The first generation of see-through multimedia glasses from Epson
Anticipating future growth in demand for wearable, portable devices for entertainment and enterprise, Epson has announced the UAE launch of its first generation of see-through multimedia glasses. The Moverio BT-100 offers the ability to watch a variety of content through transparent lenses, ensuring users can remain aware of their surroundings, while viewing content in total privacy.
The pocket-sized control unit with its Android 2.2 platform offers web browsing capability allowing users to watch a variety of content from most websites including MPEG 4 and H.264 videos, files or applications and side by side 3D viewing on the move. As well as powering the BT-100, this smartphone-sized box has dedicated buttons for common functions and a touch-sensitive trackpad for ease of use.
Khalil El-Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, said: “The Moverio BT-100 represents innovation at its best, underlining Epson’s constant commitment to identify and cater to future technology trends. We believe that consumers in the UAE will be particularly excited about the availability of these multimedia glasses, given the flexibility, convenience and experience it offers. The opportunity to watch content on the go, without being cut off from the surrounding environment is certainly appealing.”
Developed with travel environments in mind, the Moverio BT-100 draws from Epson’s expertise in imaging technologies and delivers a perceived image equivalent to that of a 320-inch display viewed from 20 meters away. The QHD display resolution, which equals to a quarter of Full HD, ensures that the experience is similar to watching a big-screen projection, even in confined environments such as aeroplanes and trains.
The Moverio BT-100 is very easy to use and comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, control unit, detachable headphones, 4GB SD card, internal1GB memory and a carry case.