LG to Unveil New "Total Smart Solution" Home Appliances at CES 2011

  • Posted on: 2 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

LG Electronics has big things in store for the connected home category at this year’s consumer electronics show. The company is planning to change to way we interact with our home appliances; these include clothes dryers, washing machines, microwaves, entertainment systems and refrigerators.  These systems according to the Korean times will be web-enabled to interact with us through our home network and has the ability to self-diagnose malfunctions and flaws.

The LG total smart solution set will be smart grid aware and using the web-enabled interface you will be able to communicate with the appliances to monitor, control and manage their energy use.  ``We believe that 2011 will be the year when the market for smart appliances begin to shape up,’’ said Lee Young-ha, the director of LG’s home appliances business.

The smart refrigerators features a ``food management’’ program that updates the user on the food items left on the shelves as well as their expiration dates. Using its internet connectivity the microwaves will download new recipes. Using smart phone or some other internet enabled hand held device – tablet, users can check.

You might remember in September LG and Plex announced that LG will be integrating Plex’s open media management solution into its Netcast HDTVs and Blu-rays.  Well, LG has confirmed that they will be demonstrating these Plex enabled Netcast™ Connected HDTVs and Blu-ray devices at CES2011 as well.

See also: Connected Home Predictions for CES 2011