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LG LAUNCHES PRO:CENTRICTM SET TOP BOX FOR U.S. HOSPITALITY MARKET
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015
 
Optimized Streaming Device Enhances Hotel Guest Room Experience

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 20, 2015 –LG Electronics has introduced a new set-top box that will bring the power and convenience of its Pro:Centric Internet-protocol tele-vision (IPTV) platform to even more hotel rooms. Available now, LG’s new hotel set-top box, the Pro:Centric Smart STB-3000, provides advanced smart interactive IPTV functionality as well as a broad range of compatible third party System Integrator appli-cations to RF-only legacy commercial televisions from LG and other brands.

The STB-3000 supports the same HTML5 development environment and Application Program Interface as LG’s Pro:Centric Smart IPTVs, so that the same third-party appli-cations developed by LG’s System Integrators partners can also operate on the set top box.

“The LG STB-3000 introduces a solution that addresses the needs of the hospitality in-dustry, allowing guests to utilize embedded applications and to stream media from smart devices to the in-room TV,” said Richard Lewis, vice president of B2B research and technology for LG Electronics USA. “LG is already a pioneer in the hospitality sec-tor with the Pro:Centric TV platform, and now with the STB-3000, more hotels have an opportunity to enhance their guest experience without replacing all their in-room TVs.”

The LG STB-3000 comes complete with brand new updates that optimize the user expe-rience including:

- An enhanced Pro:Centric platform which supports multi-threading, so that mul-tiple applications can be run simultaneously.

- Bluetooth® functionality that allows users to connect personal devices to stream music.

- Access to an expanded list of SMART applications, including Over The Top video services, and games. 

With an EZManager setup, the process is simplified with a “wizard” approach that walks the hotelier through simple manual set-up steps. Once completed, this setup can be cloned and easily deployed to other units using USB or automatically with a Pro:Centric head end server. 
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