The Business of LiFi

The Lowdown on LiFi

June 10

In case you haven’t heard of the term yet, “LiFi” is short for Light Fidelity and refers to the modulation of light in order to wirelessly stream data. It is similar to WiFi as the modulation of radio waves, which is light at an invisible wavelength. LiFi technology is also sometimes referred to as “VisibleRead more

LiFi Gets Ready for Maritime

May 28

When I first read about LiFi (wifi where light is used instead of radio waves), I started imagining a whole new and bright future equipped with potentially hundreds of GHz of available frequency and Terabits flowing to and from my devices. The world would definitely be a much better place, with internet a thousand times fasterRead more

Internet at the Speed of LiFi

May 13

In the early days of the internet, people connected to the web via a dial-up connection. Many of us remember the days of that loud modem noise followed by a cheerily robotic voice informing us that we got mail.

Asia Times: Li-Fi Network is Coming

May 10

Radio spectrum, the backbone of 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-fi, bluetooth, radio and television networks and broadcasting, is getting crowded, especially in densely-populated cities like Hong Kong and Singapore.

A Bright Idea to Improve Ship Wifi

May 1

Martyn Wingrove discusses the next-generation light technology that offers better availability, capacity, reliability and security than wifi Wifi’s radio communications signal does not transmit well through steel decks and bulkheads. And while engineers have come up with creative workarounds, overall, improvements have been limited and costs are considerably higher than expected.

Is LiFi (Light Fidelity) the Wireless Network of the Future?

April 29

Most companies operate a wireless network as a part of their business infrastructure. They are often reliable and extend the enterprise’s scope beyond their wired network, but they are not perfect. Concerns about radio interference and security have always plagued wireless networks, so network vendors are looking to the future of wireless communications. One advancementRead more

Sensors Galore & More #CES2019

April 22

Passive and active sensors that detect low-frequency (audio) to the invisible (Radar, Lidar and Thermal) to cameras, will be central to creating autonomous vehicles that yield safer driving. Similarly, outward communications, whether via dynamic signage, audio blasts or some other means, to the humans walking, riding or driving the streets is critical for mobility machinesRead more

What is LiFi and How Does It Work

April 22

The world never settles for less and how? By discovering avant-garde technologies that make our lives much at ease. Today, you can’t imagine your world without an internet connection. From booking a cab to searching the net on how to do basically anything, the internet is your sole savior! Be it your work or yourRead more

Astronics Eyes Disruptive Use Cases for Li-Fi in Aviation and PaxEx

April 17

When industry stakeholders started considering how Li-Fi might be deployed in aircraft cabins, certain naysayers predicted that the cons would outweigh the pros, and we’d be lucky to see it roll out in our lifetime. Li-Fi leverages light to send information, in contrast to Wi-Fi, which uses radio waves. Though it has proven capable ofRead more

AIX: Astronics Proposes PureLiFi for Aircraft Data Transfers

April 3

The Astronics stand is showing a pureLiFi system in Hamburg that could be used to quickly transfer data to and from aircraft at the gate via light. The Gatelink pureLiFi system uses light instead of radio waves to connect devices for fast data transfer. “Get Connected” first wrote about this technology back in 2016 whenRead more

PEW 2019: AeroLiFi Demonstrates Its Cabin LiFi Solution

April 3

aeroLiFi is demonstrating the ability of LiFi to stream video to multiple screens. LiFi uses both the visible and invisible light emitted by LEDs to transmit IFE data and an internet connection. Therefore, access points can continue working during the plane’s local night, and every LED bulb is a potential access point.

LEDs Magazine: Li-Fi Picks Up Speed. But Oh, That Dongle…

March 28

Users such as Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic love the speed of Li-Fi, which is starting to look genuinely faster than Wi-Fi. And then there are all the other advantages. If only the gadget and laptop makers would get behind it. MARK HALPER reports.

LiFi at LEDucation

March 26

Randy Reid present LiFi at LEDucation. The demonstration included mono-directional, onmi-directional, and infrared lighting.