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Licenses Proprietary LTE Communications Technology to Wiko Parent Tinno Mobile
SEOUL, Dec. 2, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has signed an agreement to license all of its LTE standard essential patents (SEP) to Tinno Mobile, the Chinese parent company of European smartphone brand Wiko. The license covers all Wiko-branded phones sold by Tinno Mobile worldwide.
The recently completed arrangement is a strategic victory for LG, which filed three separate suits against Wiko in 2018 for infringing on its LTE SEPs. All cases were ruled in LG’s favor the following year, as were the two subsequent appeals filed by Wiko. The two companies were set to meet again in court this month, with LG seeking a sales ban on Wiko products in Germany, but came to an agreement three days before the new trial was set to begin.
LG has made protecting its intellectual property a key component of its business strategy in the era of mobility. As part of this broad strategy LG also filed legal action against TCL in 2019 for violating its intellectual property. Ruled in favor of LG earlier this year, the court granted a ban in Germany on the sale of TCL products containing LG technologies in addition to recall and destruction of TCL devices that had already been sold.
“Our agreement with Tinno Mobile is a positive outcome for all parties involved and will ultimately lead to better user experiences for consumers worldwide,” said Cho Hwi-jae, vice president and head of LG’s Intellectual Property Center.” Protecting our intellectual property is important to the many employees at LG who have invested countless hours and considerable efforts to developing the technology that improve our customers’ lives. LG is committed to licensing its standard essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms for the benefit of consumers everywhere.”
LG is already at work securing leadership in the next generation of mobile network technology, 6G, which is expected to be commercialized later this decade. In partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s foremost research university, LG established the LG-KAIST 6G Research Center in 2019 and is working closely with Keysight Technologies to further enhance its 6G core capabilities. Earlier this year LG achieved a groundbreaking milestone in 6G development at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin with the successful transmission of wireless 6G terahertz (THz) data over a distance of more than 100 meters outdoors.
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I have an LG OLED55B7A that has been rebooting randomly ever since I updated it to webOS 6.00.05 about 6 months ago. I have noted there is a new webOS version 6.00.20 available. Has anyone here had the same rebooting problem, and if so, did the latest webOS correct the issue?
In general, my setup has the LG tv doing as little as possible - it is simply a display for my Roku box via my AVR, as the TV's interface and apps slowly became completely unusable about a year after purchase. So, no ethernet, no WiFi, all services turned off, etc., and this helped with all of the performance issues, except the rebooting.
@ LG : if you ever read this - you have done a TERRIBLE job of managing the software on these TVs. webOS started off as a real alternative to all of the external set top boxes, but now, I will *never* *ever* buy another LG TV again, and I tell everyone I know to avoid them. Worst product management in the consumer electronics industry in the past 10 years.
Thanks fellow sufferers for any tips.
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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 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LG UNVEILS EXPANDED 2017 DIGITAL SIGNAGE PORTFOLIO, INTRODUCES NEW LG OLED, LED DIGITAL SIGNAGE
Innovative New Commercial LG OLED Displays, LED Displays and Indoor/Outdoor Solutions Headline LG’s Broad Product Line
LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2017 –
Solidifying its leadership role in the digital signage industry, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is showcasing the industry’s broadest commercial display portfolio at the 2017 Digital Signage Expo (DSE). Expanding its awardwinning commercial LG OLED family and LED Digital Signage lineup, LG boasts an expansive digital signage portfolio, which also features the unique 86-inch LG “Ultra Stretch” display, 4K Ultra HD monitors, outdoor signage systems and advanced video wall displays.
Attendees of LG’s booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall #100) at DSE 2017 will discover how LG delivers solutions that elevate the end-user experience by seamlessly integrating high-resolution displays in retail, restaurants, hotels, airports, schools, churches, arenas and more.
“LG is dedicated to providing solutions that help our customers improve their businesses and bottom lines,” said Dan Smith, sales vice president, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. “As display technology continues to evolve, LG is leading the industry with unique cutting-edge solutions – like the LG OLED Wallpaper display – that elevate businesses, streamline content and provide more benefits to customers than ever before.”
