AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced VoltServer was selected as a finalist competing in the AFWERX Challenge to Reimagining Energy for the Department of Defense (DoD). VoltServer is competing in the Energy Transmission and Distribution Challenge alongside a diverse group of teams vying to Reimagine Energy for the DoD.
Herman Miller, LOGICDATA and VoltServer recently teamed up, virtually, to adapt LOGICDATA’s Control Box (the “brains” inside Herman Miller’s height-adjustable tables/benches) from an AC power supply to a DC power supply and have a new application UL recognized.
VoltServer has been shortlisted for the Powerhouse CleanTech Company of the Year Award in the 2020 NEVY Awards, hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and presented by Dell Technologies. The NEVYs, now in their eighth year, celebrate New England’s top innovators, investors and companies across the region’s health care, life science, tech, medtech, and cleantech communities. Final winners will be unveiled via a dynamic live broadcast on December 1, 2020, at 6:30pm.
VoltServer was excited to be included as one of the major technology features described in the recent Las Vegas Circa Hotel opening. The hotel focuses on clean air and clean facility operation in a post-COVID environment. As quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal by co-owner Greg Stevens, ”Digital Electricity™ is more reliable than the traditional version,” Greg says, “and very, very clean.” Should the hotel lose power, guests may not even notice. “Really, for a guest,” he says, “even in a full power outage, you’re going to have Wi-Fi. You’re going to have your thermostat. You’re going to have some communication devices — the phone, iPad — and a couple of lights.”
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF) announced today its compatibility with VoltServer’s Digital Electricity™ offerings to provide low costnetwork installation and safe power distribution. Digital Electricity™ works in concert with ADRF’s ADXV Series DAS for commercial and public safety service bands as well as its PSR Series public safety repeaters.
MIAMI, FL — For the third consecutive year, VoltServer Digital Electricity™ was the power that kept mobile communications running for thousands of fans at the biggest football game of the season. This year Miami stadium featured one of the most comprehensive demonstrations of 5G technology to date, as is illustrated in this newscast showing the Miami installation.
Sidewalk Labs Becomes Key Investor to Help VoltServer Make Electricity Safer, More Cost Effective and Efficient
EAST GREENWICH, RI, November 14, 2019 — VoltServer, the inventor of a new form of power called Digital Electricity™, announced today that it has raised a $7.4 million Series A, supported by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs. The funding will allow VoltServer to expand its Digital Electricity™ (DE) offerings at scale, powering the digitally connected world in a safer, more cost effective and efficient way than traditional alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electricity.
The only new form of electricity since AC and DC, DE is made up of discrete packets of energy and data and efficiently runs on cables that are thin, safe, inexpensive, flexible and data-enabled, making DE the ideal powering solution for complex and evolving infrastructure systems. With enough power to energize a hi-rise or football stadium, VoltServer’s technology is already installed in over 700 venues, and will continue to expand its offerings beyond communications infrastructure to power entire buildings.
“There has not been much innovation around electricity since Tesla and Edison battled it out in the late 1800s,” said Stephen Eaves, CEO of VoltServer. “But Digital Electricity™ allows for controlled power distribution that is safe, less expensive, faster to install, more energy efficient, and perfect for an increasingly digital world. At scale, VoltServer’s technology will make buildings less expensive to construct, operate, and change over time.”
With its investment, Sidewalk Labs joins Marker Hill Capital, Slater Technology Fund, Natural Resources Capital Management, Clean Energy Venture Group, Angel Street Capital and Consiton Capital in recognizing the potential of Digital Electricity™.
“Electricity powers our world, but the fundamental danger inherent in AC or DC electricity makes today’s electrical systems expensive to install or change. Digital Electricity™ is a breakthrough, offering a less expensive, safer and more efficient way to distribute electricity that can make buildings more affordable and flexible. Over time, that can make cities more affordable, sustainable, and adaptable as our needs change,” Dan Doctoroff, chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs said.
VoltServer currently offers DE for Mobile Radio Power, Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch Power, Mobile Edge Compute Servers, High Speed Communications Power, Smart LED Lighting Power, UPS/Centralized Battery Backup, and DC Microgrid.
Funding fuels expansion of installations with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), as well as extending reach to Fiber FTTx, smart LED lighting, critical power/ UPS and alternative energy applications
VoltServer closed its Series A round of financing of $2M with participation from the Rhode Island Slater Center, Marker Hill Capital, Natural Resources Capital Management, Angel Street Capital and the Clean Energy Venture Group. This new round of funding will be used to scale up VoltServer’s proven technologies to provide robust power distribution products.
The Slater Technology Fund today announced that it has committed $250,000 in funding to VoltServer, a Charlestown, R.I.-based company that has developed an innovative way to manage and deliver electrical power. VoltServer is the latest venture of successful entrepreneur Steve Eaves.