Home control and automation experts RTI has announced that it has developed a driver for IP control of certain 2018 and 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs, including OLED and select NanoCell models. The new driver promises to simplify the integration of LG TVs over a network connection into RTI automation and control systems to enable improved control options in the home.
Integrators and installers will now provide their respective residential clients with a direct one-button access to external sources and up to 10 webOS apps on LG TVs, such as Hulu, Netflix, or YouTube. This facilitates control of TV screens using the RTI interface, and whereby home users can view feedback on volume levels, and the current source or app input. By connecting to LG displays via the network, the driver eliminates the need for integrators to run additional IR emitters or serial cables.
“LG has been producing televisions for over 60 years, and its technology has evolved to deliver an absolutely stunning home entertainment experience,” said Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. “We couldn’t be more excited to make it simpler for integrators to incorporate these popular displays into their customers’ RTI systems, and to provide users with one-button access to their favorite content sources.”
“At LG, we only team up with the most trusted names in home automation, and we are pleased to add RTI to our list of partners,” said Joseph Colombo, CI Technical Manager for LG. “With the company’s new driver, dealers can seamlessly integrate our latest displays into their customers’ smart homes to deliver a full-featured control experience.”
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