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Hisense unveils largest LED TV at new factory



Hisense today launched its 110‚” Ultra High Definition (UHD), WiFi enabled Smart TV at the official opening of its new factory in Atlantis, Cape Town, reports SEAN BACHER.

The Hisense XT900 is the largest UHD LED TV currently available. It offers a maximum resolution of 3 840 x 2 160 pixels. The TV also offers active 3D technology and features a USB detachable camera. The XT900 does away with remotes as it is controlled via voice.

The XT900 offers four times the picture resolution of a 1080p High Definition television. In addition to standard 3D and Smart TV capabilities, the WiFi enabled XT900 supports live TV, streamed content, Internet browsing, social networking. Games and applications can also be downloaded to the TV.‚”

New factory

In addition to unveiling the largest UHD LED, Hisense opened its new factory in Atlantis, Cape Town, with Minister for Economic Development Ebrahim Patel and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille present.

The initial cost of the factory was R350 million and 300 previously unemployed residents from the Atlantis area have been trained and given jobs in the production of fridges and flat panel televisions. Hisense plans to increase its local workforce to 1 000 and begin manufacturing washing machines and air-conditioning units in the next three to five years. When running at full capacity, Hisense believes that the factory will be able to produce 400 000 fridges and TVs per annum, many of which will be supplied to the sub-Saharan Africa region.

At the moment, Hisense has 10 manufacturing facilities around the world, with the Atlantis factory being the sixth one outside Chinese borders.

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