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SYDNEY, 17 March 2016 – Epson has today announced the third generation of its Moverio smartglasses for Augmented Reality. Available in Australia and New Zealand later this year, the Moverio BT-300 features Epson's own cutting edge silicon-based OLED (organic light emitting diode) digital display technology, enabling the device to be the lightest see-through binocular smartglasses on the market, and setting the new standard for augmented reality smart eyewear. The Moverio BT-300 is approximately 20% lighter than its predecessor, the BT-200.
Epson's focus on a wide range of commercial and other applications including the potential for using the BT-300 to help fly drones distinguishes the Moverio range from other smartglasses on the market. The previous BT-200 model is already in wide use in 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.
Developed with function at the forefront, the range has proved popular with business customers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Moverio BT-300 continues Epson's commitment to binocular smart eyewear, real optical see-through overlay, and increased performance, both essential for professional use and opens new consumer applications opportunities.
Built with a quad core Intel Atom processor and Android OS 5.1, the BT-300 has significantly increased power to enable it to process 3D heavy content, and maintains up to six hours of battery life. Seeing and making sense of the user's environment through a 5-mega-pixel front-facing HD camera and other sensors, the smartglasses render content based on what is seen. As on previous models, and cautious of privacy standards, the device features an LED to indicate when the camera is recording.
Mr. Atsunari Tsuda, general manager responsible for Moverio said, "Moverio is distinct from other smartglasses on the market where form often supersedes function, to the detriment of the product's usability. Every design decision we make is driven by consideration for the product's ultimate usage scenarios and our Si-OLED technology opens a new world for us in binocular see-through smart eyewear development. With OLED we can take advantage of reductions in power usage and weight, and improvements in response times, HD resolution, brightness and contrast. By choosing silicon rather than glass for our base wafer we achieve an even more high-density pixel display."
To view Moverio in action click on:
Introducing Moverio BT-300 for a brief explanation of BT-300 features.
Moverio: A New Way of Seeing the World for a guide through various BT-300 applications.
Powering the Moverio Experience for an explanation of Si-OLED technology.
|CPU||Intel Atom 5 1.44GHz Quad Core|
|Format||Silicon (Si) OLED|
|Display||Resolution||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Contrast||100,000: 1 and above|
|Camera||Resolution||5 mega pixel|
|Sensors||GPS/ magnetic/ accelerometer/ gyro|
|Wireless||W/LAN||WiFi, 11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac (5 GHz)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth Smart Ready|
|User interface||Trackpad and key|
|Battery time||Approx. 6 hours (when replaying moving images)|
The new Moverio BT-300 smartglasses
About Epson and Epson Australia
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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.
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