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Re: WiFi, Move Over - Here Comes LiFi
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2015-09-16 21:44:30
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Disney researchers last week demonstrated Linux Light Bulbs -- a protocol for a communications system that transmits data using visible light communication, or VLC, technology. Linux Light Bulbs can communicate with each other and with other VLC devices -- such as toys, wearables and clothing -- over the Internet Protocol, according to Stefan Schmid, Theodoros Bourchas, Stefan Mangold and Thomas R. Gross, who coauthored a report on their work. The team modified common commercial LED light bulbs to send and receive visible light signals.


Re: WiFi, Move Over - Here Comes LiFi
Posted by: JSamson 2015-09-21 12:09:34 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
Good article, but have you ever heard of a company called Synapse Wireless and their SNAP Internet of Things (IoT) network operating system? I bet they could just use the SNAP network controlling their lights and get the same coverage (plus higher bandwidth) without the added expense of a Linux stack.
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