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Micro-LED Li-Fi

This is a guest post by Cassandra Allen of Illustra Lighting Li-Fi is no longer a concept or an idea but a proven technology, albeit still at its infancy. Already, several experts in the field of communication have attested that … Continue reading

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WTF is… Li-Fi?

WTF is Li-Fi? asks Reg Hardware, the hardware site of The Register, in an article this week. The article features the PureVLC Li-Fire YouTube video and also mentions the Fraunhofer Institute and Casio and is a worthwhile read. I have … Continue reading

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The fight for more spectrum

As the spectrum crisis gets more serious, the shouts for more spectrum are getting louder.  This new infographic from Mobile Future sums this up nicely.  Fortuntunately the Li-Fi community is not suffering a spectrum crisis, quite the opposite. The question … Continue reading

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Mobile World Congress, asking for more spectrum?

I will soon be heading to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  I am looking forward to a programme of meetings with some of the key mobile players and talking to them about visible light communications. The theme for MWC … Continue reading

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Li-Fi it is then!

Harald Haas coined the “Li-Fi” term in his TED Global talk last year. It seems to have resonated well and the term has begun to be used generally to describe high speed optical wireless communications. I confess, I was not … Continue reading

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Five VLC predictions for 2012

Gordon Povey looks into his crystal ball and makes some interesting predictions about visible light communication in 2012. I believe that 2012 will prove to be a turning point for optical wireless communications and VLC commercialisation.  In 2011 we saw … Continue reading

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VLC; a review of 2011

Looking back over 2011 there is evidence that a Visible Light Communication industry now exists. At the end of 2010 we saw the IEEE 802.15.7 standard being published and LVX System made the press with what was claimed to be … Continue reading

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The Visible Light Communications Motivation

I have often been asked; what is the motivation for VLC and Optical Wireless Communications?  So, I wish to address the main motivation in this post. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of mobile data usage per month for the … Continue reading

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