Epson expands a series of technical devices Moverio through the points BT-40, which is also designed for the mass user.
In the segment points to transfer data Epson is a veteran. However, until now the device is primarily intended for companies. This should change with the emergence of new points BT-40 that Epson sells as “media points” to display the digital display.
In BT-40 no built-in tracking technology, as in the new models from Nreal, Lenovo or Vuzix. Therefore, three-dimensional graphics, not likely to be permanently attached to the same point of space, such as in the case of Nreal. BT-40 supports, at least, a basic motion detection using accelerometer and gyroscope.
120-inch TV at a distance of five meters
Glasses Epson feature a built-in display Si-OLED with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels full structure of the RGB pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. According to Epson, the field of view of about 34 degrees, it is sufficient to show the image of a digital display with a diagonal of 120 inches at a distance of five meters. Epson specifies the contrast ratio of 500,000: 1.
The glasses connect via a USB-C to different players, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops on Android (iPhone not supported). Glasses are on the player as a second monitor, which reflects the content of the player or extends work surface.
Glasses translucent, and according to Epson, they can also be worn over regular glasses. A quite small weight — 95 grams, there’s an attachment for head and, if necessary, additional nozzle for dimming.
Model BT-40S is intended for developers and comes with an extra controller and player, as well as the Android interface for custom software. Moverio smart controller is compatible with Play Store and is designed for commercial use.
The controller offers a touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, camera, flashlight, microphone, and audio. Glasses are protected from water according to protection class IP IPx2. High capacity battery included in the delivery set offers up to five hours of video playback.
And BT-40, BT-40S available immediately, the price for the consumer version — 630,70 euros. More information is available on the official website .