LG Electronics Integrates Connectivity, Ease-of-Use, Energy Saving Technologies for Education Market
Network monitors, projectors and flat-panel products help schools stretch their technology budgets to create a more immersive, engaging classroom experience
"As cost continues to have a heavy influence in technology investments, our broad range of reliable, large-screen LCDs, monitor solutions, and flexible projectors are performance driven in order to maximize budgets and the student experience," said Jeff Dowell, vice president, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. "From information sharing, to the Internet, to broadcast content, LG's products take the best of technology to transform a static classroom into an interactive, engaging learning experience."
Leading the way is LG's Network Monitor solution that provides schools new ways to extend their technology budgets. This network solution provides a no-hassle virtual desktop computing option - available in both 11- and 31-monitor (model N+) configurations - for classrooms and education environments looking to reduce energy but still effectively engage and communicate with students without purchasing an individual PC per student.
For larger classroom display needs, LG's flat panel monitors and projectors allow for easy viewing of video, stills and presentations.
LG's Network Monitors are designed to help educators communicate and inspire their students with interactive lesson plans. This cost-effective solution uses 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. In the N+ Network Monitor solution, this can be done with up to 31 monitors placed anywhere in the building.
Workstations that employ the LG Network Monitors will also benefit from less heat and noise typically generated by multiple PCs - reducing the districts carbon footprint by requiring less electricity and air conditioning. LG Network Monitors can improve school computing immediately by:
-- Reducing computer purchase costs by 57 percent**
-- Lowering electricity costs by 85 percent**
-- Increasing computing access with less money
-- Bringing computing from the computer lab to the classroom for integrated learning
For school AV professionals and integrators, the Network Monitor solution (11 monitors) boasts easy installation and reduced maintenance. Additionally, with far fewer PCs to manage, IT staff can focus on more critical system functions.
With the proliferation of tech savvy students starting earlier and earlier, educational institutions must incorporate the same engaging technology content into teaching environments. One way districts can do this is through the use of projectors and flat panel displays.
For auditoriums, meeting rooms and more, LG's BX401 DLP projector displays content at a 300-inch maximum diagonal image from under 32 feet away with the brilliance of 4000 ANSI Lumens. With multiple connectivity options, the BX401C can display video from a variety of devices such as computers, DVD and Blu-ray players, DTV decoders and more with its HDMI inputs, USB port, RS-232C connection as well as two RGB inputs.
Other display options for classrooms and school administration include the use of digital signage monitors and flat panel HDTVs. LG's 42-inch class* (model M4224C) LCD digital signage monitor brings high definition to public displays. A Full HD 1080p resolution monitor, the M4224C features new LAN and video wall control for easy scheduling and dissemination of content. With an ultra-slim 16.9 millimeter bezel, the M4224C blends easily into education environments and can help school officials post class schedules or act as an emergency alert system for notifying students and staff across an entire school or campus.
For in-classroom displays, LG's LH200C integrated HDTV is available in 22-, 32-, 37- and 42-inch* class sizes and can display educational and informational programming in the vibrancy and detail of high definition enhanced by a 1366 x 768 display resolution and a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. For classroom settings, teachers can connect their PCs to the display to project an educational video or news story in a way that captivates students' attention more than a standard overhead machine. Specialized commercial features on the LH200C include public display settings, USB cloning capability and an RS-232C port which helps reduce installation time and maintenance costs. The 32LH200C also integrates EcoSmart(TM) energy saving technology.
Energy Saving Technology
LG's EcoSmart(TM) technology allows for multiple manual and automatic options for energy conservation, making it ideal for educational environments looking to save on energy costs.
New Dynamic Power Saving modes on LCDs help conserve energy, providing the option to adjust power consumption and provide optimal picture settings based on the incoming video. On LG 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. This combination of automatic settings and options for manual adjustments helps save on energy costs and allows for increased energy savings while still providing superior picture quality. 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.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division 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 Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. For more information, please visit www.LGsolutions.com.
* 22LH200C 22-inch/21.6-inch diagonal
* 32LH200C 32-inch/31.5-inch diagonal
* 37LH200C 37-inch/37.0-inch diagonal
* 42LH200C 42-inch/42.0-inch diagonal
**Example based on cost for setting up and operating a school computer lab with 22 workstations for 6 hours a day for 180 school days in a traditional PC environment (22 PCs and peripherals) versus an LG Network Monitor Solution environment. Electricity usage calculated at $0.1032 kWh (USEIA Electric Power Monthly data for September 2009, released 23/16/2009)
***Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
Source: LG Electronics USA, Inc.