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Light Frequency Internet Demonstrated During Mock Terrorist Attack Scenario

Photonics.com
Jul 2017
EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 23, 2017 — Light communications provider PureLifi Ltd. has demonstrated its Li-Fi internet technology during a mock terrorist attack at the Disaster Preparedness and Tactical Training Center in Georgia.

The durability of Li-Fi has been put to the test during a mock terrorist attack on a subway train in the United States.
The durability of Li-Fi has been put to the test during a mock terrorist attack on a subway train in the United States. Courtesy of PureLifi Ltd.

Li-Fi uses light rather than radio frequencies, such as Wi-Fi, to provide wireless connectivity in areas that Wi-Fi cannot reach such as power plants, petrochemical facilities and hospitals. PureLiFi teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies to host the attack scenario and demonstrate sustained communication during a terrorist outrage.

The event, code named Operation Convergent Response, tested Li-Fi’s ability to maintain a real-time, bi-directional communications network that would be able to enable a communications and command center to take charge of a developing situation. The test also monitored the ability of Li-Fi to maintain communication between emergency services and central command.

‘This latest test proves that Li-Fi can provide reliable wireless communications in unpredictable conditions such as disaster circumstances,” said Alistair Banham, CEO of PureLifi. “PureLiFi demonstrated that Li-Fi solutions could perform under real-life operations and enable critical communications during response missions in chaotic and disastrous environments.”

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