Epson first showcased the Moverio smart glasses to Malaysian media early 2017 and was already a big hit among the regional press during the conference, to wait this long and to finally see it arrive is truly a welcome news. The features of the gadget is remarkable, especially its application in the commercial setting which is bound to address areas that can be a game changer.
The Moverio BT-35E which is the latest version from Epson, uses HDMI and USB-C connectivity with nearly zero latency, making the device useful in healthcare, commercial drone piloting, engineering, entertainment and wherever such a device can be deployed.
Based on the optical and precision technologies, the smart glass that uses augmented reality reproduces images in 720p HD and is the only device with an Android-based controller unit for external connectivity.
“Developed from customer insights, these hands-free Si-OLED-powered binocular see-through smart glasses deliver content at low latency from a range of devices using HDMI or USB-C connectivity. Offering an easy out-of-box experience, the Moverio BT-35E smart glasses provide easy plug-and-play operation with no special software required. With the Moverio BT-35E, we aim to bring our optical expertise to commercial sectors such as healthcare users and commercial drone pilots that can utilise them as a see-through display for their existing hardware,” said Danny Lee, Director, Sales and Marketing, Epson Malaysia.
Users in can apply the units in various scenarios: for instance, in healthcare, as a first or secondary display. Instead of turning around to look at a monitor, a doctor can keep their focus on the patient and maintain a more natural position. For engineering applications, as a first or secondary display for tasks that require low latency and improved efficiency, including remote assistance. In entertainment, theme parks and museums can use it to enhance the customer experience to play video content or to act as a heads up display. For commercial drones, such as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, it can be used as a secondary FPV display for controllers with a primary display and an HDMI output.
The BT-35E is designed for robust usage, built using durable materials and features a design that is comfort for the wearer even for a long period of time.
Epson’s focus on a wide range of commercial applications distinguishes the Moverio range from other smart glasses on the market. Developed with function at the forefront, the range has proved popular with business customers and independent software vendors (ISVs).
- Epson Si-OLED display
- 720p HD resolution
- Large array of built-in sensors including a 5MP camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and ambient light sensor
- Interface box with HDMI and USB-C connectivity
- Compact and light design – Can fit a range of head sizes, and can be worn over glasses
- Support for side-by-side 3D content
- Neck strap for a complete hands-free experience
- Unique nose pad suited for over-glasses use
- Adjustable arms for enhanced wearability
- Epson provides the API for the camera and sensors