One name often forgotten in the immersive technology space is the Seiko Epson Corporation, better known as Epson. Yet the Japanese technology conglomerate, and one of the the largest producers of imaging related equipment in the world, has had a stake in immersive technology’s success for some considerable time. You can go all the way back to 2015 for the first time we discussed them on VRFocus, and since then we’ve seen them inolved in both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Last month we brought you news about how Epson was expanding their AR smart glasses portfolio with the new Moverio BT-350 ANSI Edition smart glasses. Which combined the safety aspect of safety glasses with the utility of AR.Epson have now also launched the new Moverio BT-35E smart glasses.
“Moverio BT-35E Smart Glasses seamlessly blends digital content into the real world. The new smart glasses bring Epson’s optical expertise to an expanded audience for applications including enterprise drone piloting, remote field support, and visitor experience.” Says the company, which is selling the glasses on their website for $899 (USD), in a statement,
New features include:
- Transparent Si-OLED display: Highly transparent Si-OLED HD wearable display gives users a second-screen experience that seamlessly blends digital content into the outside world
- HDMI and USB Type-C Support: Compatible with popular HDMI 1.4 and USB Type-C output devices, including Android mobile devices1
- No External Power Required (USB Type-C): When used with a compatible USB Type-C output device, the interface does not require an external power source
- Dual (Binocular) Displays: Ideal for stereoscopic 3D content, each lens has its own display in the user’s field of vision
- ANSI Z87.1 Safety-Glass Compliant: ANSI certified protective shield allows glasses to be worn in a variety of commercial environments that require safety glasses
- HDCP 1.4 Support: HDCP 1.4 support for copyright protection enables access to protected content
“Prior to the new Moverio BT-35E Smart Glasses, Moverio products have been standalone, and have included an Android based controller unit.” Adds Leon Laroue Epsons Technical Product Manager for Augmented Reality Solutions. “Developed from customer insights, the Moverio BT-35E Smart Glasses represents Epson’s first smart glasses that provide users with wider access to content that they want on a wearable display through existing output devices.”
VRFocus will have more news on Epson’s activities in immersive technology very soon.