Oledcomm and WISeKey launch MyLiFiPro: an ultra-secure internet connection through LED light bulbs for professionals
The first business tamper-proof wireless connection!
ZUG, GENEVA, Switzerland – March 1, 2018 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WISeKey) (SIX:WIHN), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT solutions company, today announced that Oledcomm, LiFi specialist, choses WISeKey as its strategic Cybersecurity partner, to secure transmissions and ensure the safety of the ecosystems where its MyLiFiPro will be deployed. Aimed at professionals, MyLiFiPro by Oledcomm provides an ultra-fast, wireless internet connection with maximal security, thanks to the WISeKey technology. WISeKey, specialist of cybersecurity, provides a sophisticated, foolproof encryption. Professionals finally gain access to both the flow of wireless and the performance of wired network connections.
Li-Fi technology for “Light Fidelity” is a new method to connect wirelessly mobile devices and other connected devices using LED lights. LiFi transmits data by modulating the light signals from an LED light bulb. Of course, this process is invisible to the human eye. Light signals are received and converted into data by a dongle connected to computers or tablets equipped with USB-A or USB-C cables. Integrating this technology, MyLiFiPro by Oledcomm is the first professional device that offers tamper-proof wireless internet through light and an unprecedented level of security.
WISeKey created the first ever comprehensive trusted end-to-end cybersecurity platform, thanks to a VaultIC’s hardware & software system certification, a vertical IoT security framework integrating VaultIC’s hardware & software system certification, a one-stop-shop security software tool with a user-friendly interface and easy-to-integrate API that manages the life-cycle of devices and their digital certificates. Easy to implement, hard to attack, the WISeKeyIoT framework offers secure solutions even when the IoT device is in an unsecured environment, such as during production or in the field.
“Connection is permanent, but companies and professionals are constantly facing more and more security and confidentiality breaches,” says Benjamin Azoulay, CEO of Oledcomm. “We are delighted to team with WISeKey and use their cybersecurity IoT technology and experience to secure the MyLiFiPro. From now on, companies can have access to wireless connection with an unprecendented level of security.”
“Li-Fi is definitively an exciting technology breakthrough that promises a new futurefor global communications. At WISeKey, we aim to redefine new standards with an offering based on the best practices providing 360° security to connections and transmissions. Working with partners as technologically advanced as Oledcomm, is a true challenge and an additional source of motivation in developing innovative, efficient and tamper-proof solutions,” says Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey.
The offer MyLiFiPro will be available starting from July, integrating new features. Prices on demand.
What Is Li-Fi? Imagine a world where every one of the billions of lightbulbs in use today is a wireless hotspot delivering connectivity at speeds that can only be dreamed of with Wi-Fi. Invented by Suat TOPSU in 2005, LiFi technology for “Light Fidelity” is a new method to connect wirelessly mobile devices and other connected devices using LED lights. Oledcomm used a Li-Fi-enabled lightbulb to transmit data at speeds as fast as 23 megabit per second (Mbps. Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of 224 Gigabit per second (Gbps), meaning a high-definition film could be downloaded within seconds.
The progressive replacement of the 14 billion light points in the world by LEDs makes Li-Fi a strong candidate to become the 3rd generation communication network (after the wired network and the radio network) and potentially the densest.
The technology has became an international standard for wireless communication in its first version in November 2011 by the International Telecommunications Standardisation Committee.
Oledcomm will be at MWC from February 26, to March 01
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Oledcomm is a French company and world leader in LiFi technology. Oledcomm was co-founded in 2012 by Suat Topsu, president of Oledcomm, an academic and researcher and one of the inventors of LiFi technology. Today, the company is run by Benjamin Azoulay, pioneer of intelligent light marked by the success of Philips Hue that he had previously launched, and employs 30 people. Based in Vélizy, France, and Léon (Mexico), Oledcomm creates complete solution of LiFi such as microcontrollers (modem), photo-receivers (dongles and bridges) and logistic platforms.
Oledcomm received France’s Innovative Company Award from the French Ministry of Research and Industry in 2012. In 2013, LiFi technology was tested in high-speed trains by SNCF and in the offices of Thalès. That same year, EDF chose Oledcomm for its first Smart City project.
The potential market for LiFi is huge: the world’s 14 billion light bulbs could be transformed into a powerful, secure communications network.
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