LiFi from IoT Connected Lighting

Fraunhofer HHI, evopro, and BMW, Complete LiFi Demonstration at BMW Plant

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut successfully completed an industrial demonstration of LiFi communication at a BMW plant in Munich. After the completion of the BMBF-funded project OWICELLS, the project presented a demonstration of Li-Fi communication with a mobile robot in a 5x5m² manufacturing cell that performs customary operations of welding, folding and inspecting parts. …

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Philips Introduces LiFi-Enabled Luminaires; Proposes Name Change to Signify

Philips Lighting of the Netherlands is now offering Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology where high quality LED lighting delivers a broadband Internet connection through light waves. And in other Philips Lighting news with timing that is probably not coincidental, the company has announced its intention to change its name to …

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IEEE Establishes 802.11 Light Communications Study Group

IEEE, a technical professional organization committed to advancing technology, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), have established the IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group. The new study group intends to directly engage with manufacturers, operators and end users in helping build a consensus to create a Project Authorization Request (PAR) …

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FraunHofer HHI Demos Li-Fi in Stuttgart Classroom

Fraunhofer HHI has been working with the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany, to upgrade a classroom with special LED lighting. Unlike the lighting in most classrooms, the lighting for this project will be able to communicate technology using visible light communication (VLC). The lights now power an optical WLAN environment using …

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LiFi Does Not Decrease Money Saving and Green Benefits of LED Lighting, According to University of Edinburgh Researchers (Corrected Headline)

Research done at the University of Edinburgh with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), found that LED lighting could help provide wireless communications without changing the quality of light. A team of researchers led by Dr. Wasiu Popoola concluded that communicating digital data via LEDs while …

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