Reprint permission granted. This article first appeared (DATE) in ETA International’s High Tech News. By JB Groves II, FOT, ITS, Instructor of Computing Science, Wharton County Junior College During ETA’s Education Forum last March in Orlando, which was partnered and held in conjunction with the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), I made two presentations. One ofRead more
Chicago | May 14, 2018. LumEfficient, a leader in industrial LED lighting, was one of four companies chosen to receive an Innovation Award at this year’s LIGHTFAIR, held May 8-10th, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The LFI Innovation Awards, judged by an independent panel of esteemed lighting professionals, recognize the best innovations from more thanRead more
THE Internet of Things (IoT), where everyday appliances are embedded with Internet connectivity, will soon turn all our gadgets into smart devices. Smart Cities, which are being developed all over the world, will allow pedestrians and vehicles seamless connectivity and smart solutions to everyday problems like traffic jams, where to park, where to shop, etc.
UK-based company pureLiFi has been trialing a wireless capability with Babcock to support shore-side maintenance decision making, as improving logistics methods and delivery emerged as key ambitions for the Royal Navy’s defence infrastructure.
BMW has completed a three-year test using LED light to transmit automobile inspection information to and from a factory floor robot and the results are in: After a few changes including deploying infrared LEDs in place of originally announced visible light, the system performed remarkably well, but it’s not quite ready yet for prime time.
Ivory Coast dreams itself as the “Startup Nation of Africa”. An ambitious goal that will not come as a surprise to those following the evolution of digital Africa. Warning, a digital platform may hide another! The Ivorian startup Janngo has just achieved its first fundraising. Investors include the Investments Bank Clipperton and the FrenchRead more
The global LiFi market is prophesied to expand on the back of high demand for radio frequency (RF)-based and wireless optical networks and increasing production of data. Rising internet traffic because of increasing video consumption could set the tone for improved growth of the market. Compared to Wi-Fi, Li-Fi is said to deliver the sameRead more
We’re all familiar with WiFi and how it is used to provide connectivity to mobile devices. A competing technology that is starting to draw attention is LiFi. LiFi transmits data using visible light instead of radio waves. Although fiber optic systems have used light as a medium for transmitting data for decades, LiFi is different,Read more
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), leader mondiale nel settore dell’illuminazione, lancia Light Fidelity (LiFi), una tecnologia in cui l’illuminazione LED di alta qualità fornisce una connessione a banda larga attraverso la luce. Grazie alla stretta connessione tra illuminazione e l’Internet of Things, Signify è la prima azienda d’illuminazione al mondo ad abilitare al LiFi apparecchi d’illuminazione del suoRead more
LUCIBEL REMPORTE LE PREMIER PRIX DANS LA CATEGORIE INNOVATION LORS DU GRAND PRIX DES CHEFS D’ENTREPRISE 2018 Mercredi 13 juin, aux Salons Hoche à Paris, Lucibel participait à l’édition 2018 du Grand Prix des Chefs d’Entreprise, manifestation professionnelle organisée par la rédaction du magazine Chef d’Entreprise. Tous les ans, Chef d’Entreprise met en lumière lesRead more
Connecting your shiny new ESP8266 to WiFi can be as simple or as complicated as you please. Most people decide to manually add it. Some people find clever ways to make the bloody thing connect itself. [Eduardo Zola] transfers his WiFi password using the flashing light of a smartphone screen.
The project’s aim was to develop more flexible manufacturing cells in the area of automotive engineering through the use of fast optical wireless technologies instead of relying on wired fieldbuses or common radio solutions. The presentation demonstrated a Li-Fi communication with a mobile robot carrying out usual production processes such as welding, moving and testingRead more
The IoT is a wonderful thing, or so we are led to believe. But how will our (already overstretched) networks cope with an expected 20 billion connected IoT devices by 2020? This is where LiFi steps in. LiFi transforms every LED light in your workspace into a high-speed, smart and secure internet access point toRead more
Most households in the UK will have a broadband connection and a lot of those houses will also have experienced connection or speed issues. But what if there was a way to connect to the internet and benefit from a direct connection with much faster speeds? Enter Li-Fi. Li-Fi stands for Light Fidelity and is a Visible Light Communications (VLC) system whichRead more
Work on so-called ‘smart cities’ is happening around the world, and one suggestion is to use LED lighting as a substitute for WiFi or 5G in cities equipped with ‘smart’ street lights. The concept is simple, although whether it will catch on in the face of widespread WiFi and development of 5G connectivity is anotherRead more