Monthly Archives: May 2011

TED puts Visible Light Communications in the spotlight

For those unfamiliar with TED, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design although it has evolved to become much more than this.  The strap line is “Ideas Worth Spreading” and it is about just that; inspirational speakers spreading the word … Continue reading

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Could Europe’s call to ban WiFi in schools be a boost for VLC?

The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, is calling for a ban on mobile phones and WiFi in schools after examining evidence that wireless technologies had ‘potentially harmful’ effects on humans.  A major study found that the electromagnetic radiation generated … Continue reading

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Obama helps fuel demand for Visible Light Communications.

US President Barack Obama is fuelling the drive for VLC through a number of initiatives and funding packages.  He made energy efficiency a priority within months of being elected as president and acknowledged that simply changing a light bulb with … Continue reading

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VLC versus WiFi (complementary or competitors?)

I thought it interesting to making some comparisons between a VLC system a WiFi system.  This comparison implies that VLC and WiFi are competitors in this space, although this may prove not to be the case. In marketing we often … Continue reading

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