Høvik,
09
Januar
2018
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10:13
Europe/Amsterdam

Økt etterspørsel etter AR blant virksomheter driver prisene på smartbriller ned:

Epson øker produksjonen for å møte etterspørselen av Moverio-smartbriller

Epson, en av verdens ledende produsenter av augmented reality-smartbriller, skal øke produksjonen av selskapets markedsledende AR Moverio-smartbriller og samtidig redusere prisen på modellene utviklet for forretningsmarkedet. Dette skjer som følge av etterspørselsvekst etter AR-applikasjoner i forretningsmarkedet som innen detaljhandel, helsevesen, utdanning og reiseliv.

- AR-teknologien har modnet raskt og vi har sett hvordan bedrifter har gått fra å teste som proof-of-consept til å implementere den i virksomheten. De neste 18 månedene forventer vi en betydelig økning i antall AR-applikasjoner i arbeidslivet, og vi ønsker at flest mulig virksomheter får fordelene som våre markedsledende løsninger gir, sier Valerie Riffaud-Cagelosi, ansvarlig for å ta Moverio til nye bransjer og markeder i Epson.

Epson var tidlig ute med å satse på AR-teknologi og har utviklet løsninger for smartbriller siden 2011, med tydelig fokus på forretningsbruk. De nye prisene (BT-350, BT-2000 og BT-2200) innebærer at terskelen har blitt enda lavere for virksomheter som ønsker nye løsninger basert på AR-teknologien.

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Growing demand for business AR drives down cost of smart glasses
Epson gears up production to meet rise in business applications for Moverio smart eyewear

Epson, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of augmented reality smart eyewear, has announced it will be increasing production of its market leading AR Moverio smart glasses, while at the same time reducing the price of its commercial models for use by business.

The announcement is in response to growing demand for AR applications in the workplace with the increasing implementation of real use cases across a wide and diverse range of commercial sectors including retail, healthcare, dentistry, education, entertainment, repair & maintenance, museums and visitor attractions.

‘Augmented reality is fast coming of age, as many businesses are now moving from proof of concept to mainstream implementation’ explains Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, Epson’s head of new market development for Moverio. ‘Now economies of scale allied to increased demand for Epson’s market leading smart eyewear solutions means we can make Moverio even more affordable and enable many more businesses to take advantage of augmented reality applications in the workplace.

‘Over the next eighteen months Epson expects to see a significant rise in augmented reality applications in the workplace and we are keen to see as many companies as possible benefit from the advantages offered by our market-leading augmented reality smart eyewear.’

Epson was one of the first companies to enter the AR market and has been developing augmented reality smart eyewear solutions since 2011. Epson’s focus on commercial applications distinguishes the Moverio range from other smart glasses on the market and, developed with function at the forefront, Moverio has proved very popular with business customers and independent software vendors (ISVs).

Epson is committed to working closely with developers across all industry sectors looking to bring real applications to improve the workplace. The new prices of the Moverio business range (covering the BT-350, BT-2000 and BT-2200) will ensure there are no barriers to entry for companies keen to develop new commercial applications and will stimulate more extensive deployment of smart eyewear across the workplace.

The latest generation of Moverio technology is now the lightest Si-OLED binocular see-through smart glass on the market and combines Epson’s unique silicon-based digital display technology providing truly transparent mobile hands free AR experiences for a range of valuable business applications.

Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, continues: “The design and wearability of Moverio is key to its success in business and the BT-350 is designed with commercial applications in mind. Its durable build and features designed for comfort means it can be used for long periods in the workplace, fitting comfortably, no matter the head shape, size, or if the user wears glasses. The battery lasts up to six hours, ideal for the working day and includes built-in connectivity and sensors such as Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi, Miracast and motion sensors. The smart glasses can also deliver 3D content, and it can visually detect items in front of a visitor using a high-resolution, five megapixel stereo camera.’

Notes to Editor

Prices effective from 1st December 2017 and exclude local taxes

Moverio BT-350: €900.00 (ex VAT)

Moverio BT-2000: €1,650 (ex VAT)

Moverio BT-2200: €1,650 (ex VAT)

Include spec details of the 350, 2200, 2000 here...

Moverio BT-350:

Specs

Si-OLED (Silicon - Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display, can be worn Over The Glasses (OTG)

Android 5.1 Operating System

5 mega pixel front facing camera

GPS, Compass, Gyroscope and Accelerometer sensors

WiFi, Bluetooth and Micro USB connectivity

Key Features

‒Powerful visitor experiences: Bring venues to life through the power of AR

‒Durable and flexible design: Designed to be worn easily by a wide range of visitors

‒Accessories for multi-unit management: Easy management and operation of multiple units for large scale deployment

‒Amazing image quality: HD display (720p) & high brightness ensure a crisp image and vivid colours

‒Cutting edge performance: 1.44GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and battery life up to six hours

Moverio BT-2000:

Specs

Designed to be worn on the head without a safety helmet

HTPS Poly-silicon TFT active matrix display, can be worn Over The Glasses (OTG)

Android 4.0.4 Operating System

5 mega pixel front facing camera

GPS, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Geomagnetic sensors

WiFi, Bluetooth LE and Micro USB connectivity

Key Features

‒Hands-free operation: Wearable display with built-in standalone voice command

‒Stereo camera: High-resolution 5MP stereo front-facing camera, with three dimensional depth sensing

‒Built-in Epson Inertial Measurement Unit: High-precision motion sensor with a margin of error much less than conventional sensors

‒Long operating time: Android OS, unique, comfortable design, and replaceable batteries (with hot swap functionality)

‒Built to perform: Comfortable and rugged design, IP54 certified, protective shield (ANSI Z87.1 / EN 166)

‒Simple Operation: Physical programmable keys with intuitive shapes and layout

Moverio BT-2200:

Specs

Designed to be worn with a safety helmet

HTPS Poly-silicon TFT active matrix display, can be worn Over The Glasses (OTG)

Android 4.0.4 Operating System

5 mega pixel front facing camera

GPS, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Geomagnetic sensors

WiFi, Bluetooth LE and Micro USB connectivity

Key Features

‒Hands-free operation: Wearable display with built-in standalone voice command

‒Stereo camera: High-resolution 5MP stereo front-facing camera, with three dimensional depth sensing

‒Built-in Epson Inertial Measurement Unit: High-precision motion sensor with a margin of error much less than conventional sensors

‒Long operating time: Android OS, unique, comfortable design, and replaceable batteries (with hot swap functionality)

‒Built to perform: Comfortable and rugged design, IP54 certified, protective shield (ANSI Z87.1 / EN 166)

‒Simple Operation: Physical programmable keys with intuitive shapes and layout