Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LG announces V-Series Cloud Monitors with Teradici Tera2 Chipset

LG Electronics today unveiled its next-generation Teradici Tera2 chipset-powered V-Series zero client cloud monitor called the CAV42, putting it at the head of cloud computing performance.

“The V-Series represents the next generation in LG’s expanding range of cloud monitors,” said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The V-Series employs the Teradici Tera2 chipset to enhance the features offered by its predecessor. The V-Series provides better picture quality than previous models and is an ideal solution for any company or large organization.”

LG’s V-Series is availablein two sizes – 23-inch (16:9 aspect ratio) and 19-inch (16:10 aspect ratio). The Tera2 chipset helps reduce power consumption by operating at fewer than 6 watts of typical system power compared to the Tera1 chipset, which operates at fewer than 15 watts of typical system power. Adopting the TERA2321 chip also gives Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users a more powerful processor capable of processing pixels up to five times faster (50 Mega Pixels per second from 10 Mega Pixels per second) than previous P-series cloud monitors containing the Tera1 chip. This can result in a better multimedia experience due to smoother video playback in some instances. The new chipset supports DDR3 RAM for faster and more energy efficient memory and enhanced image quality.

The monitor’s six USB 2.0 ports enable users to attach accessories to the monitor, including keyboards or mice, printers, scanners, card readers and cameras for enhanced functionality. For added convenience, a USB interface box is placed on the back left side of the monitor, which allows users to connect their USB devices.

The V-Series builds on the features offered in LG’s P-Series monitors and continues to use zero client cloud computing to consolidate servers. The monitors boast of VMware platform to oversee server integration and Cisco’s UPoE to improve energy efficiency and connectivity. The VMware platform is an automated virtual infrastructure that helps companies reduce cost by managing the network and helping to ensure system efficiency. The software is controlled from a centralised network, so there is greater security and prevention of hacking, viruses and spyware by allowing the data flow to be more easily monitored and blocked if necessary.

LG’s zero client cloud computing technology consolidates servers and reduces hardware requirements. Each station only needs a network connection, keyboard and mouse. With no central processing unit (CPU), no memory and no storage, LG claims that employees don’t need to install operating systems or software, saving both time and money. Booting speed is faster than traditional desktops, and the entire system was designed with “green” in mind.

Cisco’s UPoE technology is particularly appealing for its minimal energy requirements. It delivers power over LAN cabling to networked devices and with the EnergyWise program, UPoE can track power consumption and make adjustments in real-time for improved efficiency. UPoE technology also eliminates cables and connectors, letting employees make better use of their office space.

The V-Series Cloud Monitors offer a variety of unique features that will both improve performance and reduce costs. This model includes LED backlighting, which provides deep blacks, rich colours and increased contrast to produce detailed and accurate images. With Full HD 1920 x 1080 (23-inch) and 1440 x 900 (19-inch) resolutions, these monitors help in delivering an ultra-sharp picture. LG ends by claiming that the In Plane Switching (IPS) panel technology (23-inch only) helps ensure colour saturation and contrast for a great picture even during off-angle viewing.

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