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Convenient, secure, environmentally friendly charging stations offer positive service with powerful new marketing advantages

Visit ChargeBox® at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona,
UK Trade and Investment, The Avenue, AV26

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 11th 2008 – ChargeBox®, the company behind the award-winning family of recharging stations for mobiles phones, PDAs and gaming handsets, today announced the release of ChargeBox® Lite, a free-to-use charge station which works at the push of a button.

“High degrees of mobile penetration, coupled with increasingly power hungry applications, colour screens, GPS and Bluetooth means we risk becoming the victim of the dreaded flat battery,” said Jane Young, Business Development Director. “ChargeBox sets out to rectify this scenario with a simple, elegant and secure system for publicly charging the devices we all carry today.”

The ChargeBox® Lite station incorporates secure lockers that provide rapid recharging of mobile phones, PSP, Nintendo DS, iPhone, Blackberry, iPod and PDAs. ChargeBox® Lite is ideal in workplace situations where staff have limited access to power points - for instance in supermarkets or warehouses. When not charging, the station consumes zero power, so is a tidy, environmentally friendly alternative to leaving hundreds of chargers plugged in and unused in the corporate or consumer environment.

With an LCD screen option, Chargebox® Lite offers significant branding and advertising opportunities to deliver point of sale messaging.

ChargeBox® stations can be found in entertainment venues, high street stores, airports, hotels and other convenient locations around the world delivering additional revenue generation, increased dwelltime, increased footfall and service differentiation. In addition, ChargeBox® is capable of replying to SMS payment texts with a location and/or network-specific message. This SMS integration extends brands wishing to establish measurable, closed loop connections with consumers, especially in the ‘lost’ 16-30 year old demographic.


Notes to editors:


BoxBrands provides services for the mobile entertainment industry. The company’s flagship product is ChargeBox; an easily accessible means for consumers to charge mobile phones and other devices such as ipods and Blackberries when outside the home.
Corporate clients include Tesco, Vodafone, Tower42 and Workspace Group. ChargeBox sites include easyInternet cafes, Vodafone stores, Premier Inn hotels, Stena Line ferries and various airports globally.

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