MWC 2016: pureLiFi Releases World's First True LiFi Dongle, LiFi-X.
The company closes over $2 million funding round in December 2015 to support continued commercial growth and product development.
pureLiFi, co-founded by Prof. Harald Haas and a world leader in LiFi, the use of light based communications to transmit data, will launch its latest LiFi product, LiFi-X, at Mobile World Congress 2016.
LiFi is a 5G technology. It will unlock the Internet-of-Things and will provide secure wireless communications in Industry 4.0 applications, and others.
The LiFi-X is the third generation of pureLiFi products and consisting of an access point that connects to any LED light, as well as a business card sized dongle can be operated from any USB 2.0 enabled mobile device - providing a level of user experience that is comparable and more secure than existing wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi.
LiFi-X enables dense 5G and beyond indoor and outdoor wireless networks. It is key to unlock 100 times higher data rates for future mobile users. The immediate future of pureLiFi products is incorporation into smart-devices and -homes through LiFi microchips.
Harald Burchardt, COO of pureLiFi commented: "The LiFi-X is a key step in the future of wireless communications. The product shows the tremendous progress pureLiFi has made over the last 12 months to create a fully USB 2.0 powered dongle that is smaller than a credit card and can be used with tablets. Looking forward, the LiFi-X will provide a state-of-the-art basis for future LiFi products with our partners."
Harald Haas, CEO of pureLiFi, commented: "It's exciting that so many of the tech giants are now engaging directly with LiFi through pureLiFi technologies. The miniaturisation and world's first integration of high-performance LiFi in a dongle is ground-breaking progress towards a LiFi connected world. We have witnessed rumors that Apple is investigating 'LiFi-Capabilities' in their latest iOS 9.0. I am excited that we have exceeded our technical roadmap, and with LiFi-X we can develop large-scale pilots. We now have a rail-track technology for the lighting industry to develop exciting and new business models around light as a service (LaaS)."
pureLiFi (formerly known as pureVLC) is a light communications technology company formed in 2012 as a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh to create OEM components, including LiFi drivers and receivers.