From the Wires
Gidophone Attracts Domestic and International Audience at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
Paves the Way for French Startups to Exhibit Next Year
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 10, 2013 06:23 PM
DARDILLY, France, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors from North America to Europe, Asia and beyond are flocking in huge numbers to the Taztag Booth (#35303) in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to experience a product that's poised to revolutionize the way the public recharges their personal electronic devices at public venues.
Gidophone, a subsidiary of the ASKCO, is a French company specializing in the production, delivery and marketing of rapid-charging kiosks for mobile devices. Their display at CES focuses on their primary product, the Gidophone, a 6-foot, 8-inch tall inductive charging tower kiosk, built to quickly re-energize cell phones, tablets, laptop computers, MP3 players, game consoles, PDAs and cameras of all popular brands and makes. Unlike other similar products on the market, Gidophone is 100 percent secure. Users can relax, knowing their valuable possessions will remain locked in their own private compartment until the unit is recharged, or until they choose to retrieve it.
Already in place in more than 100 locations across Europe, Gidophone now seeks to unveil its product in the United States. "The reaction to our kiosk thus far has been phenomenal," said Christian Pineau, Gidophone's VP of Sales." From the conversations that I've had with CES attendees thus far, I think that the US market has just been waiting for a product like Gidophone."
Ideal for commercial use in airports, train stations, shopping centers, hotels and other public spaces, the unit accepts customer payments through cash, credit cards and debit cards. The product line can also be retrofitted to include display shelving, multimedia, corporate or sponsor branding and much more.
Gidophone is blazing a path for 15 French startups by exhibiting at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The Government of France is considering a major investment on behalf of several tech-product startup companies at the 2014 CES, hence Gidophone is leading the charge this year as a pilot program.
"French companies have traditionally been under-represented at CES, and with the French government now considering possible high-level support of domestic SMEs and launch products from startup organizations, we are both pleased and proud to take the lead for our country," stated Gidophone CEO Romain Lecarpentier. According to Christian Pineau, Gidophone's VP of Sales, UBIFRANCE – the government agency tasked with helping French companies export and market their products overseas – is expected to provide a considerable level of investment for launch companies in 2014 if they believe such companies can develop qualified business relationships. "For that reason," Pineau said, "it is incumbent upon us to have a successful show this year."
Gidophone will continue to exhibit at CES at Booth LVCC South Hall 4, 35303 (Taztag) through Friday, January 11. For additional information, contact Christian Pineau at +1 650-274-5563, or visit www.gidophone.fr.
Established in 2009, Gidophone – a subsidiary of the ASKCO – is a company headquartered in France created to provide a viable solution to personal electronics battery failures in public places. A wireless kiosk equipped with a universal induction charging system, which allows the user to simply place his or her device on a charging platform – the Gidophone can re-energize 99 percent of all telephones, MP3 players, touch pads and PDAs available on the market today. For information on ASKCO, please visit www.askco.fr; for information on Gidophone, please visit www.gidophone.fr.
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