Next Generation of Wireless Networks:
Wireless Connectivity Through Lighting


VLNComm is developing Visible Light Communication (LiFi) technology that uses optical energy to provide simultaneous lighting needs and wireless data transmission.










Advantages of LiFi Technology


Higher Security

Security is a major concern for all Wi-Fi users. This is due to the fact that the signals pass through walls and make Wi-Fi vulnerable to eavesdropping. Security is not an issue of concern in a LiFi environment since the visible light signal is confined to the indoor environment and it has high security.


Green and Eco-Friendly

LiFi integrates the communication system with the green and eco-friendly lighting system and proposes dual-use of the lights that are used for illumination purposes.


High Speed Connection

LiFi has the potential to significantly increase the speed of internet connection in multiuser indoor environments due to the broad bandwidth of the visible light, from 400 THz (780 nm) to 800 THz (375 nm).


Large User Support

LiFi can offer high density communication by using hundreds of LEDs on each bulb or lighting panel and can offer broadband connections to a large number of users by reusing the spectrum in larger areas.


No Health Concern

Unlike radio signals, LiFi cannot penetrate inside the body and is blocked by the skin. Therefore, it is safe for the human body and any group of people, including children and pregnant women can use it for connecting to the Internet without concern.


Indoor GPS

LiFi technology can also offer location based services (indoor GPS) by accurately estimating the position of users, which can be used for navigation in warehouses, museums and shopping malls. Each user estimates its own location by measuring the delay time between the transmitted and received pings from each LiFi access point and calculating its distance from each fixture.





Products

LumiNet Lamp: LiFi Enabled Desk Lamp

LumiNet Lamp is a plug and play desk lamp that provides LiFi connectivity....

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LumiStick: USB Stick for LiFi Connectivity

VLNComm provides LumiStick to connect any electronic device with USB port to the LiFi network....

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LumiNex: LiFi-Enabled LED Panel

LumiNex LED panels area used in office spaces and public areas to provide fast and secure LiFi connectivity....

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Our Team

Fraidoon Hovaizi

CEO, Co Founder

Mohammad Noshad

CTO, Co Founder

Maite Brandt-Pearce

Chair of the Board, Co Founder

Farid Monemi

Chief Product Officer

Xu Wang

Engineering Director

Ali Haddadpour

Engineering Manager

Zhen Guo

Senior System Engineer

Robert Walker

Senior Hardware Engineer

Gaurav Patil

RTL Design Engineer (PHY)

Jongseok Lee

FPGA Design Engineer

Hamed Ahmadzadeh

Test Engineer

Garrett McKee

Circuit Design Engineer





Press

VLNComm Launches the World’s First LiFi Lighting Panel at CES 2018

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Luminex LiFi Enabled LED Panel CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia and LAS VEGAS, Nevada – VLNComm, the premiere US firm focusing on the development of bi-directional LiFi, has developed the fastest, most affordable and most innovative LiFi LED lighting panel in the industry. Introduced and successfully demonstrated to more than 500 people at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, […]...

VLNComm Introduces the World’s Most Advanced LiFi USB Adapter

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VLNComm, the premiere US LiFi Research and Development firm focusing on the development of bi-directional LiFi, has developed the fastest, most affordable and most innovative LiFi enabled USB adapter – LumiStick 2.

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Wall Street Journal: The Future of Home Wi-Fi

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LiFi and VLNComm in the News (Sept 11, 2017)

“Transmitting information with light is as old as the signal fire, but transmitting high-speed data via the lights above our heads has only been possible for about five years. A handful of startups—including VLNComm, Velmenni and PureLiFi—are working on systems that flicker LED lights so quickly they can transmit information at up to 43 megabits a second”.
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LiFi News

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Volume 1/Issue 3 20 February 2017 HEADLINES VLNComm Introduces the Industry’s 1st LED panel Exhibiting at LFI 2018 Proof of Concept for Industrial Deployment Strategic Partnerships Planned Exhibitions US Army Fast Track LiFi Alliance LED Panel – VLNComm has developed the fastest, most affordable and most innovative LiFi LED lighting panel in the industry achieving […]...

