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The world's first smart orchestrator for interference-free lifi networks
What is LIFI-MULTICELL?
LiFi is a great alternative to WiFi. But there is still a technical challenge to address before being massively deployed: interference management between light sources. At CES 2020, CEA-Leti will showcase the first-ever multi-cell solution with centralized management of interference between lighting zones. This solution offers a number of advantages that promise to give LiFi the boost it deserves:
See for yourself how smart the network really is! Turn the table to create interference. When the tablet enters an area with interference, the orchestrator detects the presence of interference, reports it on the table, and optimizes the time slots allocated to users to mitigate the interference. In an auto-configuration mode, the orchestrator can be automatically hosted by one of the light sources of the network.
LiFi-multicell proposes a smart LiFi network orchestrator that can be hosted on any commercially available lightbulb. It automatically detects all situations of interference and optimizes data transmission rates for each peripheral. The system also manages—asymmetrically and independently—uplink/downlink interference.
LIFI-MULTICELL & Mobility?
CEA-Leti researchers are working on additional smartmobility management features for LiFi-multicell. These will further increase data transmission speeds for users on the move and allow users to benefit from the best access point. The goal is to work with a manufacturer to develop a solution fitting perfectly to market demand.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.