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Epson Launches New Moverio Smart Glasses that Expands the Scope of Applications for Healthcare, Commercial Drone Piloting, Engineering and More

Press release   •   Dec 17, 2018 23:50 +08

SINGAPORE, 17 December 2018 – Epson has announced the release of its latest version of smart glasses, the Moverio BT-35E. The new BT-35E smart glasses is designed to be easily used in combination with existing hardware through HDMI and USB-C connectivity at almost zero latency, enhancing its connectivity for commercial applications. With this, Epson’s optical expertise can be effectively deployed across industries such as healthcare, commercial drone piloting, engineering, entertainment and more.

Based on Epson’s patented optical and precision technologies and keeping to its predecessor’s design, the BT-35E augmented reality eyewear delivers vivid HD image quality and is Epson’s first smart glasses with an external Android-based controller unit for external connectivity. The new smart glasses aim to provide users greater access to content on a wearable display through existing output devices and comes with an Android-based controller unit.

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Epson Sales division, Epson Singapore said, “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.”

Some typical uses of the BT-35E include:

  • 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 has been designed with commercial applications in mind. Its durable build and features designed for comfort mean it can be repeatedly worn by multiple users, fitting comfortably for long periods of time, no matter their shape, size, or if they wear glasses.

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).

Key features of the BT-35E:

  • 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

Epson’s new Moverio BT-35E smart glasses will be available end of December 2018, at a MSRP of SGD1,358. For more information, please contact Epson Singapore for more details.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities.

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