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Signify and Edzcom partner to push Li-Fi for manufacturing

02 Sep 2020

TruLifi to be deployed in manufacturing industries, including oil and gas, logistics and more.

Lighting supplier Signify and Edzcom, an edge connectivity provider, are joining forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity that works through infrared and visible light li-fi technology, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s li-fi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries.

Edge connectivity is a private wireless connectivity solution that connects assets, equipment and people in the field, including industrial settings. It works over dedicated spectrum, which ensures that the reliability and continuity of the connection and network management are in the hands of the user – unlike with public networks.

Edzcom builds and operates private wireless networks at the edge, connecting assets, equipment and people in the most challenging environments. These include the manufacturing, mining and oil and gas industries, logistics hubs and energy generation.

Immunity to interference

Trulifi uses infrared and visible light wavelengths to enable reliable, secure two-way wireless communicationx “at speeds far above most conventional wireless technologies,” according to the partners. “Trulifi also offers immunity to interference, unlike conventional radio technologies such as WiFi and 4G/5G.”

Signify has already implemented Trulifi in more than 150 projects worldwide. Edzcom brings technological knowledge and commercial experience in designing and operating private wireless solutions and has 27 active industrial implementations of its connectivity solutions in the Nordic regions.

“Trulifi is an innovative form of wireless communication that will broaden the scope of business-critical operations solutions we offer to our global customer base. Trulifi complements Edzcom’s offering by providing fast and secure fixed hot spot communication links,” said Mikko Uusitalo, CEO of Edzcom.

“Combining Trulifi and Edzcom’s capabilities will benefit industries that rely on the cluttered radio spectrum for data communications. Trulifi can help to offload conventional radio technologies and offers reliable connectivity where it’s needed,” commented Olivia Qiu, Chief Innovation Officer for Signify.

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