Li-Fi instead of Wi-Fi: Multipoint-to-multipoint-capable optical data transmission for automation

Press Release / 8.11.2017

Developers at the Fraunhofer IPMS are throughly convinced that Li-Fi technology, the use of light to exchange large amounts of data, will soon become stiff competition to the Wi-Fi networks currently used in industrial environments. In addition to allowing different users to simultaneously use an access point, the IPMS-developed optical transmission technology also enables each user to communicate with several access points. Therefore, Li-Fi is no longer limited to stationary applications. Fraunhofer IPMS specialists will present this multipoint-to-multipoint-capable technology to the professional public for the first time at the 2017 SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from November 28-30.