HB ON THE SCENE: LG Debuts New Smart IPTV
Monday November 11th, 2013 - 10:36AM DR
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NEW YORK—LG Electronics USA has debuted its next generation of interactive TVs that interface with guests’ smartphones and tablets.
Michael Kosla, VP of hospitality sales for the company, noted that the new solution will be a focus for the company in 2014, as many hotels that refreshed their TV platforms 7-9 years ago are looking to refresh again.
The LP870H series LED Smart IPTVs are built around the Pro:Centric platform. Available in 42-, 47- and 55-in. class sizes, the edge-lit LP870H TVs feature a Full HD 1080p display in an ultra thin cabinet with a slim bezel. These Internet-connected TVs include an embedded web browser and interactive applications support. They also feature LG’s EcoSmart technology for reduced power consumption and improved energy savings.
Designed for “second screen” support, they include Wi-Di, Wi-Fi Direct and LG’s Smart Mirroring technologies, which are used to pair guests’ mobile devices. This enables guests to view their own content on the large LED screen—directly with the TV or via an imbedded application from a system integrator partner. The LP870H series is built around the enhanced Pro:Centric platform with support for Java, Flash and HTML software.
Tags: LG • Hospitality • Guest Facing • Suppliers •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.