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Airbus Wants To Beam WiFi From Overhead Lights On Private Jets

June 4

Airbus is bringing a hotly anticipated new connectivity product to its corporate jets market. In partnership with Latécoère, ACJs will soon feature LiFi – a WiFi system that uses beams of light to provide connectivity. Airbus will be the first manufacturer to embrace this technology, and hopes to have it available to install by theRead more


Airbus Offers LiFi

May 20

We’ve heard of Wi-Fi and Hi-Fi but what in blue blazes is LiFi? It was a question raised by Airbus when it announced this week its corporate jets unit was the only manufacturer to offer “the next-generation communications technology onboard a corporate aircraft”.


Rome Brings Li-Fi Technology to School

April 19

On 15 April, the authorities in Rome announced the start of an innovative project that will take place at the Istituto Comprensivo Rosetta Rossi school. This involves the transmission of data through the Li-Fi (or Light Fidelity) technology in collaboration with the startup To Be, making it the first such experiment to be tried outRead more


SLD Laser Launches World’s First Dual Emission White/Infrared LaserLight Source for Automotive and Consumer Applications

January 7

GOLETA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SLD Laser, a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the production launch of the world’s first dual emission white light and infrared (IR) LaserLightTM source for automotive and consumer lighting, night vision illumination, precision long-range sensing beyond 250 meters, and high-speed LiFi communications faster than 20 gigabit perRead more


Quantum Computing Meets Li-Fi

October 12

Lighting vendors are going all out to transform themselves into high-tech Internet and data communication players, so it seemed only a matter of time until one of the most intriguing concepts in information technology — quantum computing — worked its way onto the scene, as it did today with a Li-Fi startup.


Signify Launches LiFi in Greece

October 12

Signify, its new corporate name Philips Lighting, a world leader in professional and consumer lighting as well as lighting for the Internet of Things, brings in Greece the innovative technology of LiFi. Greece is the first country in SE Europe and one of the first in the world in which the company launches new technology.


Light Rider Unveils Quantum Li-Fi Technology to Enable Network Security

October 8

US company Light Rider, a quantum Li-Fi company, has unveiled its first quantum encryption products that could revolutionise network security for businesses and individuals. The company has combined Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology that utilises light to transmit data between devices, and quantum encryption technology for individual users. By bringing the two technologies together, LightRead more


Whatever Happened to Li-Fi?

September 14

One of the several mysteries central to the plot of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles involves mysterious lights that appear on the moor, a stretch of wilderness upon which Baskerville Hall is located. These lights are, in


Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications

June 19

CEA-Leti researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro-LED. Their data transmission rate of 7.7Gbps achieved with a 10µm microLED signals another step toward commercialisation and widespread use of LiFi communication.


First Trial of LiFi in Homes of ‘Average’ Consumers Within A Year

June 8

The Eindhoven-based Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) is planning to have a group of around fifty ‘average consumers’ test LiFi in their own homes within a year. Signify has the technology ready for this form of data communication via light sources. However, the device that transfers data received and sent to a phone, tablet, television, laptop,Read more