LG Business Solutions USA has introduced two new “affordable” series of 4K UHD digital signage displays aimed at retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels, stadiums and offices. Both the UL3G and US340C series are native 4K (3840 x 2160) and include sizes in a dozen models ranging from 43 to 86 inches.
The UL3G is a smart display series with a built-in System-on-Chip (SoC) powered by a webOS operating system with what LG calls an intuitive user interface and content playback without the need for a media player. The embedded webOS Signage 4.1 platform unlocks the opportunity to utilize LG’s webOS Signage ecosystem of third-party software applications.
Along with being the first value-tier signage product to offer full webOS Signage capability, the UL3G series offers a number of high-power features often found in premium models. The UL3G series features Wi-Fi content mirroring, Beacon and Bluetooth Low Energy that enable mobile device access to coupons and other shareable items. These displays also act as a wireless access point for mobile devices, ensuring solid connection and strengthening a business’ wireless network. Designed for 16/7 use, each model offers 8GB of built-in memory and 350 nits of brightness. The series supports SuperSign Control, Control+ and Media Editor so users can maximize the utility of their display networks.
The entry level commercial TV signage US340C series has removed the Wi-Fi capability, making it an ideal solution where network security is a priority, like government, financial and even some educational applications. The series supports SuperSign Control, provides 300 nits of brightness and includes a pair of integrated 10-watt stereo speakers. It is recommended for applications requiring up to 16 hours of daily runtime.
LG’s IPS panels in most UL3G and US340C models (except 50-inch) deliver 4K UHD resolution of 2,160 x 3,840 pixels with excellent off-axis viewing angles and color accuracy. All models each support HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) that efficiently compresses or decompresses high-capacity 4K content, providing ultra-high quality video playback with half the network traffic of the existing H.264 codec. Both series are TAA compliant, have been certified Crestron Connected for high compatibility with professional AV controls and include LG’s three-year limited warranty for commercial displays. Each series provides options to fit a variety of spaces with models in 43-, 50-, 55-, 65-, 75- and 86-inch class sizes.