Innovative Commercial LG OLED Solutions
LG Electronics expanded the award-winning commercial OLED lineup with a number of new, innovative displays for high-end installations including the LG OLED Wallpaper, LG OLED Video Wall, “In-Glass Wallpaper” LG OLED display and Open Frame LG OLED display. (See separate news release.) The proprietary LG OLED technology delivers awe- www.LGsolutions.com 2 inspiring picture with perfect blacks and incredible color, even from wide viewing angles, unlike any LCD/LED display can deliver. The new LG OLED displays join the highly acclaimed Dual-View Curved Tiling and DualView Flat LG OLED displays, available now. LED Digital Signage Exhibiting its strong commitment to the giant-screen video market, LG announced a host of new Indoor LED display solutions, including 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0mm pixel pitch displays. The new displays developed by LG Electronics boast outstanding color contrast, saturation and brightness levels. The addition of these display solutions bolsters LG’s LED display portfolio, which now includes both indoor and outdoor options for a variety of installations, including retail spaces, sports stadiums, transportation hubs and hospitality applications.
The 1.0 and 1.5mm pixel pitch displays are available now, and the 2.0mm pixel pitch display will be available later this year. Durable Outdoor Solutions For customers looking for a high-performance LED-backlit LCD flat-panel display that can withstand nature’s elements, LG launched the 75-inch class XE3C Outdoor Display, which joins the company’s popular 55-inch class model. The XE3C series features technologies that make it a well-suited solution for delivering messages in outdoor spaces. LG’s unique display technology provides a temperature tolerance that helps alleviate a common problem of screens overheating, affecting picture quality. The XE3C series also features enhanced thermal management with an environmentally sealed structure for waterproofing and protecting the display from dust and fumes. The display can also prevent overheating without the use of an air filter and boasts a protective 7.5mm glass panel so the display outlasts accidental impacts in any outdoor environment.
Ultra-Bright Window-Facing Solutions LG’s portfolio also includes a high-bright Outdoor Window-Facing Display, the XS series, which is perfectly suited for installation inside the windows of retail shops in streets. The www.LGsolutions.com 3 XS series features (IPS) panel technology to ensure accurate color saturation and contrast at wide-viewing angles, even under high heat and brightness. The XS series also features enhanced brightness – up to 2,500 cd/m2, an ultra-thin depth of 84mm and support for LG’s WebOS platform making the XS series the ultimate screen for outdoor visibility. The display is the perfect choice for any in-window display due to its quiet operation - the display does not have a cooling fan, allowing it to operate under 25dB, which is quieter than a library. Advanced Video Wall Displays LG announced a new 49-inch video wall display, model 49VM5C, which complements the acclaimed 55-inch 55VH7B display in redefining the video wall category. The new display boasts a narrow bezel width of 0.9mm, allowing the displays to be connected seamlessly with each other to create a powerful and impactful image for an immersive experience that’s certain to capture any viewer’s attention.
The LG 49VM5C and 55VH7B video wall displays are selected for even the most demanding installations for their IPS panel technology, which ensures accurate color saturation, even from wide viewing angles, resulting in unparalleled picture quality. Featuring a high-performance SOC, which works with LG’s WebOS for Signage, each model is designed to be lightweight, which, combined with a slim depth, allows for easier product installation and maintenance. 4K Ultra HD Signage Displays Exemplifying leadership in 4K Ultra HD display technology, LG offers the broadest 4K UHD portfolio in the market, featuring two families of products with models ranging from 49- to 98-inches. LG announced the new 98-inch 98LS95D display, which delivers an immersive 4K viewing experience with four times the resolution as comparable full HD displays.
This display solution not only has the capability to display 4K native content and upscale content, but it can also divide the screen’s content layout up to four different images www.LGsolutions.com 4 on one screen – a feature customers are familiar with from LG’s 75- and 86-inch models. Additionally, LG’s 4K Ultra HD displays also support LG’s WebOS. Featuring unique solutions, LG 4K UHD portfolio boasts a sleek 86-inch Ultra Stretch Signage display (86BH5C), perfectly suited for a wide array of installations. This digital signage display measures just over seven feet long and features an amazing 58:9 bar-type display and LG’s Picture-by-Picture (PBP) technology, which allows the user to divide the long, rectangular signage into four seamless screens in landscape or portrait installations. LG’s 4K UHD portfolio offers a wide array of high-end display solutions perfect for any installation, including offices, hotels, airports, museums, retail spaces and more.
# # # About LG Electronics USA Business Solutions LG Electronics USA Business Solutions serves commercial display customers in the U.S. 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 Business Solutions 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 $48 billion global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com. Media Contacts: LG Electronics USA Kim Regillio 847 941 8184 [email protected] Joan Ong 312 397 6042 [email protected]