Ossia Inc., the company behind Cota Real Wireless Power - the technology that delivers power over-the-air, at a distance, and without the need for line-of-sight - has announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted them equipment authorization for the Cota wireless power system (Cota Transmitter and Receiver), approving its wireless power delivery and data communications under Parts 18 and 15, respectively, of the FCC's rules and certifying the system to be marketed and sold in the U.S.
This FCC certification marks the culmination of many months of close collaboration between Ossia and the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and demonstrates that Cota technology delivers meaningful power to devices at a distance while meeting all of the FCC's stringent Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) requirements for safety. Due to its unique ability to transfer power in a manner that inherently avoids objects and humans, the Cota system is the first of its kind to meet FCC exposure standards in a dynamic environment.
This certification also demonstrates that Cota meets the standards set by multiple international regulatory bodies. Ossia is actively seeking international certification across numerous countries and regions in the near term.
Ossia's initial certification covers a Cota transmitter operating at 2.4 GHz for deployments in commercial, industrial, and business environments, at a distance of up to one meter. It is the first certified system that does not require a motion detector or an exclusion zone and has the highest level of radio frequency (RF) power delivered for a certified system. Ossia plans to continue working closely with the FCC on seeking certification for additional applications.
With over 70 patents globally and 210 active utility patent assets, Ossia has been developing Cota Real Wireless Power for many years. In addition, Ossia has garnered substantial investment and commercial traction from leading companies across several industries that have expressed interest in the application of Cota technology for their applications.
Devices based on this first equipment authorization are expected to be available in the market in 2020 through Ossia's commercial partners. For more information, click here.