Tag Archives: Optical Wireless Communication

Optical Wireless Communication Workshops

The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC’12) forms part of IEEE Globecom 2012 in Anaheim California in December. The workshop will be held on 3rd December and the papers have now been selected and the program is likely … Continue reading

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Latest VLC Market Report

Electronics.ca, based in Canada, has just published what we believe to be only the second market report to cover Visible Light Communications. “Optical Wireless Systems – Visible Light Communications and Free Space Optics: Technologies and Markets” covers both VLC and … Continue reading

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The shift to optical – part II

This is a second part to the post ‘the shift to optical’ where I look at the current state and future trend for device interconnect technologies and see if there is a trend towards optical technologies. The proliferation of devices … Continue reading

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The shift to optical

We have seen long-haul communications cables move from copper to optical, we are seeing point to point wireless links starting to shift from microwave to free space optics. Short wired interconnects are also move towards optical links, and now VLC … 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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Casio announces VLC prototype

Casio exhibited their Visible Light Communication system at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. I was not at CES so this post is based on a number of reports I have obtained from various sources about … 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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VLC wins at IBM SmartCamp

Visible Light Communications wins the People’s Choice at IBM SmartCamp IBM have been at the forefront of technical innovation for over 100 years, so they do know a thing about backing the right technology.  They also know that not all … Continue reading

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