Collaboration to Create Hospitality TVs With Integrated Control4 Automation System
AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2008 - Control4® Corporation and LG Electronics today announced plans to co-develop an integrated automation system for HDTV sets that will allow hotel guests to control lighting, room temperature, draperies and entertainment systems through the television with a single remote control.
The companies are collaborating on a card, based on the proven Control4 Operating System, C4iQ™, which would be integrated with LG Electronics’ hospitality HDTVs via their unique interface port – eliminating the need for a separate controller box.
“Integrating our automation operating platform with LG hospitality TVs represents a new chapter for Control4 and the industry,” said Will West, chief executive officer at Control4. “We couldn't be more pleased to work closely with LG, the leading provider of HDTVs to the lodging industry, to tap the powerful processing power of their TVs with our control software. There is no better screen of choice than your TV for managing all the automation features and functionality that Control4 enables.”
Richard Lewis, senior vice president of technology for LG’s U.S. R&D subsidiary, said, “With the inroads Control4 has made in the lodging industry, we believe this is the right time to collaborate on an integrated solution that will deliver a superior guest experience, with more features and convenience than a set-top box approach. We look forward to working with Control4 to extend the use and functionality of flat-panel HDTVs beyond entertainment into control and automation for hotel guests.”
Control4 is the platform for today’s digital home and hotels. It is the first company to make custom automation a practical option for any residence. The company makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems. By allowing leading consumer electronics products to easily work together, Control4 provides effortless entertainment, comfort, convenience and peace of mind to owners everywhere. Control4's affordable and easy-to-use software and hardware products enable home theater and television control, multi-room music, smart lighting, temperature control and security integration, through a range of on-site and over-the-web remote control technology. The company delivers both wired and wireless solutions that can be installed in existing properties as well as new construction. Leveraging IP technology, Linux, ZigBee, WiFi and Ethernet standards, Control4 has tackled the problem of too many remote controls and a proliferation of disparate digital gadgets with no connectivity standards. Visit www.control4.com for more information.
ABOUT LG COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
LG Commercial Products, a division of LG Electronics USA, serves lodging and hospitality, digital signage, business-to-business (systems integration and industrial), healthcare, and channel markets (education and government). Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Commercial furnishes a broad range of products and services tailored to the particular needs of various business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $44 billion global leader in digital display, digital media, home appliance and mobile phone products. For more information, please visit www.lgsolutions.com.
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