Pro:Centric is a versatile commercial TV platform created by LG. It is a developer-friendly platform with powerful capabilities that you can leverage to create feature-rich hospitality apps. Best of all, Pro:Centric is compatible with the programming languages and technologies you are already familiar with, such as HTML5, Java, Flash, and more, so you can choose the way that is right for you.
Let’s start by finding out the merits of Pro:Centric.
MERITS OF PRO:CENTRIC
Powerful Application Platform
Pro:Centric is located in the middleware of LG commercial TV which is specially designed for the hospitality industry. Pro:Centric supports HTML5, Java, and Flash languages to enhance developers' convenience and flexibility.
With these, you can optimize commercial TVs to edit and develop your own enhanced service design. Also, it gives visual impact on and delivers messages to the customers as you intend.
Pro:Centric eliminates the need for a set-top box and simplifies installation and maintenance. Without the set-top box, power consumption in standby mode is reduced because only SoC and Pro:Centric function need to be used, resulting in the reduction of running cost, and hence TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Installation and maintenance become simple as well because only power and LAN connection are required.
Pro:Centric provides the RMS (Remote Management System) feature so you can operate multiple devices from a remote location such as your office. The RMS allows you to diagnose, control, and configure commercial TVs remotely through IP network based on LG's APIs without having to install extra apps.
Pro:Centric provides various connectivity features for playing contents of portable devices on the Pro:Centric TV screen. Customers can enjoy videos and sounds of their contents with ease through Pro:Centric TVs via a wireless connection such as:
DIAL (Discovery and Launch)
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
App Ddployment Scenarios
Pro:Centric allows various app deploying scenarios. Developers can choose the appropriate scenario according to their own situation.
Deploying from a Local Storage: Launches an app from local storage. You should deploy the app with a web server.
Deploying from a Remote Server: Runs an app from a remote server.
For detailed information, see Deploying Your App.
When developing apps on Pro:Centric, you can use our APIs and get a full technical support from LG Commercial TV Support team. Our developer website provides Pro:Centric HCAP library, technical documents, and forums to make developers develop their apps in a more convenient environment.
Pro:Centric is specialized for the hospitality industry. You can develop apps using the HCAP library along with HTML5, Flash, and GEM. HCAP library allows your app to control the device or get information from the Pro:Centric resources. The following diagram illustrates the Pro:Centric architecture.
The key components of Pro:Centric are described below:
|Application||A software application for commercial display developed with HTML5, Flash, GEM, and 3rd party application (YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, etc.)|
|HCAP Library||HCAP (Hospitality Common Application Platform) library provides functions that manage device settings, hardware resources, and application. For more information, see Using HCAP Library.|
|Pro:Centric||An application platform located in the middleware of LG commercial TV. Pro:Centric platform is compatible with HTML5, Flash, and GEM.|
|DTV SW, OS, Device Driver||Provides basic TV functions based on webOS and a set of resources specified for running commercial TV devices.|