LG Announces New CreateBoard with Built-in Access to Google Play Store
- By Kate Lucariello
LG Business Solutions USA (LG) has introduced a new CreateBoard, the TR3DK-BM, to be shipped this spring. It will come with ransomware default protection ChromeOS Flex and Android 13 pre-installed and be able to access the Google Play store. LG obtained Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA) certification in response to educators who subscribe to Google's education app suite asking for the capability.
Android 13 will allow educators "to customize their apps by color, theme, and language," the company said, and every new CreateBoard model will also be able to access the Google Play store. The new display will have an up-to-40-point simultaneous multi-touch surface and be capable of content creation, sharing, and management for training in its use. It will also have Google Play Protect Service, which monitors for suspicious behavior.
Also in response to educator requests, every LG CreateBoard will be updated to integrate with the Common Alerting Protocol, a government digital format for emergency alerts, LG said. Each board then becomes an "end point" that gives help and information in an emergency. This will be implemented during the second quarter of 2024.
The new display was featured at FETC 2024 in Orlando.
LG also featured its desktop thin client and All-In-One Thin Client monitor, also with ChromeOS Flex, and another Chromebook, the 11TC50Q, running ChromeOS. In addition, the company has introduced a 55" commercial TV, its "first with Android TV, Google's operating system for smart TVs and streaming devices."
Other tech and updates also featured at the conference include two touch displays: the 27KC3PK-C Kiosk and One:Quick Flex. These integrate with Kokomo 24/7's centralized access control and health software platforms: Kokomo HOSTTM (a school check-in display); and Kokomo WELLNESSTM, a telehealth display.
The company said all displays and projectors are backed by LG ConnectedCare for setup, scheduling, and content updating.
"We are always looking for ways to make our displays and technologies easier to use and more functional for users, and the feedback we've received from the education community made it clear that native access to Google for Education Apps will help teachers better manage their time, their classrooms and their lessons," said Victoria Sanville, LG's director of education.
For more information, visit the LG site.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.