Apr 02, 2019
MK Electric introduces 1 Gang USB switched sockets aimed at enhancing technology in the hospitality sector as travelers’ reliance on smartphone increases in the GCC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2nd April, 2019 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that MK Electric, a leading manufacturer of wiring devices, has added its USB charging capabilities into its iconic product portfolio, as it enters its centenary year in 2019, aimed at enhancing the guest experience in the hospitality sector.

The new MK Electric’s 1 Gang USB integrated sockets, equipped with dual USB charging ports, now meet both British and International standards,13 A and 16 A units, respectively, keeping in step with evolving technologies and customer needs. MK Electric was one of the first UK manufacturers to introduce its range of award-winning USB charging modules, and now the 1 Gang switched socket has been incorporated into four of its wiring device ranges, including Logic PlusTM, MK Dimensions, Elements and Aspect.

The hospitality sector is continuously evolving to provide a more digital experience, driven by the smartphone revolution, globally and regionally. The GCC region holds one of the highest rates of smartphone penetration in the world, and according to a study by Thinkwithgoogle, nine out of ten millennials believe smartphones are the most essential accessory to carry whilst travelling. *

The brand-new variants of the MK Electric’s 1 Gang switched socket having a charging capacity of 2A to prevent a risk of overload, will cater to the demands of guests in the hospitality sector, as interior designers, architects, and, in turn, facility managers aim to install evolving technology in the early stages of their construction projects. The MK USB charging solutions are designed to provide an optimized charging performance and enhance user experience in a world where we are accustomed to the immediacy and convenience that technology provides.

With increased travellers heading to the Middle East, smartphone users require charging ports with enhanced performance. The1 Gang switched socket is featured with a smart dual port USB charger and supports optimal charging, leading it to be safer. Furthermore, the device is characterized with a unique Dynamic Device Recognition specifically designed to detect charging configurations, and protecting against short circuiting and overloading. The solution will enable hotel guests to conveniently charge three portable electronic devices simultaneously from a standard outlet. Furthermore, the MK USB switched sockets have been specifically -engineered to fit into a standard 25mm back box, making them simple to incorporate in retrofit opportunities with less disruptive upgrades.

“Over the last 100 years, MK Electric has designed and manufactured the foundations of the electrical industry, leading the market in the electrical wiring devices business. We aim to continue to design products based on an international standard of quality, making it easy to invest in the right kind of solution for buildings,” said Yashdeep Sule, marketing director, Honeywell, Electrical Products, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

”The 1 Gang USB switched socket will enhance the hospitality sector offerings to cater to guests traveling to the region from all around the world. Our objective is to explore the market gap in order to meet the demand and enhance the sector by fulfilling the marketplace with the most reliable products, in turn, creating a smart, sustainable and connected future,” he concluded.

MK’s 13A sockets have a three-pin ‘child resistant shutter system’, which is designed to inhibit access to the electricity supply, unless all three pins of a British plug are in position. By choosing these types of sockets, building managers are given ultimate electrical protection. All electrical sockets manufactured to the British Standard must incorporate a shutter mechanism. MK’s socket design offers the maximum safety benefit and all standard 13A MK sockets incorporate the three-pin operated shutter system.

By adopting the MK International 16A single switched socket with dual USB charging ports, guests no longer have to worry about travelling with a number of international adaptors to be able to use their electronic devices, laptops and personal grooming equipment. Therefore, MK products are the perfect option that architectures and interior designers can install in their projects to achieve high standards in their construction projects.

Moreover, the brand new sockets are designed in line with the latest interior trends. It is creatively developed to suit every architectural and interior design theme or setting at all hospitality levels and is the perfect choice which guarantees safety, quality and reliability, delivering a superior performance and value for customers and end users.

Source*: Thinkwithgoogle

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