PureLiFi closes Series B Round to commercialise LiFi tech

Friday 15 July 2016 | 13:37 CET | News
PureLiFi completed its Series B Financing Round led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore. The funding will support the development and commercialisation of its proprietary LiFi technology that uses modulated LED light to provide wireless communications, with the potential to be significantly faster than current WiFi technology. LiFi uses the visible light spectrum instead of radio frequencies to deliver high-speed wireless data communication and internet access. PureLiFi has worked with companies such as Cisco and Lucibel to provide LiFi networks. With the support of existing

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cisco / PureLiFi
Countries: United Kingdom / World
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Great Post, issue that could potentially affect whether or not Li-Fi is actually feasible for beacon technology is it’s range. Now, the typical range of Bluetooth low energy radio module (BLE technology) is up to 70m (230ft) , while in the case of Li-Fi, you can receive the data as you are in the range of the light being emitted from an LED light source. So, the range depends on the strength of the light which is being emitted and of course, cost is one of the biggest factors as well and even in this regard, Li-Fi takes the cake. While a beacon would cost anywhere between $10-$70, the cost of beacon system depends on a number of other factors such as app and integration cost, licensing and data service cost.Since Li-Fi can work with the existing LED devices, the installation cost is much less.
bfonics Global @ 22/8/2016 - 08:23

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