LiFi NEWS

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Volume 1/Issue 2
8 December 2017

HEADLINES
  • VLNComm Miniaturizes USB Adaptor – Industy’s Most Robust
  • Exhibiting at CES 2018
  • Proof of Concept for Industrial Deployment
  • Exploratory Partnerships
  • Participation in LUXLIVE and LiFi Forum
  • LiFi Alliance
  • US Army Fast Track
USB Adaptor/Transceiver – VLNComm has developed the fastest, most affordable and among the smallest LiFi enabled USB adapters on the market. The goal remains to miniaturize to the point of easily embedding inside devices.

Exhibiting – CES 2018, Las Vegas – VLNComm will exhibit at the Eureka Park venue Jan 9-12. Plans include: technology demonstrations and announcements about hardware and industry leading throughput/connectivity speed.

US Army RDECOM Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) – VLNComm held discussions with representatives from RDECOM on a 2018 SBIR to provide LiFi networking for Tactical Shelters. This program will provide access to $1.2M in funding.

Rapid Prototyping– The firm is working with an industry leading lighting manufacturer to develop a case study, proof of concept for LiFi mesh networking using high bay LED fixtures intended for industrial and manufacturing facilities for wireless connectivity to machines, sensors, nodes, and users. The LED fixtures will have LiFi drivers and receivers to communicate with adjacent fixtures and with the devices that are located within its coverage area. The communication between devices across the facility will be relayed by the fixture.

Seed Funding Investment– The firm is continuing its campaign to raise seed funding. If interested in investing, please email the following for information: Info@vlncomm.com.

Europe – London – The firm attended LuxLive holding discussions with dozens of lighting manufacturers as well as publicists.

Paris – The firm participated in the first LiFi Forum hosted by Orange and attended by more than 200 people. LiFi Alliance/Association (name is tbd) – Discussions are on-going with Orange, Deutch Telecom, Philips, Lucibel, Zero.1, VLNComm and Purelifi agreeing on the common interest in the standardization of the technology and market education. The group is now looking to form a broader industry group that would help accelerate market education with a wider set of participants.
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LiFi NEWS

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Volume 1/Issue 1 15 September 2017

 
 
HEADLINES
  • VLNComm actively participates in shaping IEEE 802.15.7 (LiFi) Standards
  • LiFi and VLNComm in the news: Wall Street Journal LINK
  • Prototype rollout to partners planned for mid-September
  • Exhibiting in Charlottesville TomTom Tech Mixer LINK
  • Participation in LUXLIVE 2017 LINK
 
IEEE Standards Committee – VLNComm is actively shaping the IEEE LiFi Standards. A number of VLNComm’s patents will make up the new Standards with plans to be finalized in late 2018-2019. WSJ– VLNComm named in a recent Wall Street Journal article providing details about next generation communication solutions including LiFi. VLNComm remains on the forefront of R&D in a very select group of companies.
“Transmitting information with light is as old as the signal fire, but transmitting high-speed data via the lights above our heads has only been possible for about five years. A handful of startups—including VLNComm, Velmenni and PureLiFi—are working on systems that flicker LED lights so quickly they can transmit information at up to 43 megabits a second”.

Seed Funding Investment– VLNComm has initiated a campaign to raise seed funding. If interested in investing, please email the following for information: info@vlncomm.com
Business– Over the course of the last several months, VLNComm has entertained visits from dozens of world-renowned technology, LED and Luminaire firms, investors and potential partners with an interest in our LiFi solutions. To that end, we are preparing shipment of our initial prototype, leading to further collaboration and the refinement of use cases and value propositions for what many consider to be a necessary augmentation to WiFi in an expanding market that continues to draw on a narrow RF spectrum unable to meet the insatiable appetite for connectivity and access to the Internet.
Europe – The firm will be meeting with dozens of potential collaborators and partners at the November LuxLive event in London, UK. This event is Europe’s largest lighting show with more than 1000 exhibitors. Exhibiting– VLNComm will exhibit at the upcoming TomTom Festival Tech Mixer. This will be held on September 22 from 5:00-8:00PM on the downtown mall, Charlottesville, VA.
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