LG WEBOS 3.0 RECEIVES UL VERIFICATION FOR SMART HOME READINESS
- 12, 23 2015
SEOUL, December 23, 2015 — LG Electronics’ new webOS 3.0 operating system is not only widely regarded as the industry’s easiest and most intuitive OS for smart TVs, it is now also verified by UL, a leading global testing and certification organization, for its compatibility with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the home. With a proprietary IoTV app, LG’s 2016 SMART TV lineup delivers smart home management functions via webOS 3.0 to control many LG smart appliances as well as select products from other manufacturers through LG SMART TVs running webOS 3.0.
Once connected, the status of the various appliances appear on the LG SMART TV’s display, acting as an interface between users and devices. Through the TV screen, users can control specific home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines connected via Wi-Fi or wires. With webOS 3.0, homeowners can adjust the brightness of the lights in the room or change the temperature setting of the air conditioner.
“We have always viewed the living room TV as the central hub of the smart home and LG SMART TV with webOS 3.0 was designed with this eventual functionality in mind,” said Sam Kim, senior vice president and head of TV product planning at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “LG will continue to provide the best user experience and develop innovative IoT-capable home products beyond the expectations of consumers.”
UL has verified a series of LG webOS 3.0-enabled OLED and UHD TVs and LG’s advanced IoT technology will be demonstrated at the Smart Home zone of LG’s CES booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from January 6-9.
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LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (LG Electronics Singapore) is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over five decades. LG Electronics Singapore operates three business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications and Home Appliance & Air Solution. In recognition of its vision to enrich people’s life with smart technologies and innovative design, LG Electronics Singapore has been recognized with prominent local and international accolades, such as the CNET Asia Editor’s and Readers' Choice Awards, HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, Red Dot Design, and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.