Enjoying the full benefits of digital education without latency or radio waves is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality made possible by LiFi, a revolutionary technology of wireless communication through light.
The democratization of LiFi for education continues at light-speed: Oledcomm has installed a LiFi system in the Chantefleur kindergarten in L’Isle-Adam, France. The school becomes the first kindergarten in the Paris region to be equipped with this technology. This is a symbolic step forward for LiFi and for the educational sector, and it promises great educational opportunities.
On Friday, December 17, 2021, the event “Next Space: La Relance, springboard to a new space” was held at Bercy, Paris. It highlighted the new orientations of French space policy through projects financed by France Relance, one year after the launch of the space program.
During the 2022 CES, Oledcomm, a French company specialising in LiFi, had the honor of presenting its latest creation: the LiFiMAXTab, the tablet with integrated LiFi.
In an era where the major movements of our society are based on the Internet, and where our professional and personal data are stored on it, the question of cybersecurity is more than ever at the center of our concerns. However, this need for security increases proportionally to the complexity of our computer systems and, consequently, to the difficulty we have in protecting them effectively against the ever increasing number of ingenious attacks. Given the apparent fragility of current means of protection, it is incumbent upon technological innovation players to rethink the notion of cybersecurity. So what changes are coming in this area, and why are they so crucial?
The so-called “Abeille” law on public exposure to electromagnetic waves, adopted in 2015, highlighted the central role of LiFi, a light-based connectivity technology, in the Internet equipment of places open to the public. The omnipresence of electromagnetic or radiofrequency waves raises many questions, particularly with regard to their effects on health. Indeed, for several years, a growing number of citizens attribute various ailments to radiofrequency waves, from the most benign to the most severe (electrosensitivity, tachycardia, tinnitus, cancers …).
As a new wireless communication technology, LiFi has already found its way into many sectors, including defense, healthcare, industry and education. But the advances enabled by this patented innovation don’t stop on solid ground. The aviation industry, too, has much to gain by adopting LiFi. Oledcomm has proven this by equipping the very first commercial flight with LiFi technology. A step forward that suggests a real paradigm shift in the aviation world. If you’re not familiar with this abbreviation, LiFi, for Light Fidelity, is a technology for connecting to the Internet through light. Resulting from years of research and development, the technology is now able to offer a high-speed Internet connection that is stable, secure and safe for your health. The data transmission is done by the pulsation of a LED light beam from a transmitter device (Access Point), connected to the Internet network, to a receiver device (Dongle).
LiFi & WiFi, two similar sounding words, two wireless communication technologies, yet they have major differences. One uses light, the other radio frequency waves. One is at the dawn of its expansion, the other is anchored in our daily life. But between WiFi and LiFi, in an ultra-connected society where access to the Internet is as important as ever, which technology stands out? Today, WiFi is omnipresent in our society. In homes, in companies, institutions and communities, in transportation: humans have gradually built their relationship with the Internet until they’ve become mentally inseparable from WiFi. For many people, it’s even difficult to imagine connectivity other than through WiFi. However, there is another technology, and it’s on the way to revolutionizing wireless communication. This is LiFi, for Light Fidelity, a system of data transmission by light which is similar to WiFi (almost) only in the sound of its name. In fact, although these two technologies have in common that they are wireless data transmission methods, they differ in fundamental ways. With the ambitious expansion of connectivity through light, it’s worth asking: LiFi or WiFi, which is better? This is the question we will try to answer in this article.