Comms at the speed of (LED) light

LED-based Visible Light Communication - Siemens.jpgResearchers from Siemens have broken their own record for wireless data transfer using white LED light, reports Engadget.com, stating that they achieved 500Mbps.

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The old record sat at “just” 200Mbps, but the new speeds are helping to take Visible Light Communication from a hopeful technology to a serious contender in the space. These same researchers were also able to show that a system using up to five LEDs is capable of beaming out data over long distances at up to 100Mbps.

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