Its rather strange how giant tech companies end up creating innovative stuff outside their expertise. One such example is the launch of a new battery installation technology from Microsoft. Its named Instaload that consists of a simple yet efficient technique in accommodating batteries regardless of the polarity of the inserted direction.
Microsoft into battery cell business?
Microsoft the software superpower has launched this battery installation technology, although strange, as an innovative development within a sub department of the firm. No, Microsoft does not intend to step directly into selling their battery installation devices or batteries. Instead they have expressed intentions of licensing the technology to the leading gizmo manufacturers.
How did Microsoft end up with this?
A spokesperson of Microsoft said Instaload is now available for companies to license after about two years being spent in the development phase of the technology. Anyone would think that this was just a random technology somehow ended up in the hands of Microsoft, by accident. However, it turns out that Instaload was initiated, developed and completed intentionally by the hardware division of Microsoft.
Instaload works on a simple fact that positive polarity nodes of batteries are sticking out. Instaload ends up in detecting the polarity nodes of the batteries correctly and connecting them accordingly to produce the total voltage from the inserted batteries. Its all based on the simple physical nature of normal cells.
Licensing the technology
Microsoft are planning to license the technology to gizmo manufacturers and their line of initial partners include the likes of Duracell, Black Diamond and ClearSound. Microsoft who themselves produce mice and keyboards will no doubt integrate the technology into their own products. After all its a neat little innovation from the software giants themselves.
Royalty free licensing for some
Businesses that produce accessibility devices for people with disabilities are offered a royalty free licensing from the Redmond company. Obviously such innovative technologies are far more useful to people with disabilities, hence the reason for a royalty free licensing as an encouragement to the manufacturers.
Although the innovation itself looks minute, and even bigger inventions have hit the markets without being noticed, the Instaload technology is highly useful and worthwhile. However the news of this particular innovation from Microsoft has gained attention of the mass for reasons other than the use and knowledge of the technology. It was rather strange why such technology is introduced by Microsoft.