January 8, 2014
Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses powered by Wikitude SDK have arrived!Las Vegas, CES, January 8, 2014 – Announced today at the world famous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the all new, groundbreaking Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses feature augmented reality technology powered by an optimized Wikitude SDK. To demonstrate the power of Wikitude’s technology in combination with the all new BT-200 smart glasses, a 3D model app of the solar system has been installed on the first batch of devices arriving in selected countries. Once activated, those lucky enough to get their hands on the device simply need to look to the skies to view a perfect representation of the solar system around them. With pinpoint accuracy, scale, and celestial rotations, the BT-200 presents detailed views of the planets and stars high above. Based on Wikitude’s award winning SDK and augmented reality technology, the implementation for the Epson Moverio BT-200 has been optimized to reduce power consumption, resulting in longer battery life, while at the same time taking advantage of the BT-200’s advanced processing power and functionality. The Wikitude SDK is able to power advanced image recognition and geo-location based services with the BT-200, providing the ultimate augmented reality experience for end users. “The Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses offer consumers crystal clear video as well as access to incredible new augmented reality experiences and relevant information according to their personal interests and needs. Leveraging Epson’s leadership in LCD projection technology and visual imaging, the Moverio BT-200’s transparent display and powerful new features give users a new way of seeing the world,” comments Epson General Manager of Visual Products Atsunari Tsuda. [responsive_vid]
With wearable computing devices projected to usher in the next wave of of technology, and sell in the tens of millions, Epson and Wikitude are positioned to lead the market with a superior device and experience. The BT-200 is a transparent binocular device, providing stereoscopic displays projecting transparent items over real-life objects, in a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a 23 degree field of view. Complete with GPS, a gyroscope, digital compass and camera, the BT-200 is fully capable of powering computer vision and tracking as well as geo-location aware content and context. “All the required sensors and optical elements to connect digital content with the real world are included in the Epson Moverio BT-200” says Andy Gstoll, Wikitude’s CMO. “It is a truly amazing pair of smart glasses allowing our Wikitude SDK and technology to shine.” Announced today, with demo versions of the device available at the Epson booth, S214 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the BT-200 Smart Glasses will be available to the general public in May.