EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pureLiFi, the light communications technology company that leads the market in the development and commercialisation of LiFi, is starting a new production run of its Li-Flame system following a successful outing at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona in March. Li-Flame, the world’s first networked LiFi solution, has already been shipped to customers worldwide in industry sectors including ICT, Telcos, Data Storage, Defense and Lighting.
The Li-Flame system turns off-the shelf light fixtures into LiFi access points that can simultaneously communicate with multiple users in a bi-directional fashion. It also consists of the world’s first battery powered LiFi mobile unit that is attached to a laptop screen and allows user roaming within a room, or indeed an entire building. ‘LiFi: the vision’, a short video about LiFi, is available on the website in addition to coverage of the technology being deployed at MWC15.
LiFi - a term coined by pureLiFi’s Chief Science Officer (CSO), Professor Haas – is a technology based on visible light communication (VLC) that provides full networking capabilities similar to Wi-Fi but with much greater spatial reuse of bandwidth. Additionally, the integration of illumination and data services combines improved security and safety with a significant reduction in both infrastructure complexity and energy consumption. The LiFi industry is forecast to grow to over $9 billion by 2020¹.
Harald Burchardt, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of pureLiFi, said: “Mobile World Congress was a fantastic platform to showcase our new product to existing and new partners, share our vision for LiFi and explore the deployment challenges of the technology. Since then, demand for Li-Flame has increased markedly and we are already preparing the next production run in April to meet demand for LiFi from our customers.”
Harald Haas, CSO and co-founder of pureLiFi, said: “ LiFi is a transformative and disruptive technology that can change the way we use the mobile internet in future 5G cellular networks, as well as the way we connect ‘things’ around us as part of the Internet of Things. It is great to see the rapidly growing demand for our products and how the vision transitions into reality.”
1. Visible Light Communications (VLC)/Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) and Free Space Optics (FSO) Market report back MarketsandMarkets, July 2014
- pureLiFi is a light communications technology company formed in 2012 as a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh to create OEM components, including LiFi drivers and receivers
- pureLiFi raised £1.5 million in its latest round of investment valuing the company at over £14 million. A VC funding round is in process and the company expects to make a related announcement on additional funding during the second half of 2015.
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