LG Electronics is working with Nest to provide various smart home services.
The former announced on Sept. 3, at the IFA 2014 scheduled for Sept. 5 to 10, that it will step up its cooperation with global smart platform providers for the purpose, and its partners include smart thermostat manufacturer Nest and Internet of Things (IoT) platform developer AllJoyn.
Nest, which was acquired by Google earlier this year, produces intelligent thermostats for household use. Users can input when they are away from and return to their homes on the Home Chat screen or the Nest terminal so that their smart electronics are set to suit their schedule. The terminal monitors its current mode on its own, even without user operation, to suggest the optimum mode.
When the user is out of the home, the refrigerator automatically enters a power-saving mode and the robot cleaner activates the Home Guard function. The air conditioner, smart lighting, and wireless multi-room audio are turned off at the same time, too. LG Electronics is planning to launch Home Chat services integrated with Nest within this year in the U.S. market.
In addition, LG is going to link its smart home electronics with AllJoyn, which is a member of the AllSeen Alliance for smart home platform development. In this case, home appliances’ operating states can be monitored on a WebOS Smart Plus TV.
At IFA 2014, LG Electronics will exhibit a variety of consumer electronics adopting the Home Chat service, ranging from washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, and air conditioners to robot cleaners, smart illumination, and wireless multi-room audio systems.