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Li-Fi technology arrives at a high school in Stuttgart

Co-funded by the city of Stuttgart

Duration: January 2017 - December 2019

Since the beginning of 2017 Fraunhofer HHI is working together with the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany, to upgrade a classroom with Li-Fi technology. In October, Isabel Fezer, Mayor of Youth and Education of the city Stuttgart, officially inaugurated the classroom with the optical WLAN environment.

The Li-Fi technology is a possible alternative to traditional WLAN (Wi-Fi) technology. Data transmission is equally wireless, though not via radio waves but via modulated light from an LED illumination system. The advantages of this LiFi technology lie in the avoidance of radio radiation and the lack of interference with other radio waves or electromagnetic fields. This is beneficial for the possible scenarios when radio networks show high occupancy and/or high density.