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LG Unveils Redesigned Magic Remote With Advanced Voice Control Technology
Redesigned Advanced Remote Creates Whole New User Experience When Viewing LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 19, 2012 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced an all-new Magic Remote for its CINEMA 3D Smart TV lineup in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The redesigned device adopts enhanced speech recognition capabilities that make executing commands simple, natural, interactive and conversational. The new design will continue to employ four control options – voice, gesture, point and wheel.
“LG is committed to providing innovative home entertainment solutions and the Magic Remote is a key pillar of the CINEMA 3D Smart TV user experience,” said Havis Kwon , President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “Building on an already impressive feature set, the latest version boasts more accurate speech recognition and its gesture, wheel and point control options makes the Magic Remote stand out as a truly intuitive device.”
The LG Magic Remote’s sophisticated voice control technology makes issuing a verbal command to the TV both simple and effective. New Natural Language Recognition software allows the user to talk in a more conversational manner.
As the heart of the home theater experience, the new LG Magic Remote serves as a universal control solution, maximizing convenience for the user with its ability to access and control an array of home entertainment equipment. Devices ranging from Smart TVs, set-top boxes, sound bars and Blu-ray players can be effectively managed with just one Magic Remote in the living room. With the point feature, the LG Magic Remote becomes an extension of the human body, making it an ideal motion-based video game controller. The wheel control is perfect for scrolling up and down web pages or zooming in and out when using applications. By making specific gestures with the remote, users can quickly access oft-used menus or perform frequently needed functions, saving valuable time. For example, a viewer can switch to a favorite TV channel just by writing the number in the air.
The Magic Remote comes in two highly functional models — one ships with LG’s premium CINEMA 3D Smart TVs and the other with the company’s standard CINEMA 3D Smart TV models. The premium Magic Remote features LED back-lit buttons for easy operation in the dark and also sports a more compact design, making it easier and more comfortable to hold. Commonly used buttons have been thoughtfully repositioned, resulting in an even more natural and enjoyable user experience.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in televisions, monitors, commercial displays, audio video systems, personal computers and security systems. The company constantly pushes technological boundaries to create feature-rich devices with stylish designs that meet global consumer needs. LG’s consumer products include CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, OLED TVs, IPS monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, car audio video systems, mouse scanners and external storage devices. LG’s commercial products include digital signage, video conferencing systems and IP security cameras.