pureLiFi joins UK’s innovative cyber security elite

pureLiFi joins UK’s innovative cyber security elite

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By eeNews Europe

Infosecurity Europe, techUK and the UK government have come together to find the UK’s top information security innovators and have selected pureLiFi together with three other companies who are pushing the boundaries in cyber security.

The final award will be made at this year’s Infosecurity Europe conference, which claims to be Europe’s number one information security conference and exhibition, (June 2-4, 2015) in London, where pureLiFi plans to exhibit the company’s Li-Flame system which turns off-the shelf light fixtures into LiFi access points that can simultaneously communicate with multiple users in a bi-directional fashion. The system 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.

pureLiFi’s commercially available products claim to have inherent security advantages compared with WiFi – security advantages characterised by containment and control. In terms of containment, it is difficult to eavesdrop on LiFi since the signal is confided to a closely defined illumination areas and cannot travel through walls. On control, data can be directed between devices and the user can see where the data is going.

pureLiFi will also be featured at Cisco Live 2015 between 7-11 June in San Diego where the team will be demonstrating Li-Flame. Harald Burchardt, pureLiFi’s COO, said: “The applications of LiFi in secure, indoor wireless communications and its role as a proponent for the Internet of Things make Cisco Live an ideal platform on which to demonstrate and engage industry leaders with the latest LiFi technology.”

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. The LiFi industry is forecast to grow to over $9 billion by 2020.

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