Hoplite Power Taps Intelligent Product Solutions’ Manufacturing Expertise for its Next-Generation Smartphone Power-Charging Kiosks
Hoplite Ran Pilot Installation of its Smartphone Charging Stations at Citi Field Fall 2019
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS), a subsidiary of Forward Industries (NASDAQ: FORD) and an award-winning product design firm, today announced its alliance with Hoplite
Power, a Client of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University, to advise it on manufacturing its new on-demand rentable smartphone power-charging
stations. The Hoplite Hubs are designed to automatically recharge Hoplites, universal smartphone battery packs that can be rented from and returned to any Hoplite Hub in the network.
“For our next-generation product, IPS is a valuable advisor to help us establish our manufacturing for these larger, more powerful units,” said Jordan Mayerson, CEO and Co-Founder of Hoplite Power. “IPS has strong experience in the domestic hardware market, and building on our past relationship, we are confident that they can help us navigate the hardware manufacturing market and find the best resources.”
For its first-generation power charging product launched in early 2017, Hoplite Power worked with IPS for its expertise in product design, including providing UX/UI and general system overview services. The first-generation Hoplite Hubs were designed for smaller businesses and rolled out in bars and restaurants in the New York City metropolitan area.
Mayerson added, “We’ve learned through our pilot program that people love the convenience of our rentable on-demand battery packs so they never have to worry about charging their phones. Now we plan to roll out our next-generation product in sports arenas, shopping malls and other venues where they provide the same Hoplite convenience in bigger spaces and for more people.”
In 2020, Hoplite Power is expecting to roll out its larger next-generation power charging stations at a major league baseball stadium in the New York metropolitan area.
“It is very rewarding to continue working with Hoplite Power as they move into this next phase of their business, bringing our manufacturing expertise to their next-generation product,” said Mitch Maiman, President and Co-Founder of Intelligent Product Solutions.
CEO and Chairman of Forward Industries, Terry Wise, commented, “We’re very pleased to be collaborating with Hoplite, showcasing the breadth of capabilities and expertise of IPS.”