Indoor Navigation with Visible Light Communication

by Onno Janssen, Value Proposition Developer, Signify

Signify goes beyond illumination. Interact Indoor Navigation, providing indoor location using light is a good example. You’ll see some application examples, and learn how it works.

If you want to see it for yourself then please register for the demo in the Lighting Application Center during lunch break.

program: https://iotevent.eu/program/

Interview

What drives you?
Identifying opportunities in the market, come up with a solution building on the innovative strength of Signify.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Navigating with light is not new. But using smartphones to do so is. So if you’re curious about how and why this matters then this presentation is for you.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
We’re only scratching the surface of what can be done with light. And Signify brings light everywhere. VLC covered indoor areas is growing rapidly, LiFi is gaining momentum. So many opportunities for Signify to innovate.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
IoT, with or without light, will make our lives easier, enable you to live your life the way you want, in a sustainable way.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
IoT companies have to recognize they’re part of an eco-system, have to collaborate to make IoT work and deliver on its promise to make eveyones lives better.

About Onno Janssen

Onno Janssen started his career within Philips in 1989. Onno has worked in different divisions, different businesses, different parts of the world, always on the boundary between research and the business driving innovation to create new solutions, most often with a communication element to it.

The last 8 years Onno worked in Philips Lighting, now Signify, on light for communication, started the indoor position business using visible Light communication. Currently Onno is working on LiFi opportunities.

Onno is Dutch, married, holds a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University.

About Signify

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, and businesses more productive and cities more livable.