Press Release

01/14/2010

“Learning the Lessons of Affordable and Accessible ICT”- LG Puts Spotlight on Innovative Solutions for Education at BETT 2010

-Solutions Provider Highlights How to Broaden ICT Access to More Learners with Interactive Sessions and Customer Workshops

Olympia, London, 12 January 2010 – Underlining its ability to help schools, colleges and universities generate more learning value from their ICT budgets , LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in electronics, is demonstrating  its ground-breaking solutions for education at BETT 2010 this week (13-16 January 2010, Olympia, London, Stand U128).

 

 

 

 LG products on display include monitors, network displays, educational projectors, digital signage solutions, networked storage and educational security products.

 

 

 

 The company will be giving away a free LG Network Monitor Package as a competition prize on each day of the show.  Together, the solutions that comprise the package are capable of supporting the development of accessible and affordable interactive teaching.

   

 

 

 In addition, in line with its role as one of the sector’s leading technology pioneers, LG is sponsoring the show’s flagship Innovation Seminar Theatre. At 5pm on Thursday 14 January, it will host a 45-minute interactive session at the theatre, focusing on how schools and colleges can use innovative technology solutions to deliver more learning value from their ICT budgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 This will feature presentations from Barrie Guy, general manager of the company’s new Business to Business Group within Business Solutions, who will discuss the role of the new group and Andy Hogston, corporate account manager, Business Solutions, who will outline the benefits of Network Monitor. It will also include short speeches from Martin Moore from LG customer, Waltham Forest College; and Peter Hopton from LG partner, Verypc, who will discuss the environmental advantages of LG’s innovative Network Monitors.

 

The Network Monitor solution will also be the centrepiece of two customer workshops hosted by LG at the show, demonstrating how schools and colleges are achieving far-reaching benefits from the devices. The first will be held at 11.00am and 2.30pm on Wednesday 13th January and showcase Barry Island Primary School’s implementation of LG Network Monitors. The second will run at 11.00am and 2.30pm on Thursday 14th January and highlight the how Waltham Forest College has benefited from the solution.

 

LG Electronics’ appearance at BETT reflects growing market demand for its products and highlights the company’s increased focus on education together with the higher levels of investment and resource it is dedicating to the sector.  

 

According to Barrie Guy, “Education is a key market for LG. And we are delighted to have the opportunity to use this important show to demonstrate our ability to provide more access to ICT solutions for more learners and to drive the development of interactive teaching across the education sector.  

 

 “We have recently seen strong growth in volume sales into the sector,” Guy adds. “As part of our expansion drive in the business-to-business (B2B) market, we plan to recruit UK resellers with expertise in education and to launch further solutions specifically dedicated to this market.”

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com or www.lgblog.co.uk

 

About LG Business Solutions Company

The LG Electronics Business Solutions Company is a leading business-to-business (B2B) infotainment company, developing a broad range of top-class digital devices and solutions including LCD monitors, commercial displays, car infotainment and security systems. LG anticipates future business trends and provides unique devices and services that offer smart and reliable solutions to meet the needs of business partners and customers. With 2008 global sales of $4.3 billion, the Business Solutions Company is poised for continuing rapid growth.

 

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