The pioneering illumination technology company SureFire has announced ARON, a technological breakthrough in optical communications that is poised to expand the capabilities of our smartphones and change the way we interact with the world around us.
Augmented-Reality Optical Narrowcasting (ARON) is a technological breakthrough that will change the way we interact with the world around us, expanding the capabilities of our smartphones and improving how we communicate.
Built on the foundation of Alexander Graham Bell's greatest invention—the photophone—ARON harnesses infrared light waves to create an optical communications channel with unprecedented power, flexibility and freedom.
Independent of the internet or cellular connectivity, it establishes range, data-rate and miniaturization standards never before achieved in free-space optical communications. ARON makes this visionary technology accessible to consumers, businesses and governments for the first time ever.
Created by the illumination technology pioneers at SureFire, ARON can transmit any form of digital information. It's inexpensive to deploy and free to use, and can be installed in a smartphone or automobile. Both private and secure, it capitalizes on an entirely unregulated communications platform.

ARON is a revolutionary form of digital expression, and its possibilities are endless.

ARON Features And Key Attributes:

• Utilizes an alternative optical communications channel.
• Effective up to 400 meters—and three times that at night.
• Does not require internet, Wi-Fi or geolocation.
• Free to consumers—no cellular data plan or monthly fees required.
• Transmits on an unregulated, uncensored communication channel.
• Low power consumption—300 times more energy-efficient than Wi-Fi—and operable by battery or solar power.
• Secure, private and—if desired—anonymous.
• Can transmit any digital file format—including high-definition video.
• Forms a "many-to-many" network topology with tiled beam swaths to overcome physical obstacles.
• Operates with inexpensive optical transmitter/receiver hardware—readily housed in a smartphone, automobile or place of business.
• Provides dynamic and immersive augmented-reality capability—without need for geolocation or orientation sensing.
• Protected by 21 patents.