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Paris-based Oledcomm, a start-up that grew out of R&D work at the University of Versailles, has won a contract to supply Internet-over-lighting technology (Li-Fi) to the Paris Metro. The proposed installation of more than 250,000 LED luminaires at 66 metro stations is expected to enable an average of two million daily commuters to use lights to access the Internet. Upon the project's completion, Paris's transportation system would become the first in the world with Li-Fi connectivity.

The contract was awarded by public transport operator RATP Group following a series of test phases and evaluations--in a lab environment and an installation at La Defense metro station--to prove the system could operate in a complex environment, push information to smart phones, and eventually support audio-messaging guidance for tourists and people with impaired sight.

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Publication:LD+A Magazine
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Aug 1, 2016
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