The new wireless: flickering lights in Minnesota used to send coded signals for Internet

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By Chris Williams, AP/ Star Tribune

“Flickering ceiling lights are usually a nuisance, but in city offices in St. Cloud, they will actually be a pathway to the Internet.

The lights will transmit data to specially equipped computers on desks below by flickering faster than the eye can see. Ultimately, the technique could ease wireless congestion by opening up new expressways for short-range communications.

The first few light fixtures built by LVX System, a local startup, will be installed Wednesday in six municipal buildings in this city of 66,000 in the snowy farm fields of central Minnesota.”

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  • http://twitter.com/robertjweber Rob Weber

    Very cool to see an inventor from St. Cloud pushing the envelope in wireless technology. I'm surprised noone around St. Cloud ever mentioned LVX to me. Where did John come from?

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