Consumers want to have total control of their consumption , when and where they want to use that service, with higher demand and expectations on their access to audiovisual content in situations of mobility, such as the frequent daily commutes by train or bus.
Currently, there are no services that can guarantee this entire experience for the user, mainly due to technological limitations like range, speed, and bandwidth, as well as interference with radiofrequency waves from other services in a radio spectrum that is increasingly saturated.
MediaLiFi is a national project financed by the CDTI where Optiva Media collaborates with the University Carlos III of Madrid to implement a LiFi based communication system to provide high speed access to quality multimedia content in public collective transportation vehicles.
How it works:
The basic operation of a LiFi system is simple. At one end the source device is placed, consisting usually of a LED light whose behaviour as data transmitter is managed by a microcontroller. This microcontroller modulates the light being emitted by the LED, creating light pulses at very high frequencies that are undetectable to the human eye. This enables a dual function: light source and wireless communications link for the transmission of multimedia content.