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LG Monitors Take The Office To The Cloud

Seoul, South Korea

LG Electronics

really has its head in “the Cloud”
this week. First the company announced the

launch of the LG Cloud service

designed for three-screen applications, and
on Thursday it revealed an advanced P series of Cloud monitors for the office.

The new 23-inch
VMware-based Zero Client workstation monitors are designed to help companies
“do away with desktops and laptops altogether,” according to a statement.

Each monitor can
be networked to create a virtual computing system. They come packaged with
Cisco’s Universal Power over Ethernet (UPoE) technology, enabling centralized
resources, greater system security and reduced costs.

“These monitors
are a highly appealing option for the next-generation workspace architecture,”
stated J.J. Lee, LG Home Entertainment IT business unit executive VP. “The P series
combines two technologies — Cloud monitor networking and IPS panels — for a
combination that offers exciting new possibilities in terms of efficiency in
the workplace and gives LG a significant role in virtual computing.”

LG explained that
the P-series monitors are designed around a server-based model offering “a
range of unique benefits. First and foremost, because the software is managed
from a centralized network, there’s greater security from hacking, viruses and
spyware by allowing the data flow to be more easily monitored and blocked if

LG’s Zero Client
Cloud Computing technology also consolidates servers and requires less
hardware, the company said.

Each station is
tethered by a simple LAN cable, and requires only a keyboard and a mouse to

A CPU, memory and storage
are not necessary at the user end, which means employees don’t need to install
operating systems or software.

In addition, booting
speeds are faster than traditional desktops, and the entire system is in line
with eco-friendly green computing standards, LG said.

The P series uses
the VMware platform, which oversees server integration. VMware is an automated
virtual infrastructure that helps companies further reduce costs by managing
the network and ensuring system efficiency.

Because the
platform is automated, the delivery of IT services to each work station is
faster and compliance to system specifications is guaranteed, the company said.
The software also schedules secure back-ups and interruption-free system

Cisco’s UPoE
technology is said to have only minimal energy requirements and delivers power
over LAN cabling to networked devices. With the EnergyWise program, UPoE can
track power consumption and make adjustments in real-time for greater

UPoE technology
also eliminates cables and connectors, letting employees make better use of
their office space.

The 23-inch LCD
monitors use IPS rather than TN (twisted nematic) panels, which is said to
provide more life-like color reproduction and picture quality at a wider
viewing angle.

The N2311AZ also
reduces eye fatigue, making it the ideal monitor for visual-based occupations
like graphic design. System pricing was not disclosed.