Press Release – Spark Connected and Vega partner on EVX Supercar

Spark Connected and Vega partner on the 804hp Electric Super Car At The Geneva International Motor Show 2020 - The Beast
Spark Connected and Vega partner on the 804hp Electric Super Car At The Geneva International Motor Show 2020 - The Beast

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. February 17, 2020.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, announced today a partnership with Vega Innovations on the electric vehicle, In-Cabin wireless charging solution.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, announced today a partnership with Vega Innovations on the electric vehicle, In-Cabin wireless charging solution.

Vega EVX, the all-electric supercar has integrated Spark Connected’s in-cabin wireless charging technology, based on the solution named The Beast, into its luxurious cockpit. Supporting all fast charge smartphones, the solution provides an integrated smart phone wireless charging feature, complementing the Vega’s state-of-the-art interior and technology features.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “The very talented team of innovators at Vega has actualized an impressive feat in launching the stunning VEGA EVX. We are pleased to have partnered with the team in combining Spark’s automotive in-cabin wireless charging technology into the Vega. Very proud of this exciting milestone for Sri Lanka on the world stage”.

Vega Innovations combined dual electric motors and a light carbon-fiber construction, allowing the Vega EVX to retain its remarkably light weight of 2,090kg even with a dense on-board lithium-ion battery pack. This is a result of innovative packaging, safety, battery management, system hardware, as well as firmware and software technologies.

According to CEO Harsha Subasinghe, “The Vega EVX is South Asia’s first all-electric supercar which uses innovative, modular and fully scalable systems that can be customized to optimize performance and drive-train technology. Our partnership with Ruwanga and his Spark Connected team has been great that has resulted in a high performance and EMI best-in-class wireless charging solution that further enhances the user experience in the Vega”.

The Beast-based in-cabin wireless charging solution is a high performance solution that meetings stringent requirements for integration into the automotive cockpit. The solution has been certified CISPR-25 Class 4, an industry first, to meet strict automotive in-cabin emissions requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“The very talented team of innovators at Vega has actualized an impressive feat in launching the stunning VEGA EVX. We are pleased to have partnered with the team in combining Spark’s automotive in-cabin wireless charging technology into the Vega. Very proud of this exciting milestone for Sri Lanka on the world stage.” – Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Marina Wolf/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

About Vega Innovations

Vega Innovations is an electric vehicle (EV) automobile manufacture of electric super cars, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vega also designs and manufactures EV components such as high-performance inverters, drivetrains and battery packs; as well as provide EV research and development (R&D) services to clients worldwide.

Founded in 2013 December by Dr. Harsha Subasinghe CEO of CodeGen International and Dr Beshan Kulapala, with a vision of building high performance, cost effective, sustainable technologies to disrupt the EV market. On its six-year journey, Vega has developed South Asia’s first electric super car, Vega EVX, and will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020. Vega is also developing alternative, mass market, transportation vehicles with its international partners. Vega Innovations is a startup company, part of CodeGen International.

For more information visit Vega Innovations.

Press Release – Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award
Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 14, 2020

Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products.

IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, today announced that Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, has been selected as the winner of the “Wireless Technology Innovation Award” in the 4th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

Spark Connected is a global leader in developing advanced, innovative and safe wireless power technologies and solutions that benefit a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IoT, Smart Home, Consumer and Telecom markets.

The 2020 IoT Breakthrough Awards program is recognizing Spark Connected for their development of an industry first 30-Watt wireless power solution, The Gorgon, engineered for Telecom Infrastructure and IoT Security applications. The Gorgon wireless power solution consists of both a transmitter and companion receiver. The solution integrates into in-building mmWave 5G products and eliminates the need to wire external antenna or FWA links, aiming to reduce overall deployment costs for network operators and simplifying installation.

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,700 nominations from companies all over the world.

“With the dawn of 5G upon us, The Gorgon platform represents a significant step forward in making wireless power a commercial reality in 5G networks,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “5G is one of the most significant wireless developments impacting the telecom and IoT industry, and Spark Connected is marching forward understanding that the 5G future is now. Wireless technology is a wide arena and we congratulate Spark Connected and the Gorgon platform for “breaking through” the industry with their significant achievement in the IoT space.”

