LG Unveils New MultiSITE Controls Suite, Ushering in the Connected Building of the Future

Groundbreaking New Controls Give Owners Complete Flexibility and Visibility to Improve Building Efficiency, Performance

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2017 – Air conditioning technologies leader LG Electronics is unveiling the future of connected buildings this week at the 2017 AHR Expo with the introduction of its new controls platform, LG MultiSITETM. The new suite of products empowers building owners and operators to optimize their operations and efficiency with features that enable more building synergy and accessibility than ever before.

“LG is pioneering a new era of controls with the LG MultiSITE products. By giving end-users more control and insights into their building, LG sets the standard for controls,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. “As a leader in VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) technology, our customers expect us to develop innovative and forward-thinking technologies that drive the future of the industry, with the LG MultiSITE products we deliver on that expectation.”

With the MultiSITE products, LG’s goal is to supply building owners the tools they need to make the best operational choices for their businesses and bottom lines, McNamara said. The suite of advanced solutions is composed of the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller, Communications Manager and VM3 building management solution – all of which allow operators to take control of their buildings in ways that were not previously possible.

LG MultiSITE Remote Controller
The new LG MultiSITE Remote Controller is an intuitive control panel featuring a customizable screen and configurable functionality to meet the requirements of each installation. In addition to the flexibility of the user interface, the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller uses its onboard BACnet® MS/TP to directly integrate into a building management system. Packaged in a sleek design, the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller includes a touch screen, built-in occupancy and humidity sensors, and Zigbee® wireless compatibility, delivering a complete out-of-the-box solution for a host of installations. Building owners and facility managers can now easily scale the functionality to suit the needs of occupants in the space while being conscious of their bottom line with the LG MultiSITE Remote Controller.

LG MultiSITE Communications Manager
The LG MultiSITE Communications Manager integrates the power of LG VRF technology into an existing third-party building management system. For the first time ever, a controls framework directly integrates with a VRF system; eliminating the need for a gateway. Powered by the robust Niagara Framework®, the LG MultiSITE Communications Manager allows for seamless integration with North American building management systems. Employing industry-standard BACnet, LonWorks®, and Fox protocols, programmers can easily connect the LG MultiSITE Communications manager, reducing program development costs. The LG MultiSITE Communications Manager enables building managers to maximize the performance, power and capability of each system.

LG MultiSITE VM3 Building Management Solution
The new LG MultiSITE VM3 is a building management solution that maximizes the sophistication of control in each building system for cohesive building operation and synergistic performance. With the LG MultiSITE VM3, LG VRF and controls have converged into a single, seamless solution which streamlines system programming and grants building owners and facility managers the freedom to design a solution that’s best for their needs.

Utilizing the open Niagara Framework, owners can tailor and customize their building’s operation to improve efficiency, minimize operational costs, and maximize comfort. Facility managers now have a window into their building’s operations and efficiency empowering them to program their system to react as internal and external conditions change. The LG MultiSITE VM3 is a scalable solution capable of managing a single system all the way up to an enterprise level network for even more flexibility and responsiveness.

For more information on LG products featured at the 2017 AHR Expo, visit LG Electronics booth #C1330 or visit www.lgahrexpo.com. Additional information on the complete portfolio of LG’s air conditioning systems can be found at www.lghvac.com.

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LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies
The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The company’s industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. LG is a proud 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. For more information, please visit www.lghvac.com.

SOURCE: LG Electronics USA