LG Electronics is further improving the in-patient experience with the introduction of a new 42-inch class (42.0 inches measured diagonally) hospital-grade HDTV, the industry’s largest screen size for patient rooms. LG’s 42LD6DDH LCD hospital TV will allow for larger-sized text and on-screen menus to better educate and entertain patients.
The new display will begin shipments in November 2011.
“LG’s new 42-inch class health-care HDTV will provide hospitals with a large format display solution for patients who read and navigate on-screen menus and text from near their hospital bed, which can be anywhere from 12 to 15 feet from the footwall-mounted TV,” said Ron Snaidauf, vice president, Commercial Displays, LG Electronics USA. “A screen this large allows patients to read text and navigate menus easier than before. It will significantly improve the overall in-patient experience.”
LG’s advanced setup options allow for establishing a default start channel and volume level as well as minimum and maximum audio levels for a positive, comfortable experience in semi-private patient rooms. The 42LD6DDH boasts a wide viewing angle to offer patients, family and visitors a detailed, clear picture from virtually anywhere in the room.
Committed to energy efficiency, LG built the 42LD6DDH with “EcoSmart” technology which can reduce power consumption in various ways that lead to cost savings for hospitals. LG’s Dynamic Power Savings technology will automatically reduce the power consumption based on varying brightness of video programming. Hospitals can also set a static backlighting value, which can reduce power consumption to increase energy savings overall. LG’s Power Management feature enables the 42LD6DDH to auto-power off if there has been no interaction for a pre-selected period of time.
Snaidauf explained that the 42LD6DDH comes equipped with LG’s innovative Pro:Idiom digital rights management (DRM) system for delivery of premium HDTV content to commercial displays from cable, satellite and video-on-demand services. The de facto industry DRM standard, Pro:Idiom provides a simple, easy-to-use user experience while still offering high-quality security and content delivery capabilities for providers.
LG expanded its support of Pillow Speaker compatibility to support multiple codes to offer hospitals a wide range of compatibility with existing nurse-call systems. The television is compliant with UL 60065 Annex Q safety requirements; FCC Part 15 Class-B, ICES-003; RoHS; and CEC (California Energy Commission) standards. It also includes key features such as USB Cloning capabilities, MPI interface port and LG’s two-year limited warranty.