A Comprehensive Guide to Oledcomm’s LiFiMAX® Compact - 2024

Oledcomm is an optical and photonic communications company based in Paris, France that specializes in the development of Light Fidelity technology.

With a unique and extremely innovative stance on providing high-speed wireless solutions, the organization began its research in 2005 at the University of Paris-Saclay with developments that were to be realized with Oledcomm’s official foundation in 2012.

World leaders in the complex field of Li-Fi technology, Oledcomm is committed to delivering secure, fast, and affordable solutions for wireless systems everywhere, and has developed a LiFi kit that operates in the standard places where connectivity has always resided, and beyond. Space exploration, underwater research, and healthcare sector innovations are a few examples of progressive technologies that will benefit from the unique wireless connectivity championed by Oledcomm.

Today, the company’s commitment to fast, secure, and safe connectivity is why Oledcomm LiFi solutions hold more than 33 patents, 17years of research and development, has served over 500 trusted clients, and holds the forerunning position in the endeavor to transform billions of points of light all over the world into a strong, interconnected network.

The Fundamentals of LiFi Technology

LiFi, the shorthand for “Light Fidelity,” is a wireless optical networking technology that utilizes LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to transmit a wireless connection from a transmitting point to a receiver. LiFi internet is high-speed and bidirectional, this technology is a fully formed solution for a leading wireless communication signal.

An electrical current passing through an LED bulb emits a stream of light (photons) from the lighting fixture. These LED bulbs can change the brightness of the light passing through them at remarkable rates, making these semiconductor devices signalers of modulating light. These signals are then received by a detector that can interpret and decode the changes in the signal where the data ultimately lies.

Oledcomm and the Innovation of LiFiMAX® Compact

LiFiMAX Compact is Oledcomm’s second generation LiFi system announced in 2019 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Benjamin Azoulay, President of Oledcomm, reports that the development and implementation of the LiFiMAX Compact system is the result of more than 10 years of research. Following the successful release of the MyLiFi desk lamp, a lamp that projected Li-Fi signal to receiving devices with the flip of a switch, Oledcomm developed a solution for a more extended professional reach with LiFiMAX.

The comprehensive Li-Fi technology became available in 2019 for about 950 euros, with the knowledge that the development of this solution was still quite discreet and under wraps, Benjamin Azoulay commented: “We are lucky for the moment to be under the radars: the big players in the sector have other priorities. Our strategy is to develop products and know-how, so when they wake up, they take a license from us instead of spending two or three years developing their own solutions.” Light fidelity has since taken the center stage for connectivity, with Oledcomm leading the charge in terms of variety and modular applications of LiFi products.

Components of the LiFiMAX® Compact Kit

Unboxing the LiFiMAX® Compact Kit from Oledcomm:

  • 1 x LiFiMAX® Access Point
  • 2 x LiFiMAX® Dongle Stick
  • 1 x Mounting Kit
  • 1 x USB-C / USB-C cable
  • 1 x USB-C / USB-A cable
  • 8 x Product Detail documentation in both French and English (Warranty Policy, Safety Instructions of the LiFiMAX® Access Point, Safety Instructions of LiFiMAX USB Dongle and Quick Start Guide)

Step-by-Step Installation Guide for LiFiMAX® Compact

STEP ONE

First, check to make sure that the internet router or modem is ON and that the Internet signal is in good working order.

STEP TWO

Plug one end of the CAT6 Ethernet cable to your Internet router or modem, and then plug the other end of the CAT6 Ethernet cable into one of the PoE switch ports. This allows the PoE switch ports to receive Internet signals from the router or modem.

STEP THREE

Connect another CAT6 ethernet cable to the other PoE switch port, and the other end of the CAT6 ethernet cable to the LiFiMAX® access point. The LiFi access point will receive power and data from the PoE switch port at the same time, and takes about 13 to 15s to illuminate and turn on. If you connect the LiFiMAX® access point directly to the Internet router or modem, it will not turn on.

STEP FOUR

Plug the USB Type-A port to your computer system and the USB Type-C port to your LiFiMAX® USB dongle port. An ethernet network should be displayed on the “Network & Internet Settings”

Technical Specifications and Performance of LiFiMAX® Compact

Communication specifications:

  • Type of light source: Infrared LED
  • Upload data rate: up to 150 Mbps
  • Download data rate: up to 150 Mbps
  • Communication Coverage: 90 degrees field of view
  • Number of possible users: 16

Electrical specifications:

  • Access point nominal power < 5W
  • Access point power input: PoE (IEEE 802.3af)
  • Dongle nominal power: 2.5W
  • Dongle power input: USB-C

Mechanical specifications:

  • Access point dimensions: 100 mm x 25 mm
  • AP weight: 400 g
  • Dongle dimensions: 63 mm x 17 mm
  • LiFi Dongle Weight: 100 g
  • Material: white painted aluminum
  • Ingress protection: IP30

User Device Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux, Android

Exploring the Practical Applications of LiFiMAX® Compact

LiFi is an innovative wireless technology that uses light communication signals to transmit data from data access points to LiFi enabled receiving devices. It is a technology that is praised for its ability to transmit exceptional amounts of data, quickly. Some of the practical applications of this innovative technology include:

Wireless Internet connectivity: Oledcomm is committed to enabling home offices, extended office spaces, and healthcare institutions that are concerned with electromagnetic interference. Densely populated areas require a wireless connection that utilizes all potential bandwidths, which is why this technology is so useful in filling underutilized spaces with a LiFi connection.

The Evolution and Advantages of LiFiMAX® Compact in 2024

Primary benefits of LiFiMAX include the security, safety, localisation, and data protection innovations that it offers for wireless connectivity.

It’s no surprise that the streamlined fixture of LiFi installation allows for effortless network establishment. The plug-and-play nature of Oledcomm’s technology means that there’s no need for additional drivers or software for the LiFi dongles to operate on your device. Furthermore, the kit is not heavy or bulky, and it achieves an immediate and fast LiFi connection the moment a device with the dongle is placed in a coverage area. Oledcomm LiFi has an extra layer of protection with its encryption and authentication feature, allowing users the peace of mind when dealing with sensitive data transfer.

Overcoming Challenges with LiFiMAX® Compact Implementation

Like any technology, there are challenges that come with installation and implementation. Oledcomm’s customer service line is always open for client concerns or issues that arise during the light fidelity installation process.

Conclusion: The Future of Wireless Communication with LiFiMAX® Compact

LiFiMAX® Compact is Oledcomm’s second generation LiFi kit that is making exceptional waves in the LiFi technology space. This high speed internet technology, producing connectivity through non-visible light, is radio wave free with a transfer speed of up to 150Mbps per seconds, and allows up to 16 users to experience the same streamlined connection within moments after plug-and-play installation. Get in touch with us to learn more about the LiFi Internet options for your specific space. We look forward to welcoming you to the future of wireless connectivity.

The kit includes one access point, two dongle end points, one mounting kit, instructions in both English and French, one USB-C to USB-C cable, and one USB-C to USB-A cable. 

Light fidelity, or LiFi, is a wireless technology that uses visible light communication (VLC) to establish a connection between a transmitter and receiver, and offers the most secure, fast, and stable wireless connection on the market to date.

LiFiMAX® is Oledcomm’s second generation LiFi system designed with a more professional and expanded setting in mind. The first iteration of the technology was the MyLiFi lamp, a desk lamp that transmitted LiFi technology to a personal device in a short range.

Lightweight, plug-and-play installation, and interoperability with other systems are just a few of the benefits of an Oledcomm LiFi kit. Read more about our systems from some thorough, satisfied customers.

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