Sold on eSpring

Congratulations, Amway Business Owners, you’ve made another Amway brand number one on the planet!

Thanks to you, eSpring is now the world’s largest-selling brand of home water treatment systems according to a Verify Markets study of 2012 global sales. It’s also the number one selling brand of water treatment systems in the Asia region – and in the individual countries of Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.

The study included systems sold through retail channels as well as through direct selling. With so many options for getting drinking water, why do so many consumers prefer eSpring?

One reason is that our eSpring system reduces more than 140 potential health-effect contaminants to deliver clean, safe drinking water. It also is certified by NSF to reduce more individual contaminants than any other carbon filtration and ultraviolet (UV) light treatment point-of-use system in the world.

People also love eSpring because of the smart technology that other water filtration systems don’t have: electronic monitoring that tells the user when it’s time to change the filter cartridge, and eCoupled™ wireless power technology that safely and efficiently assures that people are getting high-quality, clean water every time. That gives consumers peace of mind.

From water and air purification to products for safer cleaning, you can have confidence in Amway as your source for brands that help you transform your home for healthy living.


Influencing innovation

Our wireless power research and development operation was one of the stars of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show.

“It was a year of influencing wireless power,” said Dave Baarman, Fulton’s director of advanced technologies. “We were selected by CNET as one of the three finalists for Best of CES 2013. That was quite an honor given the competition.”

Also on center stage was Qi, the wireless power standard Fulton Innovation helped develop with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

“It was an explosion of hundreds of products using Qi this year,” Baarman said. “The WPC booth was packed and loaded with all types of adapters, battery packs, hardware, devices and solutions, including the Toyota Avalon wireless charging solution in leather to launch later this year.”

Congratulations to Fulton Innovation!


Printed power

Magazines on store shelves whose covers light up. A cereal box that transmits its nutritional data to your mobile device. Even a container of soup that can heat itself with no stovetop or microwave.

Those are the examples of the power of Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Printed Electronics, which earned the company yet another award. They were named a Silver winner in the Best New Product of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012.

Fulton used conductive ink, printed electronics and its innovative wireless technology to demonstrate how the packaging and printing industries can transform everyday objects, creating new levels of engagement.

When the specially printed magazine or cereal box are on an eCoupled-enabled shelf, they can light up or transmit data on command. And when a user pulls the tab of the soup container and sets it on an eCoupled-enabled countertop, the contents will heat to low, medium or high, depending on the user’s preference.

And the container is still recyclable!

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Power up!


We’re placing another wireless charging award in the trophy case!

This week, Fulton Innovation won the Silver Stevie Award for Electronics Company of the Year. Part of the 2012 American Business Awards, the Stevie Award recognizes achievement in business for companies all over the world.

The Stevie Award follows our success at the 2012 Edison Awards, where Fulton Innovation earned a gold award in the applied technology category for eCoupled wireless power.

Our intelligent wireless power technology finds a home just about everywhere — from restaurant table tops to grocery aisles to parking garages.

This year, Fulton’s Dave Baarman was invited to speak at SXSW  representing us as a founding member of the Wireless Power Consortium – a who’s who of companies leading the wireless charge.

Our congratulations to the Fulton team!


Juice without wires

We’re proud of Dave Baarman for many reasons.

He’s the driving force behind the development and success of Fulton Innovation, leading a team of scientists who work with various industry partners to bring eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology to market and into the hands of consumers.

Dave just returned from SXSW, the popular music, film and interactive conference in Austin, Texas. There, he and Menno Treffers, chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium, hosted a panel called Juice without Wires.

Instead of words, technology did the talking. Dave used a wirelessly powered skillet and blender to sizzle sausages and mix margaritas to wow this technology-hungry audience. Check out the videos presented at SXSW below.

Their prediction? In the future, wireless power will be integrated into chargeable surfaces that can power a wide range of products, across a variety of power levels – from cars and stove tops, to tablet computers and mobile phones.

We look forward to the next round of wireless power capabilities.

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Preview what’s new

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January is where people find out what’s hot, what’s new and what’s next.

The DIY Network on December 28 and 30 is looking back at the “cool tools” showcased at the 2011 CES – including our own Fulton Innovation eCoupled wireless power technology.

But if you want to preview what’s new for 2012, check out eCoupled CES preview here or by watching the video below.  It shows how the applications of wireless power have gone from cool to coolest.

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One of our best

Every time we receive an award, it’s a reminder that we have talented people working on our products, brands and programs.

And when individuals of our team are recognized, there’s no mistaking that we work with some of the best and brightest people around.      

Dave Baarman, director of advanced technologies for Fulton Innovation, was named bronze award winner for Technology Executive of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Dave is the driving force behind the development and success of Fulton Innovation, leading a team of scientists who work with various industry partners to bring eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology to market and into the hands of consumers.

Thanks to the Best in Biz for recognizing one of our best.


Ideas that rock

We think our Fulton Innovation eCoupled technology rocks.  After all, the way eCoupled wirelessly powers cars and electronics is pretty cool stuff.

If you think this technology rocks, too, help get eCoupled on the agenda of the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference.

Conference presenters are selected partially by popular vote through SXSW’s “Panel Picker.”  So if you’d like to see Fulton present about the future of wireless during this interactive, film and music festival, just click here.  Choose the “thumbs up” sign to let organizers know you think Fulton’s “Juice without Wires” presentation is an “idea that rocks.” 

But if you want to see wireless power at work a bit sooner, this video shows how eCoupled powers everything from appliances to technology.

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Double honors

We’re making room in the awards case after an Amway leader and technology were honored by two separate organizations in the same city on the same day.  

First, Amway Chief Marketing Officer Candace Matthews was honored as one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” for 2011 at an event  August 10  in New York,

A few hours later, our Fulton Innovation eCoupled wireless power technology was feted with a Golden Bridge Award  for technology innovation in electronics – also in New York.

These double honors are the latest in a long line for Candace and Fulton, in recognition of their accomplishments and innovation.


Cutting the cord

When our Fulton Innovation division developed eCoupled intelligent wireless power, it gave consumers the opportunity to cut the cord with wireless charging for everything from lamps and laptops to Teslas and toasters.

eCoupled just announced updated features and functionality which bring new applications of wireless power to consumer devices, surfaces and environments.  Like greater spatial freedom, taking the Qi wireless power standard beyond a portable charging pad to seemingly impenetrable surfaces like granite.  Or the ability to transfer data along with power.

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“To totally remove power cords from our lives, we need additional options and flexibility and freedom for wireless power solutions,” said Dave Baarman, director of advanced technologies at Fulton Innovation.  “Consumers want the convenience that wirelessly powered devices provide, with more flexibility for where and how they can use them.”

Like cutting the cord and being able to charge their computers and cell phones from their kitchen countertop.  Even if it’s made from solid granite.