“LIFI networks via LED light within four years available to consumers’




About three to four years would be the first consumer products using LIFI technology should appear on the market. This enables the CEO of a start-up in Estonia, currently pilots performing with the networking technology that operates via LED light.

Deepak Solanki, CEO of Velminni, says to IBTimes that the start-up current pilots performing with LIFI networks in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Both in an industrial environment like in an office would be the wireless networking technology that uses LED bulbs are used successfully. The LIFI-technique used in the pilots would be able to send data at a rate of 1GB / s. In laboratory tests were late last year rates of 28GB / s over a distance of three meters gained.

According to Solanki, the LIFI technology within three to four years before consumers can get on the market. He himself works with Velminni the Jugnu; a smart LED lamp which LIFI support has been added. What speeds are possible with this LIFI bulb is not yet known.

LIFI, where data is sent through visible light, works with very fast oscillating LEDs. The flashes are not perceptible to the human eye. In order to maintain the connection, the transmitter and receiver should always be able to observe each other’s light pulses. Therefore, the technique is not a complete substitute for wifi, since it is not possible to send data by walls. The two techniques could, however, be able to work in parallel. The advantage of LIFI is that there is less interference takes place, and that there are very high speeds can be achieved. Also, it is labeled as safer, because it is easier to shield the signal.

So far fetched practical applications of LIFI networks no high speeds, however. PureLiFi, the company co-founded Haas is demonstrated in March at the Mobile World Congress, Li-Flame. This system could upload and download speeds 1,25MB / s are possible over a distance of three meters. For example, with a smartphone or a laptop computer to receive data from a network-LIFI, these devices must also be provided with a sensor-LIFI. Beginning in 2014 showed the company Oled Comm a smartphone that can communicate with LIFI networks and LIFI dongle that can be punctured devices.

Harald Haas, a German professor who is affiliated with the University of Edinburgh, is the inventor of the LIFI technology. He demonstrated the technology itself in 2011 during a TED talk.


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