Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Journalists in the press center at the Volkspark stadium - home to Hamburg football club HSV Fußball AG - are the first to file their stories using an innovative new means of wireless communication. This is because Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has installed LiFi in the stadium press center. The system, called Trulifi, provides journalists with a highly reliable, secure and fast Internet connection through the room’s ceiling lights. HSV is the first football club in the world to install the groundbreaking technology which uses light waves instead of radio waves to provide an Internet connection.
New stadium of light
The Volkspark stadium, which opened in 2000, has a capacity of 57,000 and is one of 10 stadiums that will host the European football tournament in Germany in 2024. It is also certified to host other top international tournament matches. Like many stadiums, the wireless signal in its busy press center was prone to overload due to journalists accessing the network and interference from mobile devices of fans, staff and officials, all pinging the wireless router.