News Release

News Release

News Release

Rikei Starts to Sell “PowerUPS” by ReQuMuM for Disaster Countermeasure ~ Fast Charge to Smartphone/Tablet when Blackout ~
Rikei Starts to Sell “PowerUPS” by ReQuMuM for Disaster Countermeasure ~ Fast Charge to Smartphone/Tablet when Blackout ~

Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”) is pleased to announce that it starts to sell a new product, “PowerUPS” by ReQuMuM (formerly MIS; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Teruo Matsuoka; hereinafter “ReQuMuM”).

 

Product Overview

“PowerUPS” is an electrical storage apparatus that is a combination of “Powershuttle”, a mobile battery that can charge tablet or smartphones quickly, and a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that can charge 24 units of tablets/smartphones at a time.

 

Features

  • Charge 24 units of PowerShuttles (mobile butteries) simultaneously.
  • PowerShuttle is equipped with 5V-2A output USB port so charge smartphone quickly.
  • PowerShuttle can be charged quickly in about 1 hour (about 90 times) thanks to PowerUPS.
  • BMS (Battery Management System)(*1) is equipped to monitor each battery cell(*2) and prevent accidents such as firing in advance.
  • PowerUPS unit is equipped with a 1kWh (kilowatt hour) UPS, and can charge to the PowerShuttle even during a power failure.

 

(*1) BMS (Battery Management System): A system manages total voltage, remaining capacity of a lithium battery, and voltage/temperature of each cell by monitoring in real time.

(*2) battery cell: cell refers to a component unit of a battery. What connected and packaged multiple cell is generally called a battery.

 

Market Background

Recently, various natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods have occurred in every region of Japan, and business and local governments are raising interest in formulation of BCP (Business Continuity Plan) and disaster prevention measures. Therefore, the number of companies and municipalities introducing UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is increasing for the purpose of secure emergency power supply as reinforcing BCP countermeasure.

In addition, the ownership rate of smartphones in Japan exceeds 70%, and the importance of smartphones with various functions such as telephone, Internet, email, SNS, and map information is increasing in case of a disaster. As a solution to the smartphone charging problem at the time of disaster/emergency, PowerUPS enables battery charging of smartphones and tablets stably under any circumstances.

 

Future Development

Rikei will expand the business to local governments, companies that take disaster prevention measures, universities, and event venues across Japan.

 

Starting date of shipment

July, 2019

 

Sales Price

Base price: JPY500,000 (installation costs and maintenance pack fee for 3 or 5 years are required additionally)

 

About ReQuMum

A venture company specialized in the lithium battery business.

 Address: ReQuMuM Building, 3-37-43 Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Capital: 126million yen
President & CEO: Teruo Matsuoka
Field of Business:  lithium battery business, mobile business
Corporate URL: http://www.requmum.com/

 

About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.

Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems. 

Headquarters Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan
Capital: 3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2019)
President & CEO: Satoru Isaka
Field of Business: Sales of the following;

  • System Solutions
  • Network Solutions
  • Electronic Components & Instruments
Corporate URL: https://www.rikei.co.jp/en/

Product names and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact

Technical Group,Disaster Prevention Infomation System Department
TEL:+81-3-3345-2478

E-mail:p-ups@rikei.co.jp