|[January 17, 2013]
Research and Markets: Visible Light Communication (VLC)/Li-Fi Technology & Free Space Optics (FSO) Market (2013-2018)
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zhvj5/visible_light)
has announced the addition of the "Visible
Light Communication (VLC)/Li-Fi Technology & Free Space Optics (FSO)
Market (2013-2018) - By Component (LED, Image Sensor, Opto-couplers),
Application (Indoor Networking, Underwater Communication, Location Based
Service, ITS) & Geography" report to their offering.
VLC technology, one of the advanced optical wireless communication
technologies, in which light in the visible region (375nm-780nm) is used
as a medium for data transmission is more secure and achieves high data
rates as compared to conventional wireless technologies like Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, Wimax etc., which use radio waves for communication. Till
late 1990s infrared spectrum is used for the communication. But in the
early 2000s, researches started using visible light from LEDs as the
medium for communication. Initially they were able to achieve network
speed about 100Kbps. With continuous developments, VLC systems can now
achieve about 800Mbps data rate for short range communications. Many
companies and research institutes are conducting research to develop and
commercialize Gigabit networks for long range communications.
FSO is based on the same principle as VLC but it uses light in the IR
spectrum for communication. Invention RONJ device in 2001, which can
achieve 10Mbps network speed over 0.87 miles boosted the research
activities in the FSO technology. FSO was initially used for outdoor
communication applications. But in the recent times, indoor applications
like enterprise connectivity, hospitals are increasing.
Reliability and network coverage are the major issues to be considered
by the companies while providing VLC services. Interferences from
external light sources like sun light, normal bulbs; and opaque
materials in the path of transmission will cause interruption in the
communication. High installation cost of the VLC systems can be
complemented by large-scale implementation of VLC. Adopting VLC
technology will reduce further operating costs like electricity charges,
maintenance charges etc.
Visible light communication technology is still in the introductory
phase. Indoor networking and location based services are the only
applications that are quite penetrated in the market. Products for other
applications (intelligent traffic management system, in-flight
entertainment, and underwater communication) are expected to hit the
market by the end of 2013. VLC may be implemented as a complementary
technology to the existing wireless networks. VLC is expected to
penetrate M2M communication, smart cities, power over Ethernet (PoE),
wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous networks, augmented reality etc.
after five years.
Key Topics Covered:
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 MARKET OVERVIEW
4 OPTICAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
5 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY COMPONENT
6 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY APPLICATION
7 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
9 COMPANY PROFILES
- AOPTIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES
- CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
- FSONA NETWORKS CORP.
- LIFI CONSORTIUM
- LIGHTPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
- LSA, INC.
- LVX SYSTEM
- NAKAGAWA LABORATORIES, INC.
- NORTHERN HI-TEC LTD
- OLEDCOMM - FRANCE LIFI
- OMEGA PROJECT CONSORTIUM
- OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
- PANASONIC CORPORATION
- PENGUIN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS INC.
- PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC
- PUREVLC LTD
- SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS LTD.
- TAMURA CORPORATION
- UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.
- WIRELESS EXCELLENCE LIMITED
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zhvj5/visible_light.
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