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Control LG THINQ Appliances By Smartphone

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Jan 4, 2011, 7:35 AM   by Philip Berne

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, LG will show off a new series of appliances with its so-called THINQ feature. THINQ will let smartphone and PC users control the appliances remotely. The system will offer diagnoses and information about the appliances, which will include ovens, refrigerators, washers and dryers. Users will be able to monitor the contents and temperature of their refrigerator, manage wash cycles in the washer, or see alerts when an appliance door is left open accidentally. THINQ appliances will also notify users if service is necessary, and will help technicians troubleshoot problems.

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Jan 4, 2011, 8:48 AM

Pretty Cool.

This is evident of upcoming technology. GE, Raytheon, Wirlpool and the other manufactures in this area, are also close to releasing their iteration of remote operations.

I have been working with similar technologies in the past year to upgrade restaurants with wireless remote operations. This will allow Owners/ Managers to access and observe daily conduct of their stores as well as monitor the efficiency and operations of their equipment. This type of technology requires a large amount of programming and accuracy. New technologies such as WiMAX and LTE are perfect candidates for handling such data usage.

I love my job and I also love learning about the wireless industry. This type of news allows the integration of both worlds for me ...
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