LG has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with LUMI United Technology to develop an ecosystem “beyond basic appliance management” to deliver products that connect the home in more complete ways. LUMI, an IoT and smart home solutions provider will help LG develop AI innovations and advanced sensors to detect things such as the humidity level, temperature, and the movement of doors.
Many of the products that the two firms collaborate on will be embedded with LUMI’s Aqara sensor which lowers energy usage while providing convenience. Some applications for the sensor include an LG air conditioner that operates automatically based on the temperature, while a sensor attached to a window will allow the users to get a notification when the window is opened.
Commenting on the partnership, Ryu Hye-jung, executive director of LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company’s Smart Home Business, said:
“We are very excited to partner with LUMI and to share our latest smart home living solutions with visitors to IFA 2019. Through this strategic partnership LG will evolve the connected home ecosystem in ways that will matter to consumers, expanding our smart home solutions to include smart buildings as well as smart cities.”
LG will be showing off some of the products next month at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Included at the exhibition will be an LG dehumidifier which includes LUMI technology as well as an LG WK7 intelligent speaker connected to an Aqara LED Light Bulb that alters the room’s lighting when it hears the words “Cinema Mode”. IFA 2019 will take place between September 6 – 11 and LG will be found in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin.