Imaging company Epson has announced its newest display technology, Epson Moverio BT-100, which is claimed to be the world’s first Android-based see-through wearable display.
Using micro-projection technology and an Android-powered track-pad controller, Moverio allows users to view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen projected into the user’s real environment.
Featuring built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and nearly six hours of rechargeable battery life, Moverio offers a portable way to interact with content from virtually any location. Users can also access downloaded content via the microSDHC card slot (4GB card included) and built-in 1GB internal user storage, even without wireless network access.
“The Moverio BT-100 see-through display is poised to significantly impact not only the way people interact with content for personal enjoyment, but the development of content for future applications – from virtual training platforms to a new way to interact with 3D CAD environments to visualizing 3D design renderings,” said Anna Jen, director of New Business Development, Epson America.
Announced today, March 28, Moverio BT-100 leverages Epson’s experience in LCD technology and visual imaging to project an 80-inch perceived “floating” display into the user’s environment for browsing the web, playing games, watching videos and interacting with content privately, while still allowing the user to experience and see the real world.
Using Moverio’s Android-powered controller with Wi-Fi connectivity, users can watch streaming video from sites such as YouTube or Vimeo or manage, download and interact with apps and content from nearly anywhere.
The Epson Moverio BT-100 ($699.99 MSRP) is now available through Epson’s own retail site www.epsonstore.com, select resellers and by pre-order on Amazon.com.