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Advancing Business Portfolio with Greater Focus on Digital Transformation
SEOUL, Nov. 25, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that William Cho, its Chief Strategy Officer, will also take on the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer effective December 1. LG’s top strategist since 2019, Mr. Cho was responsible for establishing LG’s Business Incubation Center and fostering new businesses opportunities in the form of in-house ventures as well as startup partners during his six-year tenure as president of LG North America.
Having joined Goldstar in 1987 and spending four years in LG’s overseas office in Germany, Mr. Cho has a storied career including roles as president of LG Canada, Australia and the United States. A graduate of Pusan University, Mr. Cho received his master’s degree in business from Yonsei University in Seoul.
Other notable changes include the appointment of Kim Byoung-hoon as Chief Technology Officer. Currently serving as the head of the Future Technology Center, Dr. Kim is being promoted to executive vice president and will simultaneously assume the roles of Chief Technology Officer as well as the new Information and Communication Technology leadership position.
Jang Ik-hwan, a 31-year veteran of LG, is being promoted from SVP to EVP and will assume the top position at the Business Solutions Company after successfully growing the IT business portfolio to make LG one of the fastest-growing brands in the notebook, laptop and monitor business. SVP Eun Seok-hyun has been tapped to lead the Vehicle component Solutions Company as its third and newest president. Mr. Eun was previously responsible for growing the smart business division under the same company.
Going forward, the new leadership team will accelerate changes focusing even more on customer value in pursuit of growth with each business unit assuming greater responsibility. Toward this end, LG will reorganize its Customer Satisfaction Management Center into the new Customer Value Innovation Office with oversight by the CSO. The role of the CVIO will be to more effectively identify and incorporate customer feedback and pain points into the product planning, development and sales processes. In addition, the Customer Experience Innovation Department under the Home Appliances and Home Entertainment Companies will be upgraded to Customer Experience Innovation Division.
Also, to discover potential growth engines and expedite future innovations, the M&A department under the umbrella of the Chief Strategy Office will be elevated to division level for more resources. Similarly, to increase its focus on future trends and customer needs, LG’s Life Soft Research (LSR) department will be promoted to Life Soft Research Lab to increase its influence within the Design Management Center. And to speed up its digital transformation process related to customer experience, LG will elevate the AI Big Data department to division level under the watchful eye of the new Chief Data Office (CDO).
All appointments are effective Dec. 1 with promotions going into effect on the first day of the new year.
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LG Continues to Push the Limits of Future Mobility with Advanced ADAS Technology
SEOUL, Nov. 25, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) and Mercedes-Benz AG were named joint winners this week at the annual AutoSens Awards, a global celebration of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Every year the AutoSens conference recognizes companies for innovations in six categories of which LG was nominated in two: 2020 Vision Award and Hardware Development of the Year. The 2020 Vision Award was bestowed to LG and Mercedes-Benz in recognition of their influence, sustainability, contribution to the industry and inspiration to future technologies. The Hardware Development of the Year award was given to LG for successfully commercializing its front multipurpose camera technology beyond the concept stage. LG and Mercedes-Benz have been on ADAS camera technology for the past seven years, seeing the fruits of their labor commercialized in the new sedan which launched last month.
First started in 2015, the AutoSens Awards celebrates the best innovations and innovators in ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology. Every year, representatives from automakers, suppliers, research labs and academia take part in AutoSens online communities, conferences and training modules, exhibition events and workshops to better understand the fast-growing autonomous vehicle industry, which could not exist without ADAS technology.
Dr. Park Young-kyung, a Vision AI expert at LG, and Dr. Benjamin Marx of Mercedes-Benz’ multi-purpose camera team accepted the award and delivered a speech where they described the rewarding experience of working together for many years to develop a camera solution that improved real-life safety and met the strict European NCAP safety requirements. The state-of-the-art technology developed by the two companies is capable of taking advantage of deep learning and multi radar sensors to deliver significantly more environmental data to the central processing unit for analysis. More data results in better analysis and greater safety.
“Demonstration value to our automotive customers is the ultimate reward for LG,” said Dr. Kim Jin-yong, president of the LG Vehicle component Solutions Company. “Being honored together with Mercedes-Benz is very meaningful to LG as we strive to contribute toward innovation in future mobility.”
