Haier Introduces New Television Capabilities through Roku Streaming at CES 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES Booth #10939) -- Haier today announced its 2013 line of televisions characterized by new designs such as an ultra-thin frame, enhanced sound solutions, and other features such as Roku® streaming. This line-up continues Haier's plan to further its goal of making technology simple and accessible to the consumer, helping to take consumers' home entertainment experience to new heights.
"As a global leader in consumer electronics, we are thrilled to be in a position to introduce consumers to technology in a simple and easy way that opens up new possibilities for them," said Thomas D'Angelo, svp digital products group, Haier America. "CES 2013 will showcase the breadth of our television line and the flexibility and options we offer."
Select Haier televisions will come ready for use with the new Roku Streaming Stick™ which instantly gives consumers access to movies, television shows, music, casual games and other entertainment. The Roku Streaming Stick plugs into the MHL port of a Roku Ready™ Haier HDTV and streams entertainment from any household high-speed Wi-Fi connection. A number of new LED models feature ultra-thin frames that provide a virtually edgeless picture for a truly immersive viewing experience. Along with content and picture quality, Haier is focused on enhancing the audio experience by incorporating a 2.1 channel built-in audio solution into select models. These new developments come in response to the evolving consumer lifestyle that has accompanied the rapid emergence of smart and connected TV technologies in the past few years.
The 2013 line-up will open up with the Core Series LED, which includes select Roku Ready models with a built-in speaker box for enhanced sound. The line then steps up to the Encore Series, which includes Roku Ready models engineered with their own 2.1sound system. The Encore+ series brings together Haier's LED technology and crystal clear high-definition picture with a bundle that includes the Roku Streaming Stick for effortless access to streaming entertainment.
As the world's #1 white goods brand, Haier will also be displaying select home appliances. Highlights will include new cooktops, to be launched with cooking demonstrations by a special guest chef. Haier's appearance at CES will demonstrate how the brand is poised to become the complete home solutions provider for consumers.
Based in the landmark Haier Building in midtown Manhattan, Haier America is a division of the multinational Haier Group, the world's #1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2012, and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier employs more than 80,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching $23.3 billion in 2011. Haier is a proud supporter of the National Parks Conservation Association. For more information, please visit www.haieramerica.com. You can also become a Fan of Haier America on www.facebook.com/Haieramerica or follow Haier America via Twitter @haieramerica.
*Roku,and Roku Ready are registered trademarks and the Roku Steaming Stick is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 10, 2013 2:59 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.