tablets and mp3 players, according to the company.
Starting in August, fans will have new opportunities to recharge their cell phones at Fenway Park. A table with 16 universal chargers will be placed at each of five locations: Gates B and C (both on the Big Concourse), the Gate E Concourse, the Budweiser Right Field Roof, and the Coca Cola Deck. They are being installed in partnership with Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Go Charge.
More hospitals around the nation have been adding mobile device charging stations as an amenity for patients, visitors and staff, and new mandates will likely increase the demand. Hercules Networks, a company that makes the popular goCharge kiosk line, says vending operators are ideally positioned to benefit from this popularity, since they already have established relationships as service providers at such locations.
“With nearly 38,000 devices accessing our wireless network every day, there is a significant demand to keep mobile devices charged up on-the-go,” said Nelson C. Vincent, vice president for information technology and CIO. “UCIT aims to meet this demand to keep all of our partners on campus – students, faculty and staff — charged and connected to the important work they do to propel the institution’s education and research agenda forward into UC’s third century.”
The GoCharge can charge up to 16 devices at the same time, and it comes with tips that are compatible with 99 percent of the cell phones on the market, said Richman. They come in two configurations — locker style, so that customers can leave the phones as they charge; on an open bay.
One of the marketing models goCharge has created involves a bar kiosk, which liquor brand Patrón is leveraging to help promote its Patrón XO Cafe and Ultimat Vodka. The branded kiosks, which have been in bars in New York City since the first quarter of 2010, appeal to establishment owners because they can keep customers around for a long period of time, according to goCharge.
GoCharge, a provider of mobile device charging solutions with built-in connector tips, has introduced an expanded line of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks to cater to a growing demand in the conference and expo industry. The expanded lineup of mobile charging models are designed to provide a much needed service to attendees and a powerful new revenue stream and sponsorship vehicle for organizers.
Manufacturer and distributor of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks goCharge is teaming-up with Patrón Spirits in a deal that will give Patrón “high-profile exposure” within goCharge’s 50-location NYC Bar Network with exclusive branding for their Patrón XO Cafe and Ultimat Vodka ultra-premium spirits.
Charging stations have popped up in airports, malls and convention centers in recent years. And because phones will be losing their charges for the foreseeable future, the companies that make these stations have been broadening their sights. One area with enormous growth potential? Bars.
The nation’s leading manufacturer and distributor of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks, goCharge, announced a partnership with Patrón Spirits to bring the convenience of mobile charging into bars across NYC.
In November 2011, Patrón hosted an event in Orlando to promote its XO Café Noir to musicians and industry executives in town for the Orlando Calling music festival. Inside the party, the spirits company offered GoCharge phone charging stations from Hercules Networks, where guests could leave their phones with a staff member to charge.
For every tech-savvy individual who keeps their device and its charger in close reach at all times, there always comes the pivotal moment when their cell-phone dies, leaving them unreachable, and praying for a quick solution. In an effort to find a solution for those frustrating moments, goCharge has developed the Orion, a new cell-phone charging kiosk that makes sure those people never miss a moment.
goCharge, the nation’s leading provider of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks, has launched a network of branded kiosks in 50 bars in New York City. The goCharge kiosks feature the unique combination of an essential utility – charging all mobile devices “on the go” – and an outstanding sponsorship and branding opportunity.
Hercules Networks Inc., a marketer and distributor of cellular phone charging stations, is introducing its goCharge kiosks at the EXHIBITOR2010 show in Las Vegas on March 14. The goCharge kiosks allow mobile device users to charge virtually every model of cell phone, smart phone and mp3 device on the go.
Cambridge Savings Bank, in partnership with CVS, is pleased to announce the launch of Harvard Square’s very first free outside rapid charging station
This rapid charging station is situated at 6 JFK Street, in a CVS vestibule.
Are NFL fans in the stands headed for a mobile device brownout or blackout? That depends largely on whether stadium owners and their partners are tracking wireless device trends and planning accordingly to ensure that their venues have plenty of well-designed charging facilities for fans who are doing more with the smartphones they bring to the games.
Mike Soriano became the owner of Champs Sportsbar & Cafe almost exactly 17 years ago. Back then, they didn’t even have cellphones, he jokes. But now, Soriano’s bar will be the first in Blacksburg to offer new rapid cell phone charging stations to its patrons thanks to the help of the Blacksburg Police and the “No Hokie Left Behind” safety initiative.