UL recently verified LG Electronics’ new webOS 3.0 operating system for its compatibility with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the home. With a proprietary IoTV app, LG’s 2016 SMART TV line up delivers smart home management functions via webOS 3.0 to control LG smart appliances and certain products of other brands through LG SMART TVs that run webOS 3.0.

Over the years, new products and technology in electronic and smart home appliances keep emerging at an extraordinary pace. To maintain competitiveness, manufacturers must expedite product development and time to market. At the same time, consumers and governing authorities around the world are placing increasing emphasis on product safety, compatibility, performance, and energy consumption, etc. Gaining verification or certification from an accredited agency thus becomes one of the key factors for successful market access. As a leading global testing and certification organization, UL possesses a groundswell of expertise and knowledge in providing various certifications, testing and global market access services.

LG is one many of the manufacturers benefiting from UL’s verification services to differentiate its products in a crowded and highly competitive market. In addition, a series of LG webOS 3.0-enabled OLED and UHD TVs has also been verified by UL.

Once connected, the status of the various appliances appears on the LG SMART TV’s display which acts as an interface between users and devices. Through the TV screen, users can control specific home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines connected via Wi-Fi or wires. With webOS 3.0, homeowners can adjust the brightness of the lights in the room or change the temperature setting of the air conditioner.

With a global network of experts, laboratories and strategic partners, UL provides a comprehensive range of solutions from identifying the applicable requirements for product safety, compatibility, wireless and energy consumption of a product or technology, to assisting in the completion of applications and forms; product testing; issuing CB reports and certificates. Our dedicated staff also provides services covering factory inspections and renewal of certificates.