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Five reasons to promote OCC

The light spectrum is a rescue solution for the exponential growth of wireless connectivity demand. The bandwidth of light is 1000 times larger than the entire RF bandwidth. Among light communication technologies, Optical Camera Communication (OCC) is an entirely software-based solution, which is the best compatible with existing infrastructures such as commercial cameras and lighting. … Continue reading Five reasons to promote OCC

Compare 2D ACO-OFDM vs 2D DCO-OFDM

This post discovers the difference between 2D ACO-OFDM and 2D DCO-OFDM from implementation perspective. The Simulation Package allows us to test all the performance without any hardware configuration needed. Besides the simulation package (package 1), optical link package (package 2) and optimal optical link package (package 3) are within the 2D-OFDM Code packages. 2D Mapping … Continue reading Compare 2D ACO-OFDM vs 2D DCO-OFDM

NEW 2D-OFDM Codes available

We now release new 2D-OFDM Codes (2D ACO-OFDM) and update existing Code adding many interesting features. Notably, TWO MORE new software packages are now included. NEW Package 1 (ACO/DCO-OFDM Simulation) New features This allows for choosing different modulation modes, including Modulation option: 2D ACO-OFDM or 2D DCO-OFDMChangeable clipping factor for reducing PAPREnable Inner-FEC and spatial-pilots … Continue reading NEW 2D-OFDM Codes available

C-OOK Code Update available

We now release new updates of the C-OOK Codes by adding several interesting features as follows. (Two additional software Packages, but the same single price.) Package 1 (Back to Back Link) New features This allows for choosing different modulation modes for Tx, configuring (simulated) cameras and channel. All are live demonstration, which are similar real … Continue reading C-OOK Code Update available

A-QL Code Update available

We now release an update of the A-QL Code by adding several interesting features: Switching between 16*16 and 32*32 cells modesAuto-threshold feature for RXEnable button for option of RGB colors calibrationFeedback nodes for a clean block diagram Please download the following PPT file for a review of the software User Interface (TX and RX). A-QL … Continue reading A-QL Code Update available

Update OpenSource List

The OpticalPress Team is happy to provide Open Source Codes based on IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) standard, the most recent international standard that includes Optical Camera Communication (OCC) technologies. We believe that the codes are beneficial for the implementation of your novel ideas as well as practical comparison purposes. We were lucky and … Continue reading Update OpenSource List

Implementation of HA-QL Code

HA-QL (Hidden Asynchronous Quick-Link) is a hidden modulation mode among Screen-2-Camera operating modes within the IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication standard. An interesting feature of HA-QL is that it allows for controlling the peak-to-peak amplitude of the intensity modulation, from a visible code to a hidden code. The HA-QL Code Project is cleaned, well-packed and documented. Technical … Continue reading Implementation of HA-QL Code

(PPT) BER measurement of A-QL

A-QL stands for Asynchronous Quick Link, a two-dimensional multi-band color code sequential transmission protocol from a screen to camera. The A-QL is one of mode within the IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication standard. For your convenience, we have measured the BER performance of A-QL code. The results showed that A-QL can support the transmission distance of 4.5m with the wide … Continue reading (PPT) BER measurement of A-QL

(PPT) Presentation of technical features: A-QL vs 2D-OFDM

The following PPT file presents the technical features of A-QL code versus 2D-OFDM code. Also, we have included the performance comparison between the codes. Please download the file for more technical details. Presentation of technical features in 2D-OFDM and A-QL (PPT file)Download Notice: A-QL stands for Asynchronous Quick Link, a two-dimensional multi-band color code sequential transmission protocol from … Continue reading (PPT) Presentation of technical features: A-QL vs 2D-OFDM

(PPT) – BER measurement: 2D-OFDM vs A-QL

A-QL stands for Asynchronous Quick Link, a two-dimensional multi-band color code sequential transmission protocol from a screen to camera. The A-QL is one of mode within the IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication standard. After the IEEE 802.15.7-2018 A-QL color code for Optical Camera Communication, 2D-OFDM is one of the next generation for Mbps data rate transmission from a screen TX to a camera. … Continue reading (PPT) – BER measurement: 2D-OFDM vs A-QL

FREE Software to measure the sampling rate of rolling shutter cameras!

