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06/17/2009

LG Electronics Digital City Highlights Advanced HDTV, Monitor and Storage Technologies at InfoComm 2009

Diverse Product Line Integrates Sleek Design, Energy Savings, Enhanced Connectivity Options

LG Electronics Digital City Highlights Advanced HDTV, Monitor and Storage Technologies at InfoComm 2009

Diverse Product Line Integrates Sleek Design, Energy Savings, Enhanced Connectivity Options

ORLANDO, June 17, 2009 - From retail environments to hotel rooms, from schools and wellness centers to corporate spaces, the LG Electronics “Digital City” at InfoComm 2009 (booth # 5321) showcases the company’s advanced display technologies and installation flexibility.

With new designs and enhanced connectivity options on HDTVs and network options with “Smart Vine,”monitors and Network Attached Storage, LG is helping organizations conduct business more efficiently and effectively. Advanced Pro:Centric™ technology on select LCDs allows for the customization of the viewer experience, providing the platform for easy channel searching, Internet data and applications designed to connect guests to hotel services such as room service and spa menus. And connected LCD Smart Vine monitors and Network Attached Storage make it easier than ever for schools and other teaching environments to share information.

“As a global leader in the flat panel industry, LG Electronics is creating diverse technology solutions for a variety of environments,” said Ron Snaidauf, vice president, Commercial Products, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. “LG’s versatile HDTVs and monitors can transform the look and feel of almost any space while simultaneously reducing energy output and enhancing the end user experience.”

Connectivity is King
LG Electronics is building on its advanced display capabilities by combining both connectivity and networking options. From long-term care applications to education and hotel environments, LG has high-definition solutions aimed to maximize the user experience.

Long Term Care Applications
Illustrating the importance of connectivity in Long-Term Care facilities, LG’s new LH210C series is compatible with the single cable Auto-Sensing Remote Jack Packs (RJPs). These RJPs allow residents, visitors and staff to multi-task on laptops and MP3 players while enjoying in-room entertainment, all on LG’s compatible flat-panel TV. These RJPs exceed competitors’ connectivity panel technology, by offering auto-sensing and separation of audio and video for easy connectivity and enjoyment of content. Multiple mount options, including desk back splash, wall mount, desk or tabletop mounting, let the RJP blend into the room’s design, allowing Long-Term Care providers to choose the best installation option for the space.

Education Applications
For learning environments, LG Electronics is demonstrating new Smart Vine monitors in the Digital City Education Center, allowing up to 11 users to connect to a single PC with each user running their own applications (NComputing PCI Card Kit required and sold separately). Smart Vine monitors use virtual desktop software to connect to an existing PC and redistribute that computer’s resources to several users simultaneously. The software divides the computer’s resources into independent sessions, maximizing the bandwidth to the fullest extent. For A/V professionals and integrators, this provides easier installation and reduced maintenance, IT support and energy consumption compared to multiple computers. Workstations that employ the Smart Vine Monitors will also benefit from less heat and noise typically generated by multiple PCs. Available in 17-inch (model N1742L-BF)* and 19-inch (model N1941W-PF)* class sizes, the monitors can fit in a variety of environments.

The Education Center also highlights LG’s Networked Attached Storage (model N4B1), the world’s first NAS device with a built-in Blu-ray™ rewriter. With a scalable storage solution through four hot swappable bays, the N4B1 delivers data archiving and automatic disc back up features. The N4B1 is a cost-effective way for teachers and education administrators to securely save confidential student information and curriculum documentation.

The built-in Blu-ray writer on the N4B1 serves as a secondary storage medium for data expansion with each disc holding up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This large storage capacity is beneficial for growing school departments or administrators and those who are looking to managing large amounts of data. Compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems the N4B1 allows for installation in a variety of educational environments. Teachers and administrators on different operating systems can easily collaborate, share and store data, whether directly connected to the NAS, on a network, or over the Internet.

New to LG’s education systems, an electronic whiteboard takes touchscreen technology to the next level, allowing those in the education and corporate environments to collaborate in new ways. A 60-inch class plasma, model ILB-60P*, incorporates a sensor that supports camera image reading technology, which senses touch and displays the handwriting on the computer screen. Touch/handwriting is available by various means, including fingers, pens or other hard tools with a response time of under 8 ms.

The LG interactive whiteboard system can be used with an existing electronic screen and in conjunction with a variety of educational tools and internal devices. It allows teachers or presenters to select and display PC, video, and EBS content for students while writing or marking the material displayed on the screen.

Hotel Applications
New LCDs equipped with Pro:Centric™ technology allow hoteliers to customize the in-room experience, providing the platform for an Interactive Electronic Program Guide (IEPG) with advanced channel search and selection capabilities, for easy channel and program searching.

