Zumtobel demonstrates turning light into Gigabit Data at the Rexel Expo in Paris

Oct. 16, 2019

Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is showing off how light can empower the latest in wireless technologies using LiFi. 

Paris – The demonstration, created in partnership with pureLiFi, uses light within an access point installed in the ceiling to send large amounts of data at Gbps speeds to a laptop. Using light for wireless communications can help overcome significant connectivity challenges across several industries.

The Rexel Expo is a premier industry event for electricity, energy efficiency, and connected solutions. Delegates meet manufacturers and discover the latest trends in housing, offices and industry. Zumtobel is demonstrating to customers how repurposing light for high-speed communication can help solve challenges within sectors such as medical, defence, industrial and manufacturing.

LiFi is more secure and virtually interference-free compared to other wireless solutions. With the use of LiFi, often wireless communications can be deployed in environments where Wi-Fi cannot, such as surgical theatres, RF hostile manufacturing floors and highly sensitive secure environments.  Zumtobel is currently evaluating the technology with their customers to develop new use cases that solve its customer's connectivity challenges. 

Marcel Masson, Managing Director ZG Lighting France: "With LiFi, the lighting industry unlocks completely new use cases and opportunities for key sectors of our economy, omitting all drawbacks of radio based communications”.

More broadly, LiFi can help enhance the wireless user experience for the general consumer by providing interference-free communications and ultra-fast speeds.

Zumtobel will be exhibiting at the REXEL EXPO in Paris from the 14th to the 18th of October, at booth M09 (Lighting Area). Zumtobel has installed pureLiFi's system, alongside its LED lights being exhibited at the Paris expo. The system enables data transmission via light at high-speeds through small adjustments in brightness. The result is a high-speed Internet connection that is more secure, reliable, and able to deliver bandwidth far beyond the capabilities of conventional wireless communications like Wi-Fi.

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About Zumtobel Group

The Zumtobel Group is an international lighting group and a leading supplier of innovative lighting solutions, lighting components and associated services. With its core brands, Zumtobel, Thorn and Tridonic, the Group offers its customers around the world a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Group is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (ATX Prime) and on the balance sheet date (30 April 2018) employed a workforce of 6,224 employees. In the 2017/18 financial year, the Group posted revenues of EUR 1,196.5 million. The Zumtobel Group is based in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. For further information, please visit www.zumtobelgroup.com

About Zumtobel

Led by a unique design approach, Zumtobel has been developing the light of tomorrow for more than 50 years. The Austrian lighting specialist strives consistently to improve the quality of life through light by providing the right light for every situation at any time of day or night. Zumtobel is a brand of Zumtobel Group AG with its headquarters in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg (Austria). www.zumtobel.com

About pureLiFi

pureLiFi is a Light communication company that was founded by Prof. Harald Haas and Dr Mostafa Afgani in 2012 as a spin out of the University of Edinburgh to create OEM components, including LiFi drivers and receivers.

pureLiFi is a world-leading LiFi company which formed in response to the exponential growth in global demand for wireless bandwidth. pureLiFi has grown its international customer base around the world with international partnerships in place with organizations such as Cisco, Wipro and O2 Telefonica.

More information about LiFi capabilities and Gigabit LiFi can be found on the pureLiFi website.


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