Europe’s first fully industrialized LiFi luminaire is installed
The off-the-shelf solution, which will be produced at Lucibel’s industrial site in Barentin in France, will integrate pureLiFi’s innovative technology into a Lucibel LED lighting luminaire. The product measurably reduces the cost for the deployment of both communications and lighting services into a single integrated infrastructure. Additionally, LiFi increases the security, localization and overall capacity of wireless communications systems.
The partnership with pureLiFi enables Lucibel to deliver communications solutions to its customers as part of their lighting offering.
Harald Burchardt, pureLiFi’s COO, said: “The partnership we are building with Lucibel provides an important channel to market for pureLiFi, with a view of the longer-term infrastructure roll-out of the technology. The numbers demonstrate that LiFi is rapidly moving from a predicted emerging technology to one that has real life applications across multiple sectors.”
After the integration and industrialization activities are completed, the product is expected to go to market by Q3 2016.
The first installation of the LiFi luminaire will be at the Sogeprom’s headquarters in La Defense in Paris. Sogeprom, a subsidiary of Societe Generale and a major property developer, is looking at LiFi to provide the next generation of wireless connectivity for their customers.
“We take the challenge on innovation at all levels. The installation of high bandwidth LiFi in our offices goes fits that vision and perfectly fits with our client’s demands of increased mobility, system security and connectivity,” Pierre Sorel, Sogeprom’s Deputy CEO, said: “The collaboration with a lighting manufacturer such as Lucibel is an important milestone as it signifies that the lighting industry embraces the new ground-breaking business opportunities that LiFi will enable – these opportunities are on a similar scale as the photography industry’s move from analogue to digital technology,” said Professor Haas, pureLiFi’s Founder and CSO.
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