What goes well with Scandinavian modern style furniture? How about Blink charging stations? Yep, that's right. IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer, has teamed with ECOtality to get Blink charging stations installed at ten of its stores out west by as early as fall 2011.
Back in July of 2010, Ecotality unveiled its two-tone, classically styled line of Blink charging stations. Last Friday, the Level II Blink chargers, which feature wireless connectivity provided by Sprint and Cisco's network integration, began rolling off the lines at Roush Manufacturing in Livonia, MI.
Earlier this month, Ecotality, Inc. announced its partnership with Sprint Nextel to wirelessly connect its Blink plug-in vehicle charging stations. Now, Ecotality has revealed that its Blink charger network is fully integrated with Cisco's Home Energy Management Solution (HEMS) and tied into Cisco's Home Energy Controller (HEC).
Ecotality, Inc., has partnered with Sprint Nextel to wirelessly connect its Blink plug-in vehicle charging stations. By utilizing Sprint's Command Center, Ecotality will be able to link its nationwide chargers and control Machine-to-Machine (M2M) provisioning, billing, device maintenance and service management. Basically, the things it needs to do to run the Blink Network the way it wants to. With all of this in place, Blink users will be able to locate nearby charging stations with GPS navigati