Epson has announced the 3rd generation of its Moverio smart glasses for Augmented Reality. It will be on display at the Mobile World Congress New window starting in Barcelona, Spain, and available in selected markets later this year.
The Moverio BT-300 features Epson's own silicon-based OLED digital display technology, enabling the device to be the lightest see-through binocular smart glasses on the market, and aims to set a new standard for augmented reality smart eyewear. The Moverio BT-300 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 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 smart glasses 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.
Figure: Epson - OLED Binocular See-Through Smart Glasses
|CPU||Intel Atom 5 1.44GHz Quad Core|
|Display||Silicon (Si) OLED|
|Resolution||HD (1280 × 720)|
|Contrast||100,000: 1 and above|
|Camera - resolution/td>||5 mega pixel|
|Sensors||GPS/ magnetic/ accelerometer/ gyro|
|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)|
Epson - Powering the Moverio Experience
Mr. Atsunari Tsuda, general manager responsible for Moverio said, "Moverio is distinct from other smart glasses 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."