29 Feb '12, 1pm

Edinburgh start-up replaces 802.11 with light

“At the rate we currently adopt wireless data, we will ultimately run out of radio spectrum as we cope with the long term demand of wireless data transmissions and the trillions of bytes of data communicated every month,” says VLC CEO Dr Gordon Povey, “turning a light source – a simple household LED bulb for example - into a localised data communications centre is a potentially viable alternative. Where we have an LED light source configured with VLC’s own IP, we have a powerful method of carrying data, not just in a single data stream, but thousands of data streams in parallel at high speed.”

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/29/02/2012/5309...

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