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It would be great if I didn't need to use an Amazon fire stick on my awesome oled tv to get the apps I want.
Please update the webos to at least 4.0 on modelsOLED65B6PB6
By Ted W
I've got an LG Smart TV 43UM 7400PLB and am looking to buy an external hard drive so I can pause live TV and record programs. I'm currently using a much smaller capacity USB which can't pause live TV and will soon be full.
I've read on various forums that certain hard drives won't work or that I'll need to buy a certain connecting cable.
I was thinking of buying a Seagate 2TB drive, (STGX2000400) which is around £55.
Can anyone recommend one or confirm that the Seagate one will be okay.
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Various Products from LG Recognized for Contributing to Innovation,
Including OLED TVs, Home Appliances and B2B Products
SEOUL, Nov. 11, 2021 – LG Electronics (LG) has been recognized once again for its excellence in technology at the CES Innovation Award, collecting a total of 24 accolades leading up to the largest industry trade show in January.
Every year the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) selects the most innovative products among those being unveiled at the organization’s trade show. For CES 2022, Innovation Award recognitions were extended to the most advanced and unique products among LG’s portfolio for the coming year. Most notably, this is the 10th consecutive year LG OLED TV has been recognized with a CES Innovation Award, a testament to the advanced technology behind LG’s industry-leading home entertainment product.
LG also received recognition for innovations for its home appliance products including LG InstaView® French-Door Refrigerator Objet Collection, LG tiiun, a new concept in indoor gardening, and LG PuriCare Air Purifier Pet featuring Multi-Filtration System with Photocatalytic Deodorization Filter along with a HEPA filter to capture harmful gases, odors, dust and other allergen-causing particles. LG One:Quick from LG’s B2B IT division also caught the judges’ attention for its unique video conferencing solution at a time when remote working has become the norm.
The full list of LG’s CES 2022 Innovation Award recipients will be announced in conjunction with LG’s press conference scheduled on January 4, 2021, ahead of CES 2022 taking place January 5-8, 2022.
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LG Business Solutions recently introduced digital signage to Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport. In particular, the company provided an LED signage totem in Terminal B. Featuring up to 1,000 nits of brightness, the totem provides Russian cultural showcases, animated clock towers and advertisements, according to a press release.
LG built a custom frame with an incorporated air cooling system for the totem and designed it so that each of the LED units had no visible gaps between them to craft a four-sided screen.
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Two digital art sculptures. 49-inch webOS display mounted on top of 86-inch 4K displays to provide airport information and advertising. 88-inch Ultra Stretch displays providing Russian culture vignettes. 49-inch webOS displays to guide customers to the check-in counters. "This project was the biggest and most impressive installation of digital signage in the Russian transportation industry," Ludmila Ignatova, general manager, Tegrus, an LG system integrator partner, said in the release. "Reliable product quality was very critical. For this, LG was the best partner we could have had, thanks to its global reputation as a leader in the digital signage industry."
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LG INTRODUCES ‘HEALTH PROTOCOL SOLUTIONS’ TO ASSIST ESSENTIAL AND RE-OPENING BUSINESSES New Suite of Indoor and Window-Facing Digital Signage Packages Dynamically Communicate Policies, Sanitization Standards, Real-Time Updates LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 19, 2020 –To help businesses relay important information to their employees, customers, visitors and patients, has introduced a suite of that allow businesses to dynamically communicate their policies, sanitization standards and real-time updates. Representing the first in LG’s all-new series of Health Protocol Solutions, these digital signage packages are designed for indoor and window-facing use in either landscape or portrait orientation. Each easy-to-use package includes a webOS Signage™ LG display, a Peerless-AV® SmartMount® Flat Panel Cart and a limited time free trial of content management software (CMS) that’s compatible with multiple webOS Signage software application partners. “More than ever, relaying important information to employees and customers is critical, and digital signage solutions allow businesses to update messaging as often as necessary, and as quickly and safely as possible,” said Dan Smith, vice president of business development, LG Business Solutions USA. “Our goal is to help businesses during this challenging time with easy-to-use digital signage packages that can be used now for displaying immediate critical messages and re-deployed later to communicate changing health protocols as employees return to the workplace.” For businesses like restaurants and retailers that require displays that are viewed from outdoors, the package includes a high-brightness 49- or 55-inch window-facing LG display (models 49XS4F and 55XS4F), a Peerless-AV SR560M cart and a free CMS trial. This solution allows retailers and restaurants to relay up-to-date messaging on their health protocols, hours, status, and more to prospective customers. For other businesses, such as grocery stores, medical clinics, pharmacies and offices that need to convey information to customers and employees indoors, the package consists of three LG display options – 49- and 55-inch 4K UHD models 49UH5C and 55UH5E and 55-inch Full HD model 55SM5KE – each with a Peerless-AV SR560M cart and a free CMS trial. These indoor displays can be used now to relay relevant safety and sanitization guidelines and can be easily repurposed for any other signage requirements later. LG’s Health Protocol Solutions digital signage packages are available now through select LG distribution partners, with more health protocol solutions coming soon. To learn about these solutions and our special discounted bundle pricing, link hidden, please login to view.
