Epson releases two new Augmented reality headsets

June 21, 2017, 8:22 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Epson Moverio BT-350

Epson announced the two new augmented reality headsets at 2017 Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. These headsets will be the new members of Moverio line of products. The two headsets are Epson Moverio BT-350 and Epson Moverio Pro BT-2200.

Epson Moverio BT-350 augmented reality glass is aimed to be shared among multiple users. It can provide remote assistance to the group of technicians in a workforce or group of visitors in the museum or amusement parks. This will be the company’s first production volume smart glass that is designed for busy or commercial environments. Its key attraction is that the glasses can be shared among the users. It has a flexible design made up of durable components and can expand according to the size of the person's head. The glass is equipped with 5 MP front facing the camera and has a Wi-Fi connectivity to facilitate remote support scenarios. It has the same specification as that of Moverio BT-300. The later model uses quad-core Intel Atom X-5 processors. It runs Android 5.1 and has Si-OLED projection system to deliver augmented reality content.

On the other hand, Epson Moverio Pro BT-2200 is designed to accommodate safety helmets in an industrial setting. This headset has an adjustable headband and forehead pad. The lenses are held by hinges which allow the users to flip out lenses when not engaged. The glass with ANSI Z87.1 safety standard and is IP54 certified (It can withstand a fall from 1.2 m). Like the earlier model, it is also equipped with the 5MP front facing the camera with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity option. It also has the removable battery, an ambient light sensor, a wired control pad along with GPS.

Both the models will be available by the end of this month. Epson Moverio BT-350 will cost you $1,399 and Epson Moverio Pro BT-2200 will cost $2,999.

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