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5 Reasons to Promote Li-Fi Technologies

This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from WhiteFence.com. She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Although the use of light in order to transmit data can be limited in comparison to radio waves, there is a … Continue reading

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Pathway to 5G: Visible Light Communications

We know from the CISCO report that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of mobile data usage per month is around 80%. At the same time the network spectrum efficiency of state-of-the-art cellular systems exhibits a saturating trend. Given that … Continue reading

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A £5M Research Programme on Visible Light Communications…

…has just been funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, see: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K00042X/1 . The programme, entitled ‘Ultra-parallel visible light communications (UP-VLC)’, is a collaboration between leading research groups at the Universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Oxford … Continue reading

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Li-Fi on CNN International in “Make Create Innovate”

The 1st edition of Make Create Innovate airs on 27 September 2012 as part of Quest Means Business on CNN International at 19.00 – 20.00 BST. It will also be streamed in full on the following website: http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/specials/make-create-innovate/ from this … Continue reading

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Flash-Matic and the Light Telephone

Last week American Eugene Polley died at the age of 96. Eugene invented “Flash-Matic” the first TV remote control in 1955. This was an early example of visible light communication (VLC) in action. Eugene’s passing prompted me to think about some … Continue reading

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D-Light project hits target

The D-Light project at the University of Edinburgh has been active for close to two years and has made a number of advances in the field of visible light communication.  Most notable is the work on special modulation methods and … Continue reading

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Networks of the Future

Europe’s Research and Innovation Strategy A recent whitepaper document title “Europe’s Research and Innovation Strategy; Networks of the Future” has not only identified visible light communication as “strategically important” but also places it at the top of the list of … Continue reading

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VLC for Personal Area Networks

Talking Clothes The IEEE 802.15 is a working group of the standards committee which specifies wireless personal area network (PAN) standards.  It includes seven task groups, of which one is 802.15.7, the standard for short range wireless optical communication using … Continue reading

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Visible Light Communications Top 10 FAQs

There has been a lot of media coverage about Visible Light Communications in the past month or so. This has led to some interesting discussions and comments being left. Some are enthusiastic and excited, some are curious, some are intrigued … Continue reading

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VLC featured on BBC World Service

Visible Light Communications is definitely now hitting the limelight.  Following Prof Haas’s wonderful demonstration at TED, there have been many articles and press stories from the New York Times to New Scientist. From National Public Radio in the US and … Continue reading

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