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Intuiface, provider of the world’s premier interactive experience creation platform, is pleased to announce support for the LG webOS operating system. All multi-touch content created with Intuiface software can now be run on all smart devices running webOS 3.0, 3.0+, and 4.0, including the LG TC3D series of Integrated Touch Boards with PCAP (projected capacitive) touch technology. With this announcement, Intuiface provides multi-touch signage option for webOS, enabling businesses to invest in and to realize the added benefits of interactive over passive signage.
Built from the ground-up with touch capabilities at its core, Intuiface is a no-coding software platform enabling any organization to create and deliver gratifying, purposeful, data-driven digital experiences that connect people to place, powered by the latest interactive technologies. Advantages of interactive digital content include deeper, lasting engagement thanks to real-time personalization and the ability to track user preferences in context, generating actionable business insights.
Organizations adopting webOS devices for digital signage distribution can now use the IntuiFace platform, empowering them to create personalized, template-free visual content, incorporate live connections to cloud-based data and APIs (including social networks, IoT, Web triggers), and adopt all core capabilities necessary for successful signage and kiosk deployments such as remote deployment, fine grained user data collection and analytics, scheduling, and the ability to work offline.
The marriage between the Intuiface platform and webOS is rooted in work by Intuiface to port its HTML5-based runtime (aka Player) to the touch-enabled webOS Web browser. The result - complementing Intuiface’s previous work for other platforms – enables users and partners to both manually access and remotely deploy interactive experiences simply by entering a URL.
The combination of Intuiface’s unique capabilities with the dramatically reduced total cost of ownership achieved by SoC-based LG webOS devices creates a compelling low-cost option in the signage market for content creation, deployment, and monitoring. It is estimated that projects built with these two platforms will reduce total cost of ownership by 65% and time-to-deployment by 50% over conventional display and content delivery approaches.
“Devices running LG webOS, coupled with premier PCAP touch technology, have a price point and convenience that make interactive signage deployments – the natural evolution of passive signage – an excellent choice for businesses of any size,” added Vincent Encontre, COO, Intuiface. “Thanks to our technology partnership with LG, Intuiface has been able to make interactive signage creation accessible as well. We believe the market will be amazed at what can be achieved, triggering a significant increase in interactive webOS-based projects.”
“Giving LG digital signage customers the ability to create multi-touch digital content through the Intuiface platform is consistent with our strategy to offer the best technology currently available in the industry,” said Jongjin Woo, ID Business Unit R&D Head, LG Electronics. “For organizations in search of an affordable, accessible path to creating interactive digital signage – even organizations with no development skills - Intuiface and LG offer a uniquely compelling, turnkey package.”
Interactive experiences built using Intuiface Composer can be published to a public or private cloud storage account and then downloaded and run, using Intuiface Player, on the PCAP-based LG TC3D Interactive Digital Boards as well as on any other LG display series running LG webOS 3.0, 3.0+, or 4.0. Both Composer and Player can be trialed for free – without a time limit – or licensed with an annual subscription. Information for getting started can be found here.
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LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2018 – Revolutionary Direct View LED and OLED technologies, ultra narrow bezel video wall displays and new-to-the-market digital signage solutions, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions are headlining the InfoComm 2018 trade show that opens
“Our major presence at InfoComm this year shows how LG prides itself on providing forward thinking, innovative solutions that are both highly functional and key business drivers,” said Garry Wicka, Head of Marketing, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. “As digital signage applications and technologies continue to advance, LG is committed to being at the forefront of innovation, whether it’s delivering new-to-the-industry solutions, innovative new product concepts, or expanding capabilities in our next-generation displays.”
