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HomeGrid Forum sees VLC technology as the latest development in the Smart Home/City revolution supported by G.hn

Visible Light Communication (VLC), modulated with G.hn technology, is set to be the next major innovation in realising the full potential of both the Smart Home and the Smart City, according to HomeGrid Forum. This continues to demonstrate the tremendous flexibility of G.hn technology to run over any medium. Wireless joins the ranks of powerline, coax, twisted pair and plastic optical fibre (POF) as a G.hn medium.

Livia M. Rosu, Marketing Chair of HomeGrid Forum, has recently spoken about the capabilities of VLC technology globally, noting the potential that the technology has to revolutionise the Smart Home. Most recently, Rosu spoke at Smart Home Tech Live 2019 in Birmingham, UK, where she moderated the Lighting: Bright ideas for the smart home panel. Rosu also moderated two panels about Gigabit connectivity for new markets and applications at Gigabit Access Networks 4.0 in Cologne, Germany at the beginning of April 2019.

"VLC has great potential for Smart Homes with high density connectivity needs, especially where sensitive data needs to be transmitted between multiple connected devices within one room, because the light spectrum provides low latency and avoids the kind of interruption that can sometimes happen with radio frequency spectrum during congestion time," said Livia Rosu. "It supports larger bandwidths, it can act as both a source and receiver, it has low power consumption, enhanced security and is easy to install."

"This is why the market is growing at such an unprecedented rate and is expected to exceed ten billion devices by 2023", she added.

VLC and Wi-Fi are both wireless technologies that complement each other. "Wi-Fi provides...

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