Epson reveals first generation multimedia glasses that deliver entertainment on the move

The Moverio BT-100 brings the latest in mobile entertainment to South Africa

Epson reveals first generation multimedia glasses that deliver entertainment on the move

Epson's latest venture in personal technology has resulted in the launch of the first generation Moverio BT-100 (Moverio) multimedia glasses.

Moverio offers a high resolution see-through display, Wi-Fi® connectivity1and smart navigation capabilities that create an innovative visual experience. Like other first-generation products, Moverio exposes a whole new world of technological possibilities. Running on an Android 2.2 platform with Adobe® Flash® 11 support, streaming content from flash-based websites via a Wi-Fi connection is really easy and simple.

Users can access content from a variety of sources, including the built-in gallery and music apps. The system can be constantly updated with new apps and new content. Imagine playing an online flight simulation game one minute and the next minute flying a drone plane while simultaneously viewing the live video feed from the drone's cameras projected in front of your eyes as an 80" perceived image2. With Moverio, it's not only possible, it's feasible.

Developed with the traveller in mind, Moverio draws from Epson’s expertise in imaging technologies and delivers a QHD (Quad HD) display resolution, which equals a quarter of Full HD,ensures that the experience is similar to watching a big-screen projection, even in confined environments such as aeroplanes, buses and cars. 

Moverio offers a hands-free, big screen experience alternative to small smartphone and tablet PC screens and is very easy to use. It comes with a control unit, detachable headphones, a 4GB SD card, 1GB internal memoryand a carry case.

Kelvin Reynolds, general manager at Epson South Africa said: “As a business, Epson is focused on innovation and identifying and catering for future technology trends –we are particularly excited about the opportunity to bring wearable see-through technology to market.This wearable content viewing device offers users the opportunity to watch content on the go, without being cut off from their surrounding environment.

Key Features

Transparent lenses for see-through viewing

Large perceived image - equivalent to watching an 80-inch screen from five metres away

QHD screen resolution (one quarter of a Full HD display)

Android™ 2.2 platform andAdobe Flash player for easy web browsing and faster application speeds

Easy access to the internet with Wi-Fi connectivity

Easy-to-use control unit, featuring dedicated buttons and touch-sensitive trackpad

Carry case and battery charger

Store content on the 4GB SDHC card (included)

Up to 32GB memory capacity for large file storage 

Built-in 1GB internal memory

Watch side-by-side 3D content

Replacement nose pads and adjustable side arms

Fits over glasses

Intuitive smart-navigation user menu

Digital user guide enables quick, helpful problem solving whenever needed

Enjoy both audio and visual content with a pair of Dolby Mobile2 stereo sound earphones (included)

Up to six hour battery life[1]

Removable transparent lens shade

Android is a trademark of Google

1Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used

2Perceived image is equivalent to viewing an 80" image from 16.4 feet (5 meters) away

Notes to Editor

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is 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 on-going contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Epson Europe

Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe,

Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,594 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2010 were 1,583million Euros.

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