Epson has announced the latest version of its Moverio smart glasses, the BT-350. Designed for commercial and exhibit applications, the AR (augmented reality) glasses are expected to find a use in sports, museums and culture, where AR images can be overlaid on live events, exhibits and ruins.
“The design and wearability is key, and the BT-350 is designed with commercial applications in mind,” says Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, head of New Market Development, at Epson Europe. “ Its durable build and features designed for comfort mean it can be repeatedly worn by lots of visitors, fitting comfortably for long periods of time, no matter their shape, size, or if they wear glasses. Its unique design has been created using feedback from customers and projects already using the previous generation of Moverio in a wide-range of applications, resulting in easy fleet management features thanks to its dedicated options and accessories.”
The Moverio range has proved popular with business customers and independent software vendors (ISVs).
The glasses feature an Si-OLED display with 720p resolution. A unique nose pad allows over-glasses use. Connectivity includes Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi, Miracast and motion sensors. Sensors including a 5MP camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, GPS, ambient light and microphone. 