Another tech giant that has forayed into providing VLC technology is Panasonic. The company was formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and was a producer of light bulb sockets. It has considerably grown into an electronics powerhouse and one of the largest Japanese electronics companies.
It has recently unveiled one of its VLC technologies, which they call LinkRay technology, which is able to deliver mobile content through the use of transceivers installed on mobile phones to interpret data sent from LED transmitters. Through light, users are able to receive data from a distance free from interference. This piece of technology is designed to enrich people’s experiences in various sectors such as tourism, transportation, and retail.
Even as many companies have worked on, and continue to work on, creating innovations and developing LiFi technology, many view the progress as slow owing to the fact that most of the work done has been through collaborations with other organizations – and to their benefit. But even if that is the case, these results can be seen as steady progress – the first few steps in the achievement of the greater goal, which is to create an interconnected world through networks that are as many as there are light bulbs.