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LG Electronics Captures 11 CES ’Innovations’ Awards


With its premium quality, innovative design, enhanced consumer value and contribution to the quality of life, LG Electronics is being recognized at the International CES® for its design and technical excellence with 11 prestigious CES 2007 Innovations awards.

With more than 50 CES Innovations awards over the past four years, LG has won accolades across multiple categories, including Video Displays, Home Theater Accessories, Home Appliance, Wireless Peripherals and Wireless Communications.

“Superior innovation, technological advancements, functionality and design are at the core of our product development,” said Michael Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics North American Headquarters. “We are proud of our 11 honorees and that LG continues to be recognized as a leading innovator in the global consumer electronics industry.”

LG Electronics products honored with 2007 CES Innovations Awards are:

Video Displays

* 42-inch Plasma HDTV w/ OCAP (42PC1DN) – The 42PC1DN features built-in OCAP (open cable application platform) technology, multistream CableCARD capabilities and interactive capabilities, as well as high-definition content and interactive services like Video-on-Demand and PayPerView.

Home Theater Accessories

* Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit (ACC97WK) – LG’s ACC97WK, a wireless rear speaker kit, eliminates wires from the main unit to the rear speakers, allowing for convenient speaker placement options. It is compatible with any LG and even most competitors’ home theater systems. The unit’s digital Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum transmission technology ensures reliable high-quality audio performance in any home environment.

Wireless Communications

* Chocolate by LG (VX8500) – Featuring a super-slim style for sophisticated palettes, consumers can indulge in the luxury and innovation of Chocolate by LG. The Chocolate’s sleek, ultra thin minimalist style and silky-smooth slide design is perfectly complimented by its glowing red touch sensitive keypad. The keypad is the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. and can be used to navigate phone menus as well as the integrated MP3 player.

* LG FUSIC (LX550) – The FUSIC by LG is a mobile phone designed with the music lover in mind. A cool, thin phone, the FUSIC looks, feels and plays like a portable music player and proves to be the ideal device for on-the-go users seeking a fully featured phone. Additionally, the FUSIC is the first mobile phone in the U.S. to feature an FM Transmitter for listening to music through a radio or car stereo.

* LG Bluetooth® Stereo Lanyard Headset (HBS-110) – Talk or listen to music hands free with the Bluetooth Stereo headset from LG. The Bluetooth Stereo Headset is comfortable, easy to use and provides high quality stereo sound with up to six hours of music play.

* LG AX490 Featuring Fastap – in conjunction with Digit Wireless – The AX490 featuring Fastap is a mobile phone designed to make mobile life simple for the today’s consumer. The LG AX490’s sleek clamshell design and full alphanumeric Fastap keypad combines functionality with style that mobile consumers look for in today’s devices. The Fastap keypad can be used for easier discovery, access and use of the mobile handset and mobile operator key services such as Messaging (SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, Mobile Email) and the Mobile Internet.

Wireless Peripherals

* LG Bluetooth® Stereo Lanyard Headset (HBS-110) – Talk or listen to music hands free with the Bluetooth Stereo headset from LG. The Bluetooth Stereo Headset is comfortable, easy to use and provides high quality stereo sound with up to six hours of music play.

Home Appliances

* LG Control Center Laundry with AdaptAble™ Control – The Control Center Laundry with movable AdaptAble™ Controls provides the space saving convenience of stackable laundry without compromising capacity and easy-to-reach controls. The Adaptable control of the dryer can be placed on the top of the unit for side-by-side installations, or moved to the bottom for a stack configuration, ensuring the control is always at a convenient height and is versatile enough to suit a consumer’s changing needs.

* LG Dual-Convection Electric Range – A first-of-its-kind dual-convection range that promotes even cooking of food and helps reduce pre-heating time – ultimately delivers enhanced convenience and functionality to consumers. LG’s Dual-Convection Electric Range utilizes two convection fans, each surrounded by a heating element, that work in concert to provide more even baking and faster roasting of food.

* LG Three-Door Refrigerator with Linear Compressor – The industry-first Panorama™ Three-Door Refrigerator addresses consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products by incorporating a high-efficiency linear compressor, which results in increased energy savings and reduced noise for users. Overall, this new model is expected to exceed the current Energy Star® rating up to 10 percent.

* LG Three-Door Refrigerator with Vertical Dispenser – An industry first, the new LG Panorama™ Three-Door Refrigerator incorporates an extra-tall (10+ inches) vertical water dispenser which provides added convenience and a unique, sleek, stylish design. An LCD display panel and stainless steel control buttons are vertically arranged to the left of the dispenser, creating a taller ice and water access zone. The unit also incorporates revolutionary refrigeration technology that places the icemaker within the freezer compartment located at the bottom of the unit.


Based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., LG Electronics USA, Inc., (LGEUS) is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $43.4-billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LGEUS sells a wide range of digital display and digital media products, digital appliances and mobile phones under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit


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