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Revolutionary "Cloud Life" Introduced to World Families by TCL(January 10, 2012)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- Imagine being woken up by your TV, not your alarm; tuning into news broadcasting service by talking to your TV instead of using a remote control; when walking out of your home, being reminded to take an umbrella by your TV who follows weather forecasts on a real-time basis, and after a family outing, transferring videos of the nice moments home without rushing back...
Yes, all these are real. This is the "Cloud Life" that TCL Corporation, a global leader in the consumer electronics industry from China, is trying to bring to families all over the world: with cloud computing technology, turn TV into the control hub of all home appliances through various wireless connections and enable people to acquire and exchange information anytime and anywhere.
"The era of cloud-computing has come," said Li Dongsheng, Chairman and CEO of TCL Corporation. "Once we put all the hardware, operating system and software in the Cloud, equipment on the user's end can be as simple as a TV set. We can empower a TV with a computer's capabilities."
As the first Chinese company taking a lead in "cloud life," TCL presented its most innovative TCL-cloud TV series based on cloud computing at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). TCL also showcased its first mobile phone offering cloud computing technology and a full range of smart phones to give customers a simple, different and smart experience.
TCL-cloud TV series, first launched in China in 2011, finally greeted their global customers at this year's CES. Embedded with the most sophisticated cloud computing and storage technologies and TV-adapted Android system, the TCL-cloud TV series' hardware is up to the standard of dual-core CPU. TCL-cloud TV series bring unprecedentedly multiple cloud functions to users, cloud recognition, cloud control, cloud sharing, cloud socializing, and cloud office, to name a few. Internet interactivity such as chatting, tweeting, as well as checking emails and searching online information now can be easily done via TV.
Due to the innovativeness, TCL-cloud TV series won the only individual award on cloud TV. The brand TCL was also awarded one of China's Top 50 Consumer Electronics Brands hosted by the International Data Group (IDG).
As a pioneer of innovation at the global market, TCL has put in great efforts to strengthen its innovative ability. In early 2011, TCL built a R&D center in the Silicon Valley in the United States. It also has a talent training program with Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In November 2011, TCL signed a cooperation memo with SRI (Stanford Research Institute) International, an independent research institute bounded with more than 2,100 scientists in the United States. With the cooperation, TCL will conduct joint research with SRI on smart TV user experience and communication technologies to bring all the families a renewable and valuable "cloud life."
"Cloud computing marks a new IT revolution in human history," Li Dongsheng said. "TCL is determined to fully utilize this technology to bring the most advanced smart digital home solutions to families in China and all over the world."
Caption: TCL showcases smart TV at CES 2012
Caption: TCL introduces cloud life at CES 2012
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TCL: An Emerging Power in China's Wave of Globalization
TCL stands for "The Creative Life," a slogan that represents TCL's aspirations of building one of China's most innovative and resourceful enterprises.
Founded in 1981, TCL is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China with a global presence. TCL Corporation has three listed companies: TCL Corporation (SZ.000100), TCL Multimedia (HKSE: 1070) and TCL Communication (HKSE: 2618). Currently, TCL Corporation has set up four business units -- TCL Multimedia Holdings, TCL Communication Holdings, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and Home Appliances Group, as well as six business groups -- System Technology Unit, Techne Group, Emerging Business Group, Investment Group, Logistic & Service Group and Real Estate Group.
TCL employs more than 60,000 people and has more than 40 sales offices around the world, selling TCL, Thomson branded television and TCL, Alcatel branded mobile phones. In 2010, TCL Corporation achieved global sales of RMB 51.87 billion, with sales volume of 7.464 million sets of LCD TV and 36.223 million handsets globally.
TCL Corporation has established R&D centers and more than ten R&D branches in China, U.S.A., France and Singapore and owns 20 manufacturing bases globally, in China, Poland, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam.
TCL's vision is to build the most creative Chinese brand in ten years. Looking forward to the future, TCL has drawn up a strategic development target: to build a respected global leading enterprise that offers customers only the most innovative and creative products.
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