Machine to Machine (M2M) Industrial SecureLink


Visible Light Communications is ideal for many applications requiring devices to communicate with each other, such as in manufacturing facilities. Factories with robots or mobile, Automatic Guided Carts (AGC), can use VLC devices to communicate reliably and without radio frequency/spectrum congestion, or interference.

FireFly's Visible Light Communications technology can be deployed in environments in which the location of equipment is essential to the communication required and timing (e.g., motion control and industrial automation). FireFly can customize VLC solutions for M2M communications. 















  • Enables low cost M2M communications, even in a mobile environment
  • VLC eliminates radio frequency congestion and interference issues
  • Point to point and point to multipoint operation
  • Multiple LED options (Red, green, blue, infrared)
  • Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
  • Multiple interface and powering options
  • Security
  • 128-bit AES CCMP encryption
  • End-to-End encryption via  pairwise keys
  • Strict authentication rules
  • QoS support (8 levels of packet prioritization)
  • High data rates
  • 200+ Mbps (visible)
  • 700+ Mbps (infrared)




M2M VLC Access Point Unit Transceiver Specs (initial specs)

(Note: FireFly can customize units for specific applications)

Optical Transmitter: LED (Red, Green, Blue user selectable)
Optical Transmit Power: 10 ... 20 mA
Transmit angle (FWHM): 6 degrees
Receive angle (FWHM): 12 degrees
Mode of operation: point-to point/point to multipoint
Modulation: Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
Data rate: up to 220 Mbps
Recommended Distance: up to 2,5 m (8 ft.)
Power Consumption: < 3W
Operating Temperature: 5…+45 degrees
Network interface: 100/1000 BASE-TX with PoE
Network Protocol: Ethernet 
Security: 128-bit AES CCMP Encryption
Encrytion mode: End to end Encryption via pairwise keys
Quality of Service: Packet prioritization (8 levels)
Dimensions: (LxWxH) (135 x 90 x 50) mm, (5.3 x 3.5 x 2) in.
Weight: 350 g (12.3 oz.)



M2M VLC Client Unit Transceiver Specs (initial specs)

Optical Transmitter: LED (Red, Green, Blue user selectable)
Optical Transmit Power: 10 ... 20 mA
Transmit angle (FWHM): 6 degrees
Receive angle (FWHM): 12 degrees
Mode of operation: point-to point/point to multipoint
Modulation: Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
Data rate: up to 220 Mbps
Recommended Distance: up to 2,5 m (8 ft.)
Powering option: Micro USB port
Power Consumption: < 3 W
Operating Temperature: 5…+45 degrees Celsius (41…113) F
Network interface: 100/1000 BASE-TX (MDIX) or USB 3.0
Network Protocol: Ethernet 
Security: 128-bit AES CCMP Encryption
Encryption mode: End to end Encryption via pairwise keys
Quality of Service:  Packet prioritization (8 levels)
Dimensions: (LxWxH) (130 x 75 x 35) mm, (5.1 x 3.0 x 1.4) in.
Weight: 220 g (7.8 oz.)


m2m securelink

Status:

✓ Engineering/design complete for some M2M           applications (prototypes available).

✓ Testing complete for some M2M applications.

​○ Sampling to selected customers/partners now.

○ Additional Engineering/Design work needed for    specialty or custom VLC M2M applications.

○ Strategic partners in factory automation               and manufacturing technologies wanted.

○ Pending FCC approval.