Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi – a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) – in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this technology to change everything about the way we use the Internet is huge.
And now, scientists have taken Li-Fi out of the lab for the first time, trialling it in offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia, reporting that they can achieve data transmission at 1 GB per second – that’s 100 times faster than current average Wi-Fi speeds.
Some more reading on LiFi
Velmenni is a high-tech hardware startup based out of Delhi and Tartu, Estonia. It’s building a new wireless technology for high speed (up to 1 GBPS) data transmission using visible light.
Deepak Solanki and Saurabh Garg started Velmenni in January 2014. Initially, the duo designed different products (traffic light down-counters, vehicle tracking systems, home automation solutions, & etc.) for bigger companies to sustain themselves as they bootstrapped their venture on the side. But they always wanted to work on their own product.
The company website is at www.velmenni.com
Jugnu is a technology that transfers high speed data (upto theoretically 1GBps) using visible light.
-> Can work without Line of Sight where needed
-> Free unlicensed spectrum
-> Mitigates RF health concerns
-> IP Securable
-> High density
-> Cost Effective
-> Energy Efficient
It has wide applications due to above facts:
-> Applications where RF cannot such as underground tunnels/mines augmenting miner light hats enabling them to communicate for example. Underwater communication is another example.
-> Has the potential to convert every light source in to a high speed data transmitter. Localized Ad sense through visible light is one such application.
-> Used for indoor positioning/mapping.
-> Used wherever strong locality is required, such as museum/zoo exhibits.
-> Applications where security is important.
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