Visitors to LG’s booth at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #2546) will experience first-hand LG’s full lineup of digital displays and their countless installation applications. For more information on LG’s commercial display portfolio, please visit www.lgsolutions.com.
Direct View LED Displays
Exhibiting its industry leadership in, and commitment to, the large-screen video market, LG offers a host of indoor and outdoor Direct View LED display solutions, including 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0mm pixel pitch indoor displays. LG’s Direct View LED displays produce outstanding color contrast, saturation and brightness levels and are now available for both custom order – and now, new pre-arranged bundle packages – for a variety of installation applications, including retail spaces, sports stadiums, transportation hubs and hospitality applications.
Commercial LG OLED Solutions
At InfoComm 2018, LG will introduce slimmer-bezel versions of the 65-inch Ultra HD “Wallpaper,” 55-inch Full HD “In-Glass Wallpaper,” and 65-inch Ultra HD video wall LG OLED displays with a new super-slim bezel overlap seam (see separate release). LG will also showcase the highly-acclaimed LG OLED Canyon, which first made a splash by wowing attendees at CES® 2018 with its winding LG Open Frame OLED panels in convex and concave configurations. LG’s proprietary OLED technology delivers perfect blacks, infinite contrast and incredible color from wide viewing angles, and are sure to elevate retail environments and art galleries with their cutting-edge picture quality.
Video Wall Displays
New in 2018 are 55-inch ultra-narrow 0.6 mm even bezel displays (model 55SVH7E) that can be combined to create one powerful and impactful video wall ideal for displaying content that resembles one continuous image as opposed to a collection of segmented panels. The new video wall expands LG’s portfolio of narrow bezel video wall displays, which includes VH7B, VM5B and VM5C series, all touting 0.9mm bezels. LG’s proprietary In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology ensures uniform, accurate color from virtually any viewing angle, empowering these video walls to produce unparalleled picture quality sure to capture any viewers’ attention.
One-of-a-Kind Digital Signage Solutions
Within its broad portfolio of transformative digital signage solutions, LG offers displays with inventive form factors and never-before-seen aspect ratios, including the LG Transparent Color LED film display and the LG Ultra Stretch displays. Building off LG’s highly-acclaimed Transparent LED Film display introduced at InfoComm 2017, LG now offers the same innovative display in color, delivering an entirely new category of displays to the market (see separate release). LG’s unique Ultra Stretch displays also redefine the creativity and flexibility possible for digital signage with their irregular aspect ratios and ability to act as stand-alone displays, be layered together, or be installed in a square pillar, making them a great fit for retail, wayfinding, transportation, museum and QSR applications.
Quick Service Restaurant Solutions
LG offers an array of technology solutions to meet the changing needs of the QSR sector, including ultra-narrow video walls, 4K UHD displays, Ultra Stretch displays, Transparent LED Film, and ultra-premium large format indoor and outdoor displays. LG’s unique outdoor kiosk displays come equipped with temperature tolerance technology to alleviate overheating and prevent compromised picture quality and their environmentally sealed structure for waterproofing protects the display from dust and fumes. All available indoor and outdoor displays in LG’s QSR digital signage portfolio utilize LG SuperSign, LG’s easy-to-use content management and editing software that offers seamless control from remote locations.
In-Room Hospitality Solutions
LG’s commercial display portfolio also includes a wide variety of guest-centric technologies for hospitality environments. Leading the 4K Ultra HD revolution for hotels is not only the first-ever OLED TV designed specifically for hotels (model EW960H), but also the unbelievably thin LG OLED Wallpaper Hotel TV (model 65EV960H), which is less than two-tenths of an inch thick. LG’s extraordinary OLED hotel TVs have already begun elevating the in-room experience for guests at hotels across the country with their perfect blacks, intense colors and infinite contrast. LG also offers seven series of LG 4K Ultra HD hotel TVs enhanced with LG’s Pro:Centric® interactive TV platform and the Pro:Idiom® digital rights management system, as well as a portfolio of products specifically designed for the hospitality market, including the LG Styler™
steam clothing care system and the LG PuriCare™ air purifiers with powerful cleaning and intuitive air quality sensors.
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