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MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team uses Moverio Smartglasses as part of Global Partnership with Epson

March 2015


SYDNEY, 23 February 2015 – Epson will supply the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team with its Moverio BT-200 smartglasses for use before, during and after Formula One Grand Prix as part of its long-term global partnership with the 2014 FIA Formula One World Champions.

To watch Lewis Hamilton welcome Epson go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JztRg22YUWU

To watch Nico Rosberg on MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and Epson go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-B9_FCebsY

The Moverio BT-200 binocular, transparent smart glasses are well suited for sports, entertainment, manufacturing, the medical industry and more with each lens having its own display, right in the field of vision, projected into the user’s surroundings. The BT-200 also boast 2x the virtual screen size and work out-of-the-box with common connectivity technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth plus Android™ apps that have been certified by the Moverio App Store. With a front-facing camera and motion tracker, the BT-200 is also a serious development platform for apps and hands-free scenarios, delivering large, 2D or 3D images.



Epson is now an Official Team Partner of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, also providing its expertise in the product areas of inkjet printers, scanners, 3LCD projectors and other wearables such as health/sports sensing products.

"We are extremely proud to be an official partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team," said Epson Australia MD Bruno Turcato. "Our goal is to align our two brands through our partnership and our mutual pursuit of innovation and excellence. As part of this partnership we will be looking at all opportunities where Epson’s expertise can help MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team better its performance on the track. This is where our Moverio BT-200 smartglasses and other products come in."

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport commented, "We are delighted to welcome Epson to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team as our preparations for the 2015 season gather pace. It is always a pleasure to work with forward-thinking companies and Epson’s products are a natural fit for our race and manufacturing operations. Epson’s use of innovative technology to deliver performance is perfectly aligned to what we strive to achieve in Formula One and we will be working closely with Epson to showcase these innovations and increase global awareness of their brand and products. We look forward to the season ahead and many successful years as partners."



The global partnership also brings together two organisations with a strong commitment to minimising environmental impact. Epson, for example, aims to achieve a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions versus the environmental impacts of current and future operations by 2050, partially by reducing the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes but also by reducing the impact of its products during use. The Championship-winning MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 F1 Hybrid car, raced by the team in 2014, was over 30% more fuel efficient than its predecessor and has also delivered real-world benefits in the S 500 Hybrid Plug In and other Mercedes-Benz road cars.

Epson’s next generation Moverio BT-200 wearable augmented reality platform smartglasses are also being used by some of Australia’s top education and research organisations including the CSIRO, the University of Western Sydney, Griffith University, Monash University’s Immersive Visualisation Platform and CAVE2 and Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology.



Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smartglasses are available and on sale now from www.epson.com.au/products/projectoraccessories/moverio_bt-200.asp for $849 inc. GST. For more information on Epson’s go to: www.epson.com.au

The 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix runs from 13-15 March 2015.

To see the complete 2015 F1 schedule go to: www.formula1.com/races/calendar.html

Picture credit:
Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smartglasses
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team car, helmet and logo





About Epson and Epson Australia
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

www.global.epson.com

Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Estalished in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

www.epson.com.au

About MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team competes in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is based at the team’s Operations Centre in Brackley. Home to over 600 employees, the team is owned jointly by Daimler AG along with Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda. The engines for the team’s Formula One cars are designed by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire. For more information, visit: www.mercedesamgf1.com

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