Li-Fi: The technology, which is a 100 times faster then Wi-Fi
The Li-Fi technology is now available in Hungary, since EPS-Connect Ltd. became the local distributor, appointed by the right-owner Scottish company. EPS-Connect achieved this title from the ground, since it was established, within a single year. A year is a long time, from various perspectives. Twelve months has brought significant changes in Peter Ecsedi’s professional carrier. The Table of Excellence of Project Management, which manages the project management services, decided to promote Peter the “Project Manager of the year” title. According to the judges, Peter earned the title by creating a subsidiary of an enormous, multinational IT company.By the time he was promoted, he was working as a senior program manager at IT Services Hungary (ITSH). Since the June of 2018, he turned towards managing his own company, which offers end-to-end solutions in the IT Office Business, and its portfolio includes LAN structured cabling, UPS-systems, CCTVs and IT server room technologies from planning to execution, including professional project managing. “Since I have been always interested in office building development, I wanted to apply innovative technologies which supports the big corporations with information technology.” – Says Peter Ecsedi. Structured cabling also allows network installation, but a couple of problems arise. For example, if there is a company that wants 3 offices to work as a conference room for a couple of months, the end-point need to be rearranged accordingly. This requires a considerable cost and physical work. This problem can be easily solved by Li-Fi, and since as far as I know nobody uses it in Hungary, we want to be the first company that is involved in its distribution. Li-Fi itself was first introduced to the world at the TEDGlobal conference by Harald Haas, back in 2011. Harald Haas teaches at the University of Edinburgh, and he is a co-founder of pureLiFi. The essence of the technology is that li-fi transmitters use LED lights to modulate the light intensity, and the signals are read by a light-sensitive receiver. In other words, a simple office light transmits the signal, which is received by a chip built in computers, notebooks and mobile phones. On the one hand. if multiple devices are connected to a Wi-Fi network, the connection speed will gradually decrease, but with Li-Fi, the connection speed stays the same. On the other hand, the range of a Wi-Fi can cover a building, a Li-Fi is only useable within the same room where the lamp is built-in.A lamp has 500 lux brightness, which can conveniently provide internet to 8 peers. As this high-tech gadget matched my objective, I contacted the Scottish company, – which does the European standardization too – in order to make EPS-Connect the Hungarian Distributor of Li-Fi lamps. We agreed on the terms, and we currently have 5 lamps at our Headquarters, in Budapest which are under constant testing. So far, they are very good, and we have installed a showroom, where our customers can try Li-Fi for themselves.It is not worth it to build in Li-Fi technology into an old office building, because it would be way to expensive. But, when it comes to newly built office buildings, the effort pays off pretty fast. We are currently negotiating with multiple Hungarian companies, one of which would install Li-Fi lamps into its hall, and another private clinic would install it into its surgery section. According to Peter, one more field where Li-Fi can shine in keeping sensitive date as safe as possible, which can be useful for authorities. Moreover, if streetlights were replaced by Li-Fi lamps, then the public free Wi-Fi-s could be replaced. A famous German car manufacturer plans to use Li-Fi in its factories to control its robots via this type of connection. Furthermore, big information corporations are going to include Li-Fi adapters into their latest flagship devices. According to Peter, the real breakthrough of this technology will come when these electronic giants will flood the market with devices capable of communicating via Li-Fi.