LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the proven Pro:Centric applications platform, LG Electronics' newest patient-room healthcare TVs offer hospitals new levels of operational savings and designed with patient satisfaction in mind. LG's new LQ630H LED TV series enables the patient-room displays to become administrative tools for hospitals as well as an information hub and means for enhanced entertainment options for patients.
"Creating the next generation of hospital patient-room TVs that included our Pro:Centric platform was an easy decision when you consider the dual benefits that these advanced patient room TVs bring to hospitals and patients," said Ron Snaidauf, Vice President for LG Electronics USA's business-to-business electronics division. "Pro:Centric's ability to deliver pertinent hospital information and high-definition entertainment programming, will make the inpatient experience more comfortable and informative."
Saving Staff Time, Hospital Money
LG's new LQ630H LED series incorporates the Pro:Centric Applications Platform, which enables Java and Flash-based applications to run on the TV. Systems Integrators (SI's) can use this standards-based application platform to offer patient-room television interactivity that creates a more "home-like" user experience and streamlines how hospitals deliver patient information to provide more personalized patient data and education based on individual preferences. Hospitals can also personalize templates including colors, themes and billboard advertisements. The ability to quickly and easily add or update information creates real savings in printing costs and allows for a more convenient presentation of information to patients. Patients can access the TV and interactive application screens from a bedside Pro:Centric-enabled Pillow Speaker.
The LQ630H series also includes features that make it an easy retro-fit into the current infrastructure of most hospitals. By utilizing LG's "Express Script" installation feature the TV can be ready for operation in only eight simple steps. Moreover, an entire network of LQ630H's can be managed from one remote location when utilizing LG's head-end management devices, the Pro:Centric Server (PCS150R) or Free-To-Guest Management Appliance (FMA-LG101). So, instead of having a staff member manually adjust settings (such as frequently-changing channel lineups, the start volume and other menu settings on each individual TV), updates can be made and distributed across the network all at once, saving the hospital both time and labor costs.
Enhancing Patients' Stay
In addition to its ability to offer patients information about the hospital and their stay, the LQ630H series enables enhanced entertainment to make their stay more enjoyable. Pro:Centric and embedded b-LAN make it possible for the LQ630H Series to display Video On Demand (VOD) services, similar to those available at home and in hotels, through a host of interactive system providers, and with the right application, patients will be able to access premier high definition (HD) content. LG also incorporates its industry-standard Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, Pro:Idiom, which allows the TV to display protected HD content in commercial environments. Pro:Idiom is designed to transmit encrypted HD content from commercial cable, satellite and video-on-demand services, protecting the providers' content and delivering HD video to viewers.
Energy Smart, Hospital Approved
As ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2012, LG kept efficiency in mind when designing the LQ630H LED series, meeting the requirements for ENERGY STAR 5.3 compliance. For advanced energy savings options, LG included "EcoSmart" technology designed to reduce power consumption, thereby providing cost savings for hospitals. LG's Dynamic Power Savings technology will automatically reduce the power consumption and backlighting based on ambient lighting conditions. Hospitals can also set a standard brightness and power consumption to increase energy savings overall - LG's optional Power Management feature enables the TV to auto-power off when there has been no interaction for a pre-selected period of time.
The televisions are compliant with UL 60065 Annex Q safety requirements; FCC Part 15 Class-B, ICES-003; RoHS; and CEC (California Energy Commision) standards. Key features also include USB Cloning capabilities, MPI interface ports and LG's two-year limited warranty.
The LQ630H is available now in 22-, 26- and 32-inch class sizes. For more information on the LQ630H series, please visit: www.lgsolutions.com
About LG Electronics USA HE B2B Division
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business 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 $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.