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Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses shipping now

updated 03:09 pm EDT, Tue May 6, 2014

Augmented reality uses pair of optics, hand-held controller

Epson today announced its second generation Moverio "smart glasses" have shipped to retail. As opposed to the Google Glass, the Epson Moverio BT-200 is a true binocular display, using a miniaturized LCD-based projection lens system and optical light guide in each side of the glasses.

The Moverio BT-200 projects a stereoscopic virtual display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 23-degree field of view. A 360-degree panoramic experience is possible through third-party software that takes advantage of the glasses' head-tracking features. For viewing privacy, Moverio's projection system features unique light guide angles, which prevent other people from viewing the projected content.

A front-facing camera enables image and video capture, as well as marker detection for "augmented reality" apps that give users relevant information related to the real world. A handheld controller unit, powered by Android 4.0, provides an open-source development environment, and gives users access to a growing selection of AR apps. The device also has built-in Wi-Fi, native support of MP4 with H.264 plus AAC, Bluetooth 3.0, a MicroSD card slot, and Dolby Digital Plus audio.

The Moverio BT-200 is available now for $799.




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