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National Theatre uses Epson Moverio AR smartglasses

October 2017

For hard of hearing customers

SYDNEY, 26 October 2017 – London's National Theatre has launched a trial that will see deaf and hearing-impaired customers supplied with Epson Moverio BT-300 AR smartglasses so they will be able to read subtitles in their field of vision when they are watching any performance.

The Moverio BT-300 features Epson’s breakthrough silicon-based OLED (organic light emitting diode) digital display technology, enabling truly transparent mobile augmented reality (AR) experiences for consumers, government and business. The Moverio BT-300 are also the lightest binocular see-though smartglasses announced to date.

Epson's augmented reality Moverio smartglasses are lightweight and comfortable enough to be worn throughout a performance with users enjoying the option of changing the positioning, size and colour of the captions to suit their own preferences.

In true augmented reality fashion the Moverio smartglasses will always maintain the subtitles well within the wearer’s field of vision at all times allowing them to easily follow the actors' performances whilst simultaneously reading the captions.

Moverio smartglasses are powered by a quad core Intel® Atom™ X5 processor and Moverio OS, enabling efficient rendering of complex 3D experiences. An upgraded 5 mega pixel front-facing camera and on-board sensors enable the Moverio BT-300 to more precisely determine the location of objects in the real world. The Si-OLED projection system can then seamlessly render and lock 3D content to these objects, with no display background or edges in the field of view.

The trial is set to run until October 2018.

The Epson Moverio BT-300 smartglasses are available at for an RRP of $1,199.00.

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Epson Moverio BT-300 smartglasses

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