An interesting alternative to WiFi in the home is the use of LED lamps where the network signal can be modulated on the light beam (Visible Light Communication, VLC) resulting in data transfers of 1GB/s.
Project Omega, the Home Gigabit Access Project is a project in the EU’s FP7 framework. The interdisciplinary project consortium consists of 20 European partners from industry and academia.
So the next time an Audi is blinking with his LED lights on the Autobahn behind you he might just want to send you a tweet.
It will be easy now to tell the kids that surfing time is over by just switching off the light at night . . .
- D-Light Project (see.ed.ac.uk)
- Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking (slashgear.com)
- Data are traveling by light (eurekalert.org)
- Data are traveling by light (physorg.com)