Amir Khoshniyati, IoT and NFC Innovator, Joins Aira’s Board of Advisors
Khoshniyati Brings Extensive Experience in Corporate Strategy, IoT, and Contactless Technology to the maker of FreePower™ Wireless Charging
Aira Inc., the company redefining wireless charging experiences through FreePower™, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Khoshniyati to its Board of Advisors. Khoshniyati brings an impressive background in corporate strategy, contactless technology and IoT solutions to Aira’s rapidly growing team. As their newest strategic advisor, Khoshniyati will guide Aira as it continues to pursue industry partnerships and prospective investments.
“The technology behind Aira’s FreePower™ platform is truly innovative and could not have come at a better time,” said Khoshniyati. “As our world shifts towards contactless, Aira’s wireless charging solutions can seamlessly integrate into many products and industries, and I’m eager to provide guidance that will help this technology continue to be adopted around the world.”
In addition to joining Aira’s Board of Advisors, Khoshniyati currently serves as the Head of NFC Business for a leading company in the labeling industry . He accepted his position in March 2020, following their successful 9-figure acquisition of an RFID and IoT Solution organization.. Prior to that, Khoshniyati helped develop four key value-add products that are currently part of the ERP and CRM Cloud application Microsoft Dynamics 365.
“In addition to his deep knowledge of IoT products and solutions, Amir brings an entrepreneurial spirit and impressive network of industry stakeholders to our team,” said Jake Slatnick, Aira’s co-founder and CEO. “I am confident that Amir’s experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue to expand into different industries and attract new partners from around the globe.”
An influential voice in the near-field communication (NFC) space, Khoshniyati sits on the NFC Forum Board, helping define industry standards and lead the adoption of NFC technology in the IoT era. He is also passionate about giving back to his community, and founded the Gentlemen of Orange County in 2018 with the mission of providing essential resources to local youths in need across Southern California.
Aira is setting a new standard for wireless charging with FreePower®, an elegant hardware and software solution that offers complete freedom of placement across surfaces. Designed and engineered in-house from the ground up, FreePower® is a flexible platform that can accommodate different surface sizes and any number of devices. As a technology supplier, Aira is partnering with companies that want to integrate free position wireless charging into their products.FreePower® is a fundamentally new approach to wireless power, equipped with more than 60 patent assets for its groundbreaking hardware, software, and magnetics. Unlike traditional wireless chargers, which require devices to be precisely aligned with a small hot spot, FreePower™ features full surface charging from corner to corner. As Qi-enabled devices are placed across the surface, precise power is delivered and intelligently managed to optimize performance. Aira’s FreePower® technology has already been deployed successfully in consumer devices with Nomad’s Base Station Pro.
Aira, founded in 2017 by Jake Slatnick and Eric Goodchild, has a focused mission to evolve wireless charging. Its FreePower® technology is an elegant, adaptable solution that pushes long-standing boundaries to deliver on the fundamental promise of wireless charging – convenience. Built to work with devices operating on the Qi standard, FreePower is compatible with all major Qi devices including those from Apple, Samsung, and Google. Aira is partnering with brands, OEMs, and technology suppliers across several verticals, including consumer electronics, automotive, furniture and hospitality, to make “wireless charging as it was meant to be” available everywhere.