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News DigitalSTROM Presents New Smart Home Applications An increasing number of the devices found in modern homes have open IP interfaces. They include for example UHD televisions, wholeroom audio solutions, refrigerators and tea-makers. These systems form an integral part of the complex of services that make up the smart home solution from digitalSTROM and if required they can also take over other functions. For instance, a doorbell sound can be transmitted to the audio unit, or the smart home system causes the lights to flash when the washing machine in the basement has completed its cycle. In the bathroom and the kitchen too digitalisation via open IP interfaces can create entire new ways of living. At IFA the display by digitalSTROM showed how smart home technology interacts with modern fixtures from Dornbracht. A simple spoken command such as “wash the vegetables” will set the taps in the kitchen to the correct temperature. And in the bathroom it is possible to have individualised shower programmes Last year electronic products accounted for 59% of Hong Kong’s exports. Export sales increased by just under 7% to US1 bn. Of this total the largest share was accounted for by electronic equipment and parts, followed by semi-conductors and electronic components, as well as telecommunications equipment. Hong Kong is the largest exporter of fixed line and mobile telephones. With a volume that increased by 8.7% to US.6 bn Germany is the seventh largest importer and the biggest export customer in Europe. The combined stand has again been organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), with 18 companies represented, five more than last year. A total of 39 IP integration with digitalSTROM Hong Kong: Germany is the Most Important Trading Partner in Europe companies from the Chinese special administrative zone were exhibitors at IFA 2014, with products ranging from household aids to healthcare items, modern consumer electronics and accessories. Bengt Rittri Founder & CEO, Blueair Breath of Blueair at IFA 2014 Blueair founder and CEO Bengt Rittri exhibited for first-time at IFA, based on Europe’s growing interest in air purification. Blueair used IFA to show off their new midrange and pro lines. The company sells into upscale stores such as Harrods in the UK, Best Buy in Canada, and Bloomingdales in the USA Berlin start-up yetu – an exhibitor at IFA – has developed the world’s first open platform that enables home applications to be used flexibly with every operating system and terminal. The first company to be signed up as a partner is Deutsche Telekom. This platform enables all the web-based entertainment such as TV, video, music and games, as well as technical systems for energy, security and health in the home to be controlled by means of one central user interface. This is achieved using terminals such as television sets, PCs, tablets or smartphones. All the software is open source and the supplier states that it is compatible with all operating systems and can also be used by developers via Let’s face it: we often don’t know what’s in the air we breathe at home or at work. There could be pet dander, bacteria, dust, sand, mould spores, odours, and more. Europe’s new interest in clean air inspired Blueair founder and CEO Bengt Rittri to exhibit for first-time at IFA. Yetu Presents World’s First Open Smart Home Platform open interfaces. A home gateway serves as the central interface for all communication standards. A chip in the hardware, with a unique cryptographic key, ensures that only the user can release security-relevant data. 14

News LG’s Hugo Shin, Mark Craven and Howard Kim at the 2014 EISA Awards Jorge Gonçalves: “Inspiring devices coming to the market this year have very much to do with multipurpose high quality products that have as a goal being used by the consumer to get enriched entertainment experiences but also, in several other cases, to be taken everywhere he goes and allow him to stay in touch with all his friends and family.” LG Scoops 2 top TV Prizes at EISA Awards Annual event underlines innovation in new areas of consumer technologies The glitzy annual EISA awards ceremony took place during IFA at the Kempinski Bristol hotel in Berlin. New UHD TVs with larger screens and with a curved format in several cases - in both LCD and OLED technologies; photo cameras with the capability to record 4K video; mobile phones with enriched photo capabilities and Quad HD screens; audio and video streamers capable of reading high resolution formats, including in the car; active wireless speakers in both portable formats and domestics sizes, harbingers of the future, on show at IFA in Berlin! While a full prize list is available on the website, here are just a few of the highlights. For full prize list: EUROPEAN SMART TV 2014-2015: LG 55LB870V With its webOS technology, it’s safe to say that LG has this year redefined the concept of smart TV, offering the user a simple, powerful, fast and – most importantly – enjoyable connected experience. This new customisable interface allows access to all content, be it internet apps, home media, external devices or broadcast TV, as well as the TV’s settings. EUROPEAN 4K ULTRA HD TV 2014-2015: Sony KD-65X9005B Size, sound and Ultra HD resolution, all in one amazing package – Sony’s KD- 65X9005B is perfect for those seeking high-end home entertainment thrills. Whether you’re viewing your own pictures and videos, up-scaling Blu-rays and TV broadcasts or streaming native 4K material, this 65-inch LED screen impresses, particularly with the control given over its up-scaling engine. EUROPEAN HIGH-END TV 2014-2015: LG 77EC980V With the 77EC980V, LG has aimed for the very best in performance and design – and succeeded. Mixing a curved form factor, proprietary WRGB OLED panel and Ultra HD resolution, this 77-inch high-end display offers consistently impressive images. In short, this is a reference-grade display. EUROPEAN FULL HD TV 2014-2015: Samsung UE55H7000 Samsung’s UE55H7000 offers a best-in-class Full HD performance for those not yet ready to step up to UHD, with accurate colours, high contrast – thanks to its Micro Dimming Pro technology – and smooth, detailed motion. Images are sharp and cinematic, and wide-ranging calibration options allow them to be tailored to your preferences. EUROPEAN TABLET 2014-2015: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet This seductively designed tablet will impress the user with the astonishing image quality it provides via its 10.1-inch LCD IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels that delivers vivid colours, deep blacks and exceptional detail. EUROPEAN CONSUMER SMARTPHONE 2014-2015: Huawei Ascend P7 Significantly slimmer than the majority of mobile phones on the market, the 6.5mm-thick Ascend P7 continues the success of Huawei’s P-Series of devices. With a 5-inch, 1920x1080-pixel LCD display, the phone runs on Android’s 4.4.2 OS, enhanced by the Emotion UI interface. EUROPEAN ADVANCED SMARTPHONE 2014-2015: LG G3 The 5.5-inch LCD IPS display, with its thin bezel is the star attraction of the LG G3 smartphone. The resolution of this screen is 2560x1440 pixels, so it can show almost twice the amount of detail as Full HD. IFA International • Friday 19 th September 2014 15

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