St. Paul, Minn. — LG Electronics said it received praise from members of the Republican National Convention for its role in bringing high-definition images to an estimated 45,000 delegates, alternates, volunteers, media and guests in attendance this week.
LG Electronics USA VP John Taylor and senior technology advisor Tom Campbell in the Hurricane Center at the 2008 Republican National Convention
It was also extolled for its contribution to the convention's Hurricane Information Center at the Xcel Energy Center, site of the 2008 convention. LG said its flat screens were exclusively used in the center where convention delegates tracked the storm, monitored its aftermath and communicated with displaced coastal residents.
Maria Cino, president and CEO of the Republican National Convention Committee, said in a release, "In addition to being [the] official HDTV provider, LG really delivered when we needed them," she said. "LG's technology enhanced the overall experience of our convention and we appreciate the company's strong role in the convention."
LG said it provided about 250 LCD HDTVs, ranging from 19-inch sets used in delegate kiosks, to 32- and 37-inch models in the VIP lounges, to 47- and 52-inch HDTVs throughout the convention.
At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, held last month, LG supplied 50-inch plasma screens in the DNC Media Pavilion, as well as LCD multivision displays in Denver's Pepsi Center, where the convention was held. The company said it also loaned plasma screens to the DNC
RNC Hurricane Information Center
Host Committee for the media lounge, while LGE's sister company, LG Display, was "Official Multivision Display Provider" for the Democratic National Convention. LG Display provided 100-inch high-definition LCD multivision displays in Pepsi Center locations.
LGE also co-sponsored policy luncheons, attended industry events, and participated in discussions on key issues at both conventions.