LG to premier Smart ThinQ Hub, the smart home ecosystem, at CES 2016
LG Electronics (LG) is set to unveil the newest addition to its IoT ecosystem, the LG Smart ThinQ Hub, this week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The LG Smart ThinQ Hub was created to act as a gateway to smart sensors and connected appliances in the home, while also giving users the option to display reminders from personal calendars and stream music from its built-in speaker.
The Smart ThinQ Hub features a 3.5-inch color LCD display and connects to a smartphone app to facilitate two-way communication with smart appliances and smart sensors in the home. It monitors, controls and collects information from home appliances, such as washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and a variety of sensors. Data is displayed in the form of notifications on the LCD screen or announced through its speaker.
The Smart ThinQ Hub allows users to communicate via a single device, rather than several smartphone apps aligned with corresponding smart-enabled products.
"The LG Smart ThinQ Hub is just another example of the open approach we believe is the future of the smart home," Seong-jin Jo, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company, said in a statement. "An open platform and strong partnerships with industry leaders are what will make smart home technology more accessible and more convenient to consumers. And at the end of the day, that is what our smart home strategy is all about."
The Smart ThinQ Hub is compatible with several other devices from manufacturers and service providers that support the AllJoyn Alliance open source framework in the form of smart home packages which will soon become available for purchase. The Energy Package consists of the Smart ThinQ Hub as well as smart lighting and an energy measurement sensor. The Safety Package will include the Smart ThinQ Hub, a Lowe's Iris motion sensor, a contact sensor and water leak sensor.