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pureLiFi demonstrates laptop Gigabit LiFi at MWC

pureLiFi shows optical components which will allow LiFi to be built in to standard laptops, tablets and mobiles

pureLiFi showed a standard HP laptop equipped with optical LiFi components designed for mobile integration.
pureLiFi showed a standard HP laptop equipped with optical LiFi components designed for mobile integration.

pureLiFi has demonstrated a laptop connected with Gigabit LiFi at Mobile World Congress.

The LiFi specialist showed a standard HP laptop equipped with optical LiFi components designed to be easily integrated into devices, which enable Gbps connectivity over light.

The new optical LiFi components will, for the first time, allow for mobile device manufacturers to start designing LiFi into devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

pureLiFi says that Gigabit LiFi, which uses light-based communications from LED lightsources, offers a fast, reliable and virtually interference free connectivity, which can enhance and augment radio and cellular networks.

pureLiFi CEO, Alistair Banham said: "Our message to device manufacturers is that we are ready to get on your roadmap. We are developing the components that are necessary for LiFi integration into future generations of mobile devices. This year we have some of these components in action at Mobile World Congress."

Co-Founder and CTO, Mostafa Afgani added: "We are ready to extend wireless communications to new horizons. Getting Gbps of LiFi speed into a tiny package designed for mobile integration is a unique engineering feat. The new optical components are designed to work with a variety of baseband solutions allowing us to work with a wide range of manufacturers on integration."

Alongside the new Gigabit LiFi laptop pureLiFi also demonstrated a LiFi light fixture, fitted with a GU10 bulb showing both warm and cool colour temperatures, further indicating the direction of travel for LiFi toward the consumer and smart home.

As a wireless solution, LiFi holds the key to dramatically enhancing current wireless technologies and solving challenges faced by 5G. Lighting manufacturers have also shown great enthusiasm for LiFi as it opens all new markets in wireless. At MWC pureLiFi demonstrated solutions with both Lucibel and Zumtobel Lighting, some of Europe's market leaders for professional lighting.

Demand for wireless connectivity is growing exponentially due to the fast growth in smart living, massive IoT, VR/AR, and autonomous systems. LiFi can serve as the largest pipe for data providing 1000 times the bandwidth of all of radio. pureLiFi has presented the first consumer device powered by Gigabit LiFi at Mobile World Congress, and now they are ready to provide LiFi to every device and every light.