What is Li-Fi?

According to Wikipedia: Li-Fi (ˈlaɪfaɪ; short for light fidelity) is wireless communication technology, which utilizes light to transmit data and position between devices.

In technical terms, Li-Fi is a light communication system (hence based on photonics) that is capable of transmitting data at high speeds over the visible light, ultraviolet, and infrared spectrums. In its present state, only LED lamps can be used for the transmission of visible light.

In terms of its end use, the technology is similar to Wi-Fi – the key technical difference being that Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to transmit data.

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Building the LiFi Ecosystem

Musa Unmehopa

presentation by Musa Unmehopa, Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances for LiFi at Signify

There are many exciting LiFi innovations taking place and there is a lot of important LiFi research going on. But as we continue to push the boundaries of what is technologically possible, it is important to realize that the current generation of LiFi technology is mature enough to build the first commercial products.

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Light becomes an intelligent language

ed huibers

by Ed Huibers, Signify

Signify is scaling the market for LiFi. Communication using light is useful for many applications, for instance in offices, industry or hospitality. But there is more, what if we could really innovate on other fields because of LiFi?

Interview

What drives you?
Being part of an very innovative company, the search possibilities of technology in a real market environment drives me. How do new ideas really improve our lives.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
LiFi technology is getting more known, but the next level, the next new application or use case, thats where I want to stimulate people to think about.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Besides LiFi? Although IOT is not new, I like think that we are only at the beginning of utilizing this to improve the way we live, consume and interact.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
The IOT will help us make more efficient use of the resources while still improving our quality of live.. LiFi will create additional opportunistic to fulfill our growing need for communication.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
New technology always is treated with some reservations, so testing, experiencing the tech is key to get buy in.

“Special quote”
Trulifi by Signify will change the way we look at lighting.

About Ed Huibers

Ed Huibers started his career within Philips in 1999, after working for SGS, and since then worked in several marketing and sales roles facing the market. After a period of three years working as a General Manager at Hagemeyer (now Rexel) he returned to Philips as leader of the product management team in the Benelux.

Before moving to Innovation Ed worked at the global head office focusing on systems and solutions. In the last 5 years Ed has been active globally as commercial director for several new business opportunities, in the last year focusing completely on LiFi Systems.

Ed, Dutch nationality, holds a bachelors degree in technology management from the The Hague University of applied Science.

About Signify

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, and businesses more productive and cities more livable.

Ed Huibers will speak at the 2019 edition of this conference.

Indoor Navigation with Visible Light Communication

onno janssen

by Onno Janssen, Value Proposition Developer, Signify

Signify goes beyond illumination. Interact Indoor Navigation, providing indoor location using light is a good example. You’ll see some application examples, and learn how it works.

Interview

What drives you?
Identifying opportunities in the market, come up with a solution building on the innovative strength of Signify.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Navigating with light is not new. But using smartphones to do so is. So if you’re curious about how and why this matters then this presentation is for you.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
We’re only scratching the surface of what can be done with light. And Signify brings light everywhere. VLC covered indoor areas is growing rapidly, LiFi is gaining momentum. So many opportunities for Signify to innovate.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
IoT, with or without light, will make our lives easier, enable you to live your life the way you want, in a sustainable way.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
IoT companies have to recognize they’re part of an eco-system, have to collaborate to make IoT work and deliver on its promise to make eveyones lives better.

About Onno Janssen

Onno Janssen started his career within Philips in 1989. Onno has worked in different divisions, different businesses, different parts of the world, always on the boundary between research and the business driving innovation to create new solutions, most often with a communication element to it.

The last 8 years Onno worked in Philips Lighting, now Signify, on light for communication, started the indoor position business using visible Light communication. Currently Onno is working on LiFi opportunities.

Onno is Dutch, married, holds a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University.

About Signify

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, and businesses more productive and cities more livable.

Onno Jansen will speak at the 2019 edition of this conference.