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CES 2023: Li-Fi comes to public transportation

05 January 2023

Li-Fi technology will soon be available on public transportation thanks to Oledcomm’s LIFIMAX2G technology that enables factory and transportation to connect to the internet through invisible light.

The company said the new device doubles the speed of its Li-Fi offerings with a 2 Gbps connection.

Li-Fi is a technology that allows for LED lighting that has a broadband internet connection through light waves. The two-way, high-speed wireless technology is like Wi-Fi but uses light waves instead of radio waves to transmit data.

Oledcomm said the new speeds of its Li-Fi technology will allow industrial, rail and other mobility infrastructures to access high-speed transmissions without interference. It could be used on trains, subways, buses or any vehicles that need to download large amounts of data quickly. It could be used for consumers as well as for Industry 4.0, augmented reality, internet of things and machine-to-machine applications.

Li-Fi uses invisible light that avoids interference compared to radio wave-based communication modes such as Wi-Fi. Now with Li-Fi approaching Wi-Fi like speeds, this could mean more Li-Fi content may be coming soon.

"The dizzying growth in the amount of data collected in mobility situations and the increase in multimedia flows require a reliable and uninterrupted communication standard for all, especially in transport and factory 4.0,” said Benjamin Azoulay, president of Oledcomm.

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