DALLAS--()--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the installation of 20 newly designed charging stations in all of the terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). DCA is the first airport to install the redesigned charging stations for travelers to conveniently charge their mobile phones, laptops and other personal electronics for free. JCDecaux, the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company, manages the advertising concession at DCA and partnered with Samsung to implement the redesigned charging stations. Additionally, there are also more than 40 charging stations at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
“Travelers rely on their mobile devices everyday to stay connected to work and their family. The redesigned charging stations offer travelers a variety of new features to ensure they stay connected on-the-road.”
“Samsung Mobile is excited to bring 20 new mobile charging stations to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Travelers rely on their mobile devices everyday to stay connected to work and their family. The redesigned charging stations offer travelers a variety of new features to ensure they stay connected on-the-road.”
The redesigned Samsung Mobile charging stations include six electrical outlets compatible for U.S. voltage (i.e., 120 volts), two USB charging outlets, four micro USB mobile phone charging plugs and a touchscreen display that provides travelers with informational content including news, weather and flight information. The display also features a “What’s New” tab for users to learn more about Samsung Mobile’s latest products. The charging stations are also equipped with a small shelf to hold travelers mobile phones and other electronic devices.
“We are pleased to expand Samsung Mobile’s charging stations to greater numbers of air travelers,” said Jean-Luc Decaux, Co-CEO of JCDecaux NA. “It’s consistent with our dedication to delivering the highest quality out-of-home advertising solutions combined with first-class public services.”
Samsung Mobile has installed more than 421 charging stations in 12 of the nation’s busiest airports that are accessible to more than 400 million passengers. Samsung Mobile has also installed 83 charging stations at 20 of the nation’s largest college campuses, along with six charging stations at The Las Vegas Convention Center and five charging stations at The Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Key Figures for the Group:
- 2010 revenues: €2,350 m; Q1 2011 revenues: €535,3 m
- JCDecaux is listed on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris and is part of the Euronext 100, Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good indexes
- No. 1 worldwide in street furniture (427,200 advertising panels)
- No. 1 worldwide in transport advertising with 184 airports and 287 transport contracts in metros, buses, trains and tramways (369,900 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in Europe for billboards (226,700 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in the Asia-Pacific region (239,600 advertising panels)
- No. 1 worldwide for self-service bicycle hire
- 1,023,900 advertising panels in 56 countries
- Present in 3,600 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants
- 9,940 employees
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.