LG today launched to market the first of its appliances embracing the very latest in smart technologies. Starting with smart refrigerators, LG this year will roll out a full spectrum of smart appliances that will transform living through innovative ways to save energy and improve convenience. The new smart LG refrigerator offers updates and information that can be accessed via smartphones and tablets. It offers three poweful smart savings options: late night saving, preferable time saving and the Smart Grid-ready. Late night saving and preferable time saving are currently available in the flat price system and both are extremely effective in saving energy. The Smart Grid-ready option, first demonstrated at this year’s CES, is a smarter function that allows for the savings of even more energy once local utility companies begin offering time-of-use pricing systems.
Smart Manager, LG’s food management system, informs users what is in their fridge, where it is and when it expires. This information is accessible via smartphones or tablets through Smart Access so users can have it at their fingertips when they are out grocery shopping or dining at a restaurant planning how to emulate the chef’s gourmet dishes at home. The fridge can even recommend healthy recipes based on what foods are currently available.
In addition, thanks to LG’s one-of-a-kind Smart Diagnosis function, LG’s smart fridge provides call center staff with all the information they need to identify any problem over the phone. The smart fridge also comes with Smart Adapt, which allows owners to keep their refrigerator software up-to-date with the latest upgrades, features and options. The smart fridge is also a source of useful information as it keeps track of daily schedules and dispenses regular weather reports. And instead of having to jot notes on sticky memos, family members can turn the fridge’s LCD screen into a note pad to leave messages for each another.LG’s smart refrigerators will be available in Korea starting this month and will be rolled out in other countries in the second half of 2011.
Via – [Fareastgizmos]