ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

See-Through Wearable Display is powered by Android.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
April 6, 2012 - Using micro-projection technology and Android-powered track-pad controller, Moverio(TM) BT-100 lets users view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content, and play downloaded digital content on virtual 80 in. perceived screen projected into user's real environment. Solution offers built-in WiFi® connectivity and near 6 hr of rechargeable battery life. Without wireless network access, users can access downloaded content via microSDHC card slot and built-in 1 GB internal user storage.

Epson America Ships World's First Android-Based See-Through Wearable Display


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Epson America, Epson Mechanisms
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA, 90806
USA



Press release date: March 28, 2012

EPSON Moverio BT-100 See-Through Display Offers New Way to Interact with 2D and 3D Digital Content and Innovative Platform for Android-based App Development

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Epson America, Inc. today announced its newest and most innovative display technology, EPSON® Moverio(TM) BT-100, the world's first Android-based see-through wearable display. Using micro-projection technology and an Android-powered track-pad controller, Moverio allows users to view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen(1) projected into the user's real environment. Featuring built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity(2) and nearly six hours of rechargeable battery life(3), Moverio offers an innovative, portable way to interact with content from virtually any location. Users can also easily access downloaded content via the microSDHC card slot (4GB card included) and built-in 1GB internal user storage, even without wireless network access.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/54488-epson-america-world-s-first-android-based-see-through-wearable-display

"As the world leader in visual imaging technology, Epson continually strives to set industry benchmarks for quality and innovation," said Anna Jen, director of New Business Development, Epson America. "The Moverio BT-100 see-through display is poised to significantly impact not only the way people interact with content for personal enjoyment, but the development of content for future applications - from virtual training platforms to a new way to interact with 3D CAD environments to visualizing 3D design renderings."

Enhanced Mobility and New Content Interaction Moverio BT-100 leverages Epson's leadership in LCD technology and visual imaging to project an 80-inch perceived "floating" display into the user's environment for browsing the web, playing games, watching videos and interacting with content privately, while still allowing the user to experience and see the real world. Using Moverio's Android-powered controller with Wi-Fi connectivity, users can watch streaming video from sites such as YouTube or Vimeo or manage, download and interact with apps and content from nearly anywhere. Additional features of the Android-powered controller include:

-- Enhanced Mobility: Rechargeable battery offers nearly six hours of battery life -- Removable Memory: Built-in card slot supports up to 32GB microSDHC card -- Download and Go: Transfer content, games and apps to the included 4GB microSDHC card or internal 1GB of user storage on the controller -- Adobe® Flash® 11 Support: Stream videos from popular television websites featuring Flash 11 content and content rich Flash-enabled websites -- Big Sound: Dolby® Mobile surround sound delivered to personal earphones or Moverio's detachable earphones (included in-box) -- Innovative Navigation: Touch-enabled track pad and navigational buttons enable easy interaction of content -- Immersive 3D: Enjoy side-by-side 3D content like never before

Android Development Support Moverio BT-100 offers a unique platform for technology enthusiasts and developers to create new Android-based applications and side-by-side 3D content for this innovative see-through display technology. To help support application and content development for Moverio BT-100, Epson is offering a range of programs for developers residing in the United States. For additional information on the Moverio BT-100 Android developer program, please visit www.epson.com/moverio.

Pricing and Availability The EPSON Moverio BT-100 ($699.99 MSRP) is now available through Epson's own retail site www.epsonstore.com, select resellers and by pre-order on Amazon.com.

About Epson Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for enterprise and the home, to sensors and other microdevices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://global.epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica and http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice. EPSON is a registered trademark and Moverio is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc., Dolby and Dolby Mobile are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance, and Adobe and Flash are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

(1) Perceived image is equivalent to viewing an 80" image from 16.4 feet (5 meters) away (2) Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used (3) Battery life may vary considerably depending on such factors as applications used, device settings (for example, Wi-Fi on or off, brightness setting), and temperature

CONTACT: Epson Contacts: Caroline Zubieta, Epson America, Inc., +1-566-290-4026, caroline_zubieta@ea.epson.com; Patrick Gevas, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200, ext. 1051, pgevas@walt.com
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Computer Hardware and Peripherals
Retail and Sales Equipment
 More New Product News from this company:
Dye-Sublimation Printer integrates true roll-to-roll support.
Color Printers are designed for small businesses.
Printers Support Android Printing for anywhere/anytime usability.
LCD Projector delivers connectivity for small to medium venues.
Document Scanners support scan-to-cloud operation.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured Wins Best Fine-art Paper in 2014 Hot One Awards
The Labeltape Group Installs Epson SurePress to Deliver Short-Run Solution with High Color Quality to Broad Range of Customers
Epson Partners with NewWave Technologies to Better Serve Document Imaging Resellers
Epson SurePress Digital Label Press on Display at FTA's 2014 Forum and INFO*FLEX
Epson Large Venue Projectors Showcase the Marriage of Art and Tech with Installations at Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Show
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Modular Portable Displays
Wearable Computers
Interactive Displays
Wearables
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade
Wired In




Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address