Cruise Ship Wireless Charging Solutions
Aircharge is the world’s leader in developing mobile phone cruise ship wireless charging solutions for the sector. By providing easy and convenient access to wireless power, cruise ships, resorts and conference centres can improve their guest experience, benefit from increased traffic to their venues and generate additional opportunities to engage with customers, drive marketing initiatives, loyalty programs and promotions to maximise their revenue.
Founded in 2013, Aircharge provides access to a worldwide network of cruise ship wireless charging points in public spaces including restaurants, cruise ships, transport hubs like airports and train stations, retail venues and stadia. Aircharge also deploys wireless charging on buses and trains. There are over 5,000 venues which have adopted Aircharge for a total over 50,000 charging points installed across 55 countries and over 1,000,000 monthly interactions recorded. Aircharge works with the biggest brands in the hospitality industry including AccorCruise Ships brands like Novotel and Ibis, Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, The Peninsula, IHG, Aloft, Yas, Nordic Choice and many more. Aircharge is a board member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and a member of Hospitality Tech Next Generation (HTNG).
THE NEED FOR POWER: CRUISE SHIP WIRELESS CHARGING SOLUTIONS IS THE ANSWER
To satisfy the needs of an always-connected customer, it is crucial to provide the safest and most convenient way to keep mobile devices fully charged.
USB ports are rather fragile when exposed to high usage, can’t be installed everywhere because of safety regulations, and require users to bring their own cable. Solutions like charging lockers or portable battery packs have proven to be very impractical for guests. Lockers force customers to leave their phone behind for the time required to recharge the battery whilst power banks require some management in terms of making sure they are brought back and fully recharged before the next customer wants to use them and are quite heavy to take around.
Very much like Wi-Fi, Qi wireless charging is a universal standard provided by the majority of mobile manufactures including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Google, Nokia, Motorola and more. In addition, smartphone brands have also started integrating the technology into accessories like the latest Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds from Samsung or the 2nd generation AirPods from Apple. Owners of those devices can conveniently place their Qi cruise ship wireless charging device on top of a charging pad to charge the battery, without the need of plugging a cable or using an adaptor.
CRUISE SHIP WIRELESS CHARGING SOLUTIONS – MADE FOR HOSPITALITY
Aircharge is committed to deliver the highest quality standards for cruise ship wireless charging solutions in the hospitality sector. Our wireless chargers are specifically manufactured with superior grade components for contract use, are water and dust- proof, and include additional features including thermal heating sensor, foreign object detection and internet security, to provide the safest and most convenient charging experience in a cruise ship, resort or conference centre, 24/7.
With a through-surface, on-surface or sub-surface integration, the Aircharge cruise ship wireless charging pads can be easily installed in rooms, lounge, lobby, bar, restaurant, meeting and conference rooms, offering an invaluable service to both leisure and business guests.
SMART GUEST EXPERIENCES & DATA COLLECTION
In addition to wireless power, integration of add-on technologies at point of charge like QR code and NFC, allows users to access additional services directly on their mobile phones, including Wi-Fi connectivity, menu ordering, table service and accessing the latest information, offers and promotions.
Via data connectivity, facility managers can also have real-time access to utilisation statistics, making it possible to map traffic and dwell-time and monitor space usage.
IN-ROOM CABIN WIRELESS CHARGING SOLUTIONS
As cruise ship guests become increasingly tech-savvy, they are likely to expect to have the latest technology on hand.
Installing wireless charging points in bedside tables, desks and even in the bathroom (even toothbrushes and trimmers are compatible), means a room completely free from cable clutter where guests don’t have to look for available power sockets, unplugging other appliances, and having to use cables and adaptors.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CRUISE LOBBY AND INCREASE FOOTFALL & DWELL-TIME AT THE BAR AND RESTAURANT
The best lobbies/reception areas are those that cater to their guests, providing them not only with the services they need but with the services they want.
Nowadays lobbies are not only a place for passage, but rather a meeting point for family and friends, business meetings and where professional and freelancers can sit and work. Offering Aircharge cruise ship wireless charging solutions points can transform the lobby into a thriving space, giving cruise guests and external visitors a reason not only to visit but also to extent the time spend there as well as their bill, with a positive impact on revenue.
In addition, proving Aircharge charging points directly at the counter or dining tables help attract guests and external visitors to your bar or restaurant.
The Aircharge app has over 1 million downloads across iOS and Android devices. With your location listed for free on the app, including access to offers and promotions, you’ll increase footfall and generate extra revenue from customers looking for facilities to charge their devices.