IDX, a battery manufacturer, showcased new technology at Interbee 2023 in Japan aimed at improving battery monitoring and charging. One of the most intriguing concepts was the development of smart batteries with an embedded chip that can transmit battery information to an app on iOS or Android devices. The Imicro series, presented by IDX, featured a built-in chip that can send data to a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth technology.
The accompanying app provides a comprehensive display of battery information, including power levels, current, voltage, charging cycles, and remaining charge time. This feature allows multiple users on a set to access critical battery information without physically checking each device. IDX is actively seeking feedback from industry professionals to enhance the capabilities of their smart batteries. They are considering incorporating an Apple iWatch app to send low battery or full charge notifications.
In addition to the smart battery technology, IDX was also displaying an early prototype of wireless charging for V-mount batteries. The wireless charger would allow users to simply place the battery on the charger for a cable-free charging experience. However, IDX acknowledged that they are still researching faster wireless charging methods for larger camera batteries to enhance the technology.
Overall, IDX’s developments in battery monitoring and wireless charging represent a significant step forward in the field of battery technology. With these advancements, users can look forward to more efficient, user-friendly battery solutions in the future.