LG ADVANCES SMART HOME ECOSYSTEM WITH SMART THINQ™ HUB AT CES 2016
LONDON, Dec. 30, 2015—LG Electronics(LG) willunveil its newest addition to its IoT ecosystem, SmartThinQ™ Hub at CES 2016. LG SmartThinQ Hub serves as a gateway to smart sensors and connected appliances in the home but is more than that, with the ability todisplayreminders from personal calendars and stream music from its built-in speaker. The elegantly designed SmartThinQ Hub includes a 3.5-inch colour LCD displayand connects to a smartphone app to facilitate two way communication withsmart appliances and smart sensors in the home.
The SmartThinQ Hubexpands LG’sSmartThinQ platformto monitor and control home appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and a variety of sensors.The SmartThinQ Hubplays a central role in LG’s smart home platform by collecting information from smart appliancesas well as conventional devices connected to SmartThinQ sensors via Wi-Fi, Zigbeeand Bluetooth.Data isdisplayed in the form of notifications on theLCD screen or announced through its embedded speaker, acting as thecentral “hub” of the smarthome.
As like all other LG home appliances and consumer products, the LG SmartThinQ Hub is designed to look great in the home. The unit features a metallic body in two attractive color schemes: Champagne Goldand Black. The LCD display is tiltedat an angle to be easily readable and the high-quality speaker can stream music from thousands of free stations from iHeartRadio or play whatever is on a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
The SmartThinQ Hub is compatible with a number of devices from other manufacturers and service providers that support the AllJoyn® Alliance open source framework. LG recently formed a partnership with Lowe’s, the world’s second-largest hardware retail chain, to integrate LG’s smart devices with Lowe’s Iris smart home services. LG’s partnerships with other service providers are a key advantage of LG’s smart home system, which prioritizes compatibility across multiple brands. Such partnerships allow LG to offerpackaged bundlesthat enhance safety, energy savings, air care or convenience that might include a SmartThinQ Hub, a SmartThinQ sensor and a variety of smart appliances and devices from other manufacturers such as smart lighting, motion sensors and moisture detecting sensors.
“The LGSmartThinQ Hub is just another example of the open approach we believe is the future of the smart home,” said Jo Seong-jin, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance& Air Solution Company. “Openness and strong partnerships with industry leaders is what will makesmart home technology more accessible and more convenient to consumers. And at the end of the day, that is what our smart home strategy is all about.”
The LG SmartThingQ Hub, SmartThingQ sensor and other intelligentproducts from LG will be on display atCentral Hall Booth #8204 ofthe Las Vegas Convention Centerfrom January 6-9. For more information about LG products at CES, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com/ces2016.
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About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company
The LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, air conditioning and air quality systems. The company is creating total solutions for the home with its industry leading core technologies. LG is committed to making life better for consumers around the world by providing thoughtfully designed products, including refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, cooking appliances, vacuum cleaners, built-in appliances, air conditioners, air purifiers and dehumidifiers. Collectively, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, great savings and compelling health benefits. For more information, please visit www.LG.com/uk.
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