I remember that some of my colleagues had really tough time figuring out what is the sampling rate of a rolling shutter camera since camera producers never ever shown the value! We are not talking about the frame rate of camera if you are missing understanding. The reason was quite understandable, because the sampling rate … Continue reading FREE Software to measure the sampling rate of rolling shutter cameras!

My LiFi demo for ECG transmission

This is a small implementation prepared for our proposal in applying light communication to e-Health. I prepared this demo within a very short time (nearly three weeks) just to test the feasibility of LiFi in transmitting biomedical signal (i.e., ECG). Our demo illustrated that the requirement of communication bandwidth for transmitting the ECG signal can be … Continue reading My LiFi demo for ECG transmission

2D-OFDM for Optical Camera Communication

OFDM is well-known for LiFi; however, it is still fresh advanced waveform for OCC. This post shares an implementation of 2D-OFDM for Screen-to-Camera communication system in which a massive number of display cells brings a great advantage for communication. A full journal version of this topic is available online at IEEE Access here. System Architecture … Continue reading 2D-OFDM for Optical Camera Communication

Software-defined Configuration method for OCC Systems

The purpose of the post is to specify the PIB attributes for configuring a particular OCC PHY mode. Any OCC PHY mode is co-existing with the others and recognizable by a specific receiver once the PIBs are specified. The configuration of PHY-PIB attributes is software-defined (App-based). Without using PHY-frame overhead, the App-based configuration is communication … Continue reading Software-defined Configuration method for OCC Systems

What is Optical Region-of-Interest Signaling?

In the context of a safety assistance communication-based solution, OWC is a strong candidate for delivering the V2V communication power to cars. It is realized that the LED lighting is quipped to car mandatorily, meanwhile, a camera is considered as one of the indispensable sensors for car vision. The existence of supportive infrastructure enables the … Continue reading What is Optical Region-of-Interest Signaling?

A comparison between OCC standardization groups within IEEE 802.15

This post briefly reviews the current status of standardization groups within IEEE 802.15 There are IEEE standards covering the optical spectrum, IEEE 802.15.7-2011 std., known as VLCIEEE 802.15.7m std., (publication in 2018, as expected), including OCC modesIEEE 802.15.13 std., (ongoing), adding LiFi (IEEE 802.15.7-2011 std. is also the base document as IEEE 802.15.7m)IEEE 802.11, introducing LiFi to 802.11IEEE 802.15 … Continue reading A comparison between OCC standardization groups within IEEE 802.15

PHY modes within IEEE 802.15.7m draft – a quick review

PHY operating modes  The latest IEEE 802.15.7m draft standard (until Aug. 2018) is on the Sponsor Balloting recirculation. This version has updated a lot in compared to the previous version before LiFi modes are moved to new task group under IEEE 802.15. A list of operating modes between two drafts is a good start. Notation … Continue reading PHY modes within IEEE 802.15.7m draft – a quick review

OCC Standardization Roadmap

OWC Standards under IEEE 802 There are IEEE standards covering the optical spectrum, IEEE 802.15.7-2011 std., known as VLC IEEE 802.15.7m std., (publication in 2018, as expected), including OCC modes IEEE 802.15.13 std., (ongoing), adding LiFi (IEEE 802.15.7-2011 std. is also the base document as IEEE 802.15.7m) IEEE 802.11, introducing LiFi to 802.11 IEEE 802.15 … Continue reading OCC Standardization Roadmap

What is Optical Camera Communication?

Figure 1- Example of  OCC promising services (a) OCC vehicular use case. (b) OCC indoor use case OCC: Optical Camera Communication VLC: Visible Light Communication LiFi: Light Fidelity OWC: Optical Wireless Communication What is Optical Camera Communication? OCC aims to deliver data from the light source(s) to the camera. Artificial lights (LED light) are available everywhere human being … Continue reading What is Optical Camera Communication?