Extron Working with LG Business Solutions to Develop Certified Control Drivers for LG Displays

Extron is working with LG Electronics USA Business Solutions to develop and certify control drivers for LG commercial displays. As you can imagine, this collaboration will result in more certified drivers to facilitate the integration of LG displays with Extron AV control systems.

This move should telegraph where Extron is headed – embedded control drivers or recognition to load and control displays. I suspect we will see more partnerships like this all 2017-long.

LG offers a commercial display products line, including its 86-inch Ultra Stretch displays, 4K Ultra HD monitors including  98” version, outdoor signage systems and video wall displays. Extron provides Ethernet, serial and IR control drivers for use with Extron MediaLink Plus controllers and IP Link Pro control processors.

The Extron configuration approach simplifies the development and programming of control systems. The library of thousands of Extron Certified device drivers enables system designers to easily and quickly deploy powerful control systems that are reliable, sustainable, and profitable. In addition to developing drivers, Extron engineers perform comprehensive interoperability testing on every LG display they receive.

Of course, Extron is here and LG’s Commercial division is here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..