The Internet of things and Industry 4.0 are trends that show no sign of slowing down.
Current communication technologies struggle to achieve and maintain the stable bandwidth and security requirements of industrial environments.
Light communication can bring significant benefits to infrastructures used for monitoring industrial production, predictive maintenance and IoT solutions related to Industry 4.0.
The amount of data generated by each device involved in automated manufacturing systems is not a concern for the available bandwidth and connectivity via light does not involve any risk of electromagnetic interference.
Industrial IoT networks are an ideal candidate for the introduction of fast, secure and intruder-safe systems as enabled by light-based transmissions.