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Color Kinetics expands patent portfolio

Posted: 07 May 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:color kinetics? led? lan? networking?

Color Kinetics Inc., a provider of intelligent LED-based illumination technologies, has obtained a new technology patent that will enable future use of LED-based lighting systems as a means of communication through a LAN.

The technology is expected to open up new ways of applying LEDs beyond illumination and into intelligent networking for applications such as home or office automation. U.S. patent number 6,548,967 covers LAN through a lighting system that uses LEDs both to generate light and to wirelessly communicate data to external devices such as pagers, personal digital assistants, and any other device that's connected to the network.

Color Kinetics' intellectual property portfolio now includes 16 issued U.S. and international patents covering a range of solid-state illumination technologies and methods.

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