2017-09-26

Monash University Partner with Leading Australian Li-Fi Tech Company nextLiFi

On July 16, an Industry collaboration agreement that is laying the foundation for a technology that could supersede Wi-Fi and greatly benefit the IoT Industry has just been signed between Monash University Australia and Malaysia, and Australian technology company nextLiFi.
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2017-04-19

TILS 2017: When Lighting Plays Smart- VLC & Smart Lighting

The 4-day event, Taiwan International Lighting Show 2017, was held from 12th to 15th April at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. Together with LED Taiwan, the exposition provided a platform, gathering exhibitors and buyers from each sector of the supply chain, for business dialogues, technique exchange, and product showcasing.
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2016-10-19

Dubai Companies Aims to Provide City Wide VLC Coverage

Several Dubai-based Visual Light Communication (VLC) companies are working with the aim of making this Middle East city the first in the world to offer Li-Fi coverage, reported Khaleej Times.
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2016-10-05

Dartmouth Researchers Develop VLC System that Can Transmit Data in the Dark

With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless data for such devices is typically beamed through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, yet, the new wireless communication technology of "visible light communication (VLC)," has emerged as a new option albeit with limitations due to the challenges it faces in practice, such as being easily blocked or not being able to sustain transmission when light is off. Through a new Dartmouth project called "DarkLight," researchers have developed and demonstrated for the first-time, how visible light can be used to transmit data even when the light appears dark or off. DarkLight provides a new communication primitive similar to infrared communication, however, it exploits the LED lights already around us rather than needing additional infrared emitters.
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2016-08-15

KAUST Laser-based Li-Fi Reaches 2GB Data Speed Transmission Milestone

While Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are now well established technologies, there are several advantages gained by shortening the wavelength of the electromagnetic waves used for transmitting information.
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2016-03-21

UAE Telecom Giant Du Tests Li-Fi Technology

The UAE’s largest telecommunication company Du announced it is testing LED-based Li-Fi or Visible Communication Technology (VLC) capable of transferring data at 1 gigabyte per second, reported The National.
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2015-10-13

TechSci Research: U.S. VLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 20% Through 2020

According to recently released TechSci Research report, "United States Visible Light Communication Market Forecast &Opportunities, 2020", Visible Light Communication (VLC) market in the United States is projected to surpass grow at a CAGR of more than 20% during 2015 - 2020. The market is forecast to exhibit exponential growth during the forecast period on account of rising mobile data traffic, growing research & development activities, and increasing government support. Growing adoption of LED lights, coupled with rising awareness of high data transmission rate provided by VLC, is further driving the visible light communication market in the country.
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2015-09-10

Disney Research Delves into World of Linux-based VLC Systems

Visual Lighting Communication (VLC) systems are attracting players outside of traditional lighting designs, such as Disney Research.
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2015-08-24

Dartmouth Team Uses Smart LED Light to Track Human Motion

A Dartmouth College team has created the first light-sensing system that reconstructs human postures continuously and unobtrusively, furthering efforts to create smart spaces in which people control their environment with simple gestures.
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2015-05-27

Carrefour in France Installs Philips LED-based Indoor Positioning System

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, announces today the world’s first major install of its connected lighting system with LED-based indoor positioning for Carrefour, the leading retailer in Europe and the third-largest in the world. The newly refurbished Carrefour hypermarket in Lille, France has replaced its previous fluorescent lighting with 2.5 kilometers of energy efficient Philips LED lighting that uses light to transmit a location signal to a shopper’s smartphone, triggering an app to provide location-based services.
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2015-05-25

Korean Researchers Develop VLC Technology

Researchers from Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) have developed a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system based on LED technology, reported Korea Business recently.
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2015-05-14

GE's and Qualcomm's Smart Indoor Lighting Position System Explained

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-05-11

Data Network Communication at the Speed of Light

In this GE blog entry, Walter Kraus, the chairman of the Li-Fi Consortium, sheds insights on the different Li-Fi technologies available to the market at the moment.
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2014-08-21

VLC Systems Could Make Cars Smarter and Roads Safer

Applications for Visible Light Communication (VLC) systems are now extending into the realm of advanced automobile systems, according to several technology reports.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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