Electron-to-Go, a phone charger provider, has selected Soracom, an IoT connectivity provider, to enable cellular connectivity for its portable mobile charging solutions, according to a press release.
The Electron vending machine-style mobile charging devices are used by universities, co-working spaces, hospitals, outdoor events and festivals, shopping malls and other high-trafficked areas to provide charging solutions without tethering users to a traditional charging station. Customer can charge cell phones, tablets, wireless headsets and other devices securely using the “grab and go” Electron charger without the hassle of managing charging cords or relying on hard-to-find wall outlets.
Users simply register their phone number and immediately receive an SMS code to start using the portable charging stations. The lifecycle and viability of each Electron charger is monitored and controlled from a central server, making reliable IoT connectivity essential.