Highlighted in the LG Digital City Hotel Room vignette, model LG700H (available in 32-, 37- and 42-inch class sizes*) is LG’s first Pro:Centric enabled LCD HDTV that allows hoteliers to customize the entire in-room experience. With Pro:Centric, hotels can specialize a welcome menu with unique authoring tools and java-enabled technologies. Hotels can also deliver guest services and features such as room service menus, spa services, and golf course schedules at the touch of the remote. Without the need for additional hardware such as set-top boxes, Pro:Centric helps eliminate clutter from the room.

Sleek Design, Advanced Technology
Illustrating how technology and design can go hand-in-hand, the LG Digital City’s Lounge and Hotel areas highlight a variety of new plasma and LCD models. LG’s newest plasma, model PS60C, incorporates a unique frameless “single layer” design for the appearance of a single pane of glass, creating for a sleek look in any setting.

  • PS60C series plasma HDTVs – Available in 50- and 60-inch class sizes, the PS60C* includes Full HD 1080p resolution and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 for a crisp, clear viewing experience.

LG’s LCD models on display at InfoComm 2009 illustrate the importance of combining high-definition technology with easy programming so that both the user and the integrator can appreciate

  • 52LG50DC series LCD HDTVs – Available in a 52-inch class* size, this model features a USB 2.0 input for photos and music, allowing guests to view images from their digital camera or play music from their MP3 through the HDTV, as well as 1080p resolution allows full high-definition experience; Public Display Settings for ease of setup of commercial features; Backlight Dimming Control.
  • LG30DC series LCD HDTVs – Ideal for public settings, this series features USB cloning capabilities (42-, 37- and 32-inch class*) and for easy programming and Public Display Settings. Additional features include Dynamic Power Savings; Auto-Sensing Remote Jack Pack Compatibility (42-, 37- and 32-inch)

Both plasma and LCD models are equipped with Invisible speakers and Clear Voice Technology. The Invisible Speaker system, tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson, incorporates the speakers into the bezel surrounding the screen, giving a sleek appearance and hiding unsightly speaker grills. This new system is not only stylish, but delivers a wider “sweet spot.” It also allows hoteliers to easily wall mount or place these TVs into smaller armoires, because the integrated audio system requires less room than typical side-mounted speakers. With LG’s “Clear Voice II” technology, consumers and hotel guests experience a 12-level voice control that enables an adjustment to the voice frequency providing clearer sound despite loud background noise.

“EcoSmart” Technology Saves Energy
LG’s EcoSmart™ technology in new HDTVs allows for multiple manual and automatic options for energy conservation, making it ideal for a corporate and lodging environments looking to save on energy costs and provide “green” accommodations for their patrons. Select LG plasma and LCD models are Energy Star ® 3.0 and RoHS compliant. LG’s LG700H series is also the first Pro:Idiom model to achieve the new Energy Star 3.0 rating.

The new Dynamic Power Saving modes on both plasmas and LCDs help hoteliers conserve energy. For hotels looking to reduce energy output, these settings provide the option to adjust power consumption and provide an optimal picture settings based on the incoming video.

On LG’s LCDs, Dynamic Power Savings reduces power consumption and optimizes picture settings, while Static Power Savings allows the installer to set the preferred power consumption level. Plasmas feature three power saving modes which also provide a choice in the maximum power consumption level. This combination of automatic settings and options for manual adjustments helps facilities save on energy costs and allows for increased energy savings while still providing superior picture quality to guests. With the Intelligent Sensor feature, integrators can program the LCDs to respond to the ambient light in the room and automatically reduce brightness and energy output under most circumstances.

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 is comprised of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions.

LG Electronics Business Solutions
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, automotive 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, LG Electronics Business Solutions is poised for continuing rapid growth.

LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the $13 billion North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. The LG Electronics Business Solutions division of LG Electronics USA, serves customers in the digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers B2B technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. For more information, please visit www.lgsolutions.com.

CONTACTS:
John I. Taylor (847) 941-8181, jtaylor@lge.com
Ojas Naik (312) 397-6008, ojas.naik@lg-one.com

* 32LG700H 32-inch class/31.5-inch diagonal
* 37LG700H 37-inch class/37-inch diagonal
* 42LG700H 42-inch class/42-inch diagonal
* 50PS60C 50-inch class/ 50.0-inch diagonal
* 60PS60C 60-inch class/ 59.5-inch diagonal
*52LG50DC 52-inch class/52.0-inch diagonal
*47LG50DC 47-inch class/46.9-inch diagonal
*42LG30 42-inch class/42.0-inch diagonal
*37LG30 37-inch class/37.0-inch diagonal
*32LG30 32-inch class/31.5-inch diagonal
* N1742L-BF 17-inch class/17-inch diagonal
* N1941W-PF 19-inch class/ 18.5-inch diagonal
* ILB-60P 60-inch class/ TBD diagonal

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