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07/11/2011

LG ELECTRONICS’ U SERIES NETWORK MONITORS DELIVER VIRTUALIZATION POWERED BY WINDOWS MULTIPOINT SERVER 2011

U Series Creates Multiple Virtual PCs with the Maintenance Costs of a Single Host PC

U Series Creates Multiple Virtual PCs with the Maintenance Costs of a Single Host PC

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011, -- LG Electronics USA today is unveiling its next-generation U Series Network Monitors at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Announced in fall 2010, the U Series is the world’s first built-in multi-computing desktop monitor system featuring Windows MultiPoint Server 2011.

“Many simple applications like internet surfing or word processing don’t require the full power of a single, dedicated PC,” said Y.K. Cho, senior vice president, Commercial Displays, LG Electronics USA. “By connecting the LG U Series Network Monitor system to a single host PC, the host’s processing power is virtualized on each monitor, creating an efficient networking solution with less hardware and lower maintenance costs.”

The host PC is easily connected to the LG U Series monitors via USB cables, which combined with a software installation allows for redistributed computing capabilities across all connected monitors. The individual U Series monitors don’t require additional software installation and are operational out of the box. LG’s linking technology allows multiple monitor connections through USB cables resulting in simple and clean installations. Depending on the capacity of the host PC, the U Series Network Monitors system can support up to 15 monitors.

“LG’s support of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and continued advancements in its integrated Network Monitors is helping provide educational institutions with efficient and cost-effective computing capabilities,” said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft Corp. “By connecting multiple monitors through a single PC powered by Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, the U Series Network Monitors solution enables easy set-up and maintenance while reducing technology expenses.”

LG Network Monitors deliver a cost advantage in terms of hardware acquisition, operation, power consumption and maintenance. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 helps educational institutions to provide more workstations to students and teachers with individualized Windows experiences at a lower total cost of ownership. In addition, the U Series solution is designed to be simple enough for someone with very little technical skills to set-up and manage a multiple monitor environment.

The U Series utilizes 19-inch class LED widescreen monitors (18.5 inches measured diagonally), which provide a bright, clear computing experience for productivity and multimedia applications. The monitors have earned an IEEE 1680 Gold rating, the most stringent and prestigious of three levels of compliance for environmental requirements for consumer electronics. For multilingual needs, each monitor is capable of independent optimization in different languages.

The LG U Series Network Monitors solution will be available in the U.S. in October 2011. Technical specifications and details of the U Series system can be found on LG’s Website at www.LGsolutions.com.

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

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 LG Electronics USA

John Taylor (847) 941-8181, john.taylor@lge.com

Ralph Jodice (312) 397-6064, ralph.jodice@lg-one.com                                  

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