VLNComm, the US Li-Fi research and development firm focusing on the development of bi-directional Li-Fi, has developed a Li-Fi enabled USB adapter, LumiStick 2. The “dongle” is used for communicating between USB devices and Li-Fi enabled LED lights and will lead the way towards inter-device integration.

“Using a combination of visible and infrared light and advanced optics, we’ve been able to achieve a downlink speed of more than 108Mbps, uplink speed of 53Mbps and a field of view of 120 degrees paving the way toward further miniaturization and ultimately integration within networked devices,” said Dr. Noshad, CTO of VLNComm. “Our vision and dedication continue to lead us towards greater speeds, lower cost and acceptance of Li-Fi as a viable alternative or complement to Wi-Fi as we relentlessly continue our industry leading innovation.”

Internet access has already become a basic human right for millions throughout the world despite growing concern with the current delivery systems. As more and more devices are connected to the internet, a spectrum crunch is increasingly inevitable, with many market reports stating there will be a 700 percent increase by 2020 with more than 20B devices in use worldwide. Compared to Wi-Fi and others that rely on radio frequency (RF), Li-Fi, which provides access to the internet via light could open far greater bandwidth (10,000 times more than RF), with maximum security and cause none of the interference or health concerns that RF is accustomed to. Li-Fi is on the fast track to become the most critical component of the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the advent of Smart Cities and Smart Industry.

VLNComm has also developed the most advanced and superior algorithms in the Li-Fi space and in a short span of time has become a major contributor to and enabler of this disruptive technology which will alleviate congestion and provide a clear path towards extending the reach of sensors, networks and connected devices.