[technology taskforce] Interesting stuff
berandondeh at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 15:42:50 UTC 2016
Thought I should share this
Interesting times we live in😀
> Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp -- that is the
> promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with
> revolutionary wireless technology.
> French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the technology at the Mobile World
> Congress, the world's biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona. As soon as a
> smartphone was placed under an office lamp, it started playing a video.
> The big advantage of Li-Fi, short for "light fidelity", is its lightning
> Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of over 200 Gbps -- fast
> enough to "download the equivalent of 23 DVDs in one second", the founder
> and head of Oledcomm, Suat Topsu, told AFP.
> "Li-Fi allows speeds that are 100 times faster than Wi-Fi" which uses radio
> waves to transmit data, he added.
> The technology uses the frequencies generated by LED bulbs -- which flicker
> on and off imperceptibly thousands of times a second -- to beam information
> through the air, leading it to be dubbed the "digital equivalent of Morse
> It started making its way out of laboratories in 2015 to be tested in
> everyday settings in France, a Li-Fi pioneer, such as a museums and shopping
> malls. It has also seen test runs in Belgium, Estonia and India.
> Dutch medical equipment and lighting group Philips is reportedly interested
> in the technology and Apple may integrate it in its next smartphone, the
> iPhone7, due out at the end of the year, according to tech media.
> With analysts predicting the number of objects that are connected to the
> Internet soaring to 50 million by 2020 and the spectrum for radio waves used
> by Wi-Fi in short supply, Li-Fi offers a viable alternative, according to
> its promoters.
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