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November 21, 2008

Samsung Adds More Charging Stations, Increases Accessibility

Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd., is increasing its accessibility by adding 115 charging stations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH), Miami International Airport (MIA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Samsung expects more and more passengers around these areas during the holiday season which is nearing.
Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Samsung Mobile, said: “With the holiday travel season just around the corner, we want the Samsung Mobile charging stations to reduce stress, keep families connected and provide a much-needed convenience to travelers trying to reach their loved ones.”
Samsung Mobile Charging Stations have four outlets per station which makes easy for travelers to re-charge their electronic devices for free. The stations are built to charge personal electronics designed for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts), and are also equipped with a small shelf to hold travelers’ mobile phones and other electronic equipment.
Dominion Virginia Power, Reliant Energy in Houston and Florida Power and Light takes charge of providing electricity to these stations.
Samsung Mobile takes the credit for installing charging stations in 10 of the nation’s busiest airports in the U.S., which are accessible to more than 395 million passengers annually. There are few more emerging in IAH, three located in the in the North and South Concourses of Terminal A, along with one station in Terminal D.
Samsung aims to add 40 more stations in flight stations, shuttle stations and in Terminals A, C, D and E at IAH. Travelers at MIA can have access to 40 charging stations in each of the airport’s seven concourses and at pre-security areas throughout the MIA terminal. More than 35 charging stations are available currently at IAD to keep passengers powered up while on-the-go.
“One of our top priorities is to give each passenger the best customer service they could possibly get at Houston’s airports,” says Rob Wigington, Houston Airport System Deputy Director. “Providing electronic outlets for passengers to charge their gadgets while they’re on the go to Bush Intercontinental’s 105 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations will definitely be a plus for them.”
Miguel Southwell, Deputy Director of Business Retention and Development for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department said in a statement that Miami International Airport was looking to enhance its customer service by providing charging stations to passengers at no cost and at the right time Samsung Mobile, through JCDecaux (News - Alert) Airport, Inc., agreed to be the sponsor.
He added, “We hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with such a prestigious company as Samsung Mobile.”

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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