PureLiFi Ltd. (Edinburgh, Scotland) has launched the Light Antenna One optical communications module at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The module will be compliant with the upcoming IEEE 802.11bb Light Communication standard which is in its final stages of ratification, PureLiFi said.
LiFi uses the optical spectrum to transmit data through free space and by line of sight. The one problem it suffers from is that there is little installed infrastructure and so little incentive for equipment makers to install LiFi capability.
The company claims this can operate at multiple gigabits per second but did not provide the data rate of the Light Antenna One module. Because of the line-of-sight nature of the communications PureLiFi claims LiFi is more secure than RF communications.
“LiFi connectivity can now be made available at scale to device manufacturers that want to differentiate, develop new products and foster new markets with leading-edge connectivity,” said Alistair Banham, CEO of PureLiFi, in a statement.
PureLiFi has also shown demonstrators of the LiFi Cube, a LiFi gateway that enables LiFi in the home, at work, and on the move, and the Halo, an accessory that offers LiFi connections to AR/VR headsets.
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