The Smart ThinQ Hub monitors, controls and collects information from home appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and a variety of sensors. Data is displayed in the form of notifications on the LCD screen or announced through its speaker of the LG Smart ThinQ Hub, acting as the central "hub" of the smart home. This allows users to communicate via a single device instead of a separate smartphone app for each smart-enabled product.
In addition, the unit's LCD display is tilted at an angle to be legible and the internal speaker can stream music from thousands of free stations from either iHeartRadio or Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The Smart ThinQ Hub is compatible with a number of devices from other manufacturers and service providers that support the AllJoyn Alliance open source framework in the form of smart home packages which will soon become available for purchase. The Energy Package consists of the Smart ThinQ Hub as well as smart lighting and an energy measurement sensor. The Safety Package will include the Smart ThinQ Hub, a Lowe's Iris motion sensor, a contact sensor and water leak sensor.
The LG Smart ThinQ Hub, Smart ThinQ sensor and other smart technology products will be on display at LG's booth at CES.