Japanese tech behemoth Epson has officially announced the launch in the Philippines of its latest augmented reality smart glasses — the Moverio BT-300.
The Moverio BT-300 features Epson’s own cutting-edge silicon-based OLED digital display technology, enabling the device to be the lightest see-through binocular smart glasses on the market.
Epson’s Moverio BT-300 smart glasses has micro-projectors located on each side of the eyeglasses that project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment.
It bring hands-free operability through a front-facing 5-mega-pixel HD camera and intelligent tracking sensors that detects the dimensions and spatial positioning of objects in relation to each other.
A key feature is that users can take HD-quality video and pictures hands-free, bringing new levels of productivity for deploying the device for work-related purposes. The device features an LED to indicate when the camera is recording.
Designed to be worn with ease for use at work or play, the Moverio BT-300 is compact and lightweight, and fits over normal glasses comfortably. It is approximately 20% lighter than its predecessor, the BT-200. Built with a quad-core Intel Atom processor and Android OS 5.1, the BT-300 maintains up to six hours of battery life for processing of 3D heavy content.
Augmented reality smart glasses can improve worker efficiency enabling hands-free and real-time display across various industries such as warehouse/logistics, field service, manufacturing, healthcare, travel and hospitality, retail and more. Uses for the Moverio smart glasses include learning and training purposes, remote field service support for complex repair assistance and troubleshooting, managing of inventory and warehousing, guided museum tours, and others.
“The Moverio BT-300 continues Epson’s commitment to binocular smart eyewear, real optical see-through overlay, and increased performance. We see potential for growth for industry use in the region. The Moverio has the potential to revolutionize workflow for onsite or remote operations. It adds a new dimension to professionals for improving their efficiency and accuracy at work, enabling workers to share their experience virtually or provide hands-free movement for hands-on work,” said Siew JinKiat, regional general manager for printers and visual instruments division at Epson Singapore.
Epson is currently working with businesses and independent software vendors to develop applications for use. It has partnered with DJI, a maker of drones, to develop applications for the Moverio smartglasses that will enhance safety, productivity, and piloting experience for hobbyists and professionals alike.
Using the optimized DJI Go app for the Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses, drone pilots will be able to see crystal clear, transparent first person views (FPV) from the drone camera while simultaneously maintaining line of sight with their aircraft. The Epson/ DJI partnership is timely as businesses look to expand the use of drones for a variety of aerial photography and videography purposes.
The Moverio BT-300 won Best New Wearable Device at the IDTechEx Wearable Europe 2016 Awards in recognition of its usefulness and innovation. The Moverio range was first launched in 2011 with the BT-100, supplemented in 2014 with the BT-200, and again in 2016 with the Moverio Pro BT-2000.