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Second Generation of ZPower Batteries Provides New Levels of Performance

March 7, 2019

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2019--Widex today announced the second generation ZPower Rechargeable System – an upgrade that has taken every element of how the battery system works into account, from the charger station software to the battery door. The charging station provides a more optimized charging cycle, and a new nanocoated ASIC chip ensures the best use of both short-and long-term power. A stronger battery door with 100% more plastic and an enhanced battery contact configuration makes the design more robust than ever, while extra moisture protection of metal parts provides optimal resistance from corrosion.

“We at Widex are committed to quality and continuous innovation, and we’re proud to introduce the second generation ZPower Rechargeable System,” said Jeff Geigel, President, Widex USA. “This upgrade comes with significant improvements to the design and battery lifespan, as well as faster personalization for Widex EVOKE users. We’re confident that users will be happy with this new product as a reliable and superior rechargeable solution.”

This evolution of ZPower batteries comes at a time when personalization of sound in hearing aids has also evolved. Just a few weeks ago, Widex announced that its AI engine, SoundSense Learn, has been enhanced to improve and personalize sound in Widex Evoke 25% faster.

ZPower rechargeable batteries are known for their high capacity, flexibility and safety. They have the highest energy capacity of all 312-batteries and outperform other rechargeable options by 20%. ZPower batteries can easily be replaced with standard zinc-air batteries if needed – or vice versa. They are also fully recyclable, mercury-free and non-flammable.

About Widex

At Widex we believe in a world where there are no barriers to communication; a world where people interact freely, effortlessly and confidently. With sixty years’ experience developing state-of-the-art technology, we provide hearing solutions that are easy to use, seamlessly integrated in daily life and enable people to hear naturally. As one of the world’s leading hearing aid producers, our products are sold in more than one hundred countries, and we employ 4,000 people worldwide.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING RETAIL SPECIALTY

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