“We are committed to making the promises of 5G technology a reality, and we are confident that our Gorgon solution will deliver “breakthrough” results for our Telecom Infrastructure and IoT customers,” said Ken Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Connected. “The Gorgon unlocks true value for mobile users in Fixed Wireless Access for commercial and residential CPE. The applications for The Gorgon are nearly endless and include not only 5G CPE, but security cameras, smart and connected home and factory automation to name a few. We are extremely proud to be recognized by IoT Breakthrough and consider this a strong validation of our innovative drive at Spark Connected.”

The Gorgon wireless power platform can transmit 30 Watts of power wirelessly and can be integrated in 5G telecom fixed wireless access nodes. The Gorgon transmitter continuously provides power from the inside of the home to the receiver 5G antenna on the outside of the window in the home.

The Gorgon platform is also being integrated in outdoor security cameras. The cameras can be attached to the outside of the window along with The Gorgon wireless power receiver, and the main power unit is attached to the window inside the home along with The Gorgon wireless power transmitter. This results in a simple installation where the inside and outside units are attached without the need to breach the weatherproof barrier by drilling through walls.


About IoT Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“We are committed to making the promises of 5G technology a reality, and we are confident that our Gorgon solution will deliver “breakthrough” results for our Telecom Infrastructure and IoT customers.” – Ken Moore, Chief Executive Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Dana Veal/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com

CEO of startup is consumed with how to power the world…wirelessly

Spark Connected in Dallas Business Journal - Tech Titans
Spark Connected in Dallas Business Journal - Tech Titans

By Rob Schneider – Managing Editor – Events, Dallas Business Journal

Ken Moore of Spark Connected is a finalist in the Technology Inventor Award category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click here.

As CEO of Spark Connected Ken Moore is working on developing disruptive wireless power technology that can be used for a host of technology from automotive to consumer to medical to Internet of Things applications.
“My role is to ensure Spark is in a position to bring about our vision of replacing power cables with wireless power,” Moore said.

Moore worked for many years at Texas Instruments at first designing talking toys and eventually moving to integrated circuits for hard disk drives, then wireless phones and other telecom equipment. He followed by working in Dallas in product development and then into business roles. He left TI in 2011 and joined the startup world. In 2017, he formed Spark Connected.

Moore answered other questions from the Business Journal about technology.

What is the biggest challenge facing your organization in 2019? How do you plan to succeed?

Our biggest challenge is scaling the organization. We have had very good success in the market, and customers are excited about what we are doing…. however, that means we have more opportunities to support, and more solutions to develop. The management team and I are raising capital now to expand the team and our facilities in order to address the increased demand.

Who is your technology hero?

While at TI, I had the chance to meet the great Jack Kilby (inventor of the integrated circuit.) I was never big on hero worship growing up, but it really affected me when I found out I was going to meet (him.) Here was the person who was responsible for our entire industry; the reason so many of us had (and continue) to study electrical and computer engineering. And he was such a kind, unassuming person. You could tell, even after the Nobel Prize and the fame, he was still an engineer like me at heart. It was an amazing experience.

What is something people aren’t thinking about that will change technology in the next few years?

The world is filled with companies that work with data. … But there are not nearly as many companies that are looking at the power needed to do all these things. Lots of sensors are very useful, but they still need power to run. How do we power all these smart things we carry around or are present in the world around us, and do it in a way that is safe and efficient? There are ideas, but there are also big hurdles. We have much more work to do before power is available everywhere cellular data is available. Once we achieve that goal, a whole new world of applications opens up that just aren’t possible today.

Can you recall the moment you decided what you wanted to do professionally?

I had always been interested in taking things apart. Alarm clocks, radios…whatever I could get my hands on. Then in the mid 1970s, my father brought me to “bring your sons/daughters to work day”, and sat me down in front of a very early computer terminal. He ran a program and the computer asked me my name. When I typed in my name, it responded “Hello Ken, my name is PDP. Would you like to play a game with me?” I was completely fascinated. After that, it was all about technology, and that feeling still remains the same today.

What should we be teaching children about technology in school right now that we aren’t?

That everything in this world, especially the business world, is about human interaction. … And our technology and business leaders of tomorrow will still need to know how to interact directly with other people, face-to-face, in order to be successful.

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“My role is to ensure Spark is in a position to bring about our vision of replacing power cables with wireless power.” – Ken Moore, Chief Executive Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.
Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Dana Veal/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com