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Epson Launches Next-Gen Augmented Reality Smart Glasses for Gaming & Video Entertainment

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Epson-Moverio-BT-200-3Japan-based Epson Group, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other micro devices has launched a sleek, light design, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart binoculars with miniaturised LCD-based projection lens system and optical light guide.

Showcased at CES the 88g Moverio BT-200 runs Android 4.0, have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support and two transparent screens which work together to overlay an image in the centre of the user’s field of vision. They also contain built-in sensors including a gyroscope, GPS, accelerometer and microphone, as well as Dolby Digital Plus sound capability and a multi-touch track pad for controlling applications on the glasses’ 1.2GHz dual core processor. The glasses have a battery life of up to six hours.

The glasses have an advanced binocular optical system which projects see-through overlays of digital content onto the real-world with augmented reality apps for consumers and enterprises.

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Speaking after being  selected by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as a 2014 International CES® Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honouree in the Wearable Technologies product category for its second-generation “smart glasses,” the Moverio BT-200, Hans Dummer, head of Epson Europe’s visual imaging business said, “We are honoured to be recognised by CEA with this prestigious award.”

“Leveraging our long-standing leadership in LCD and visual imaging, Epson is at the forefront of developing innovative and unique wearable products that bring valuable new experiences for consumers and enterprises,”  Dummer added.

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CES Innovations awards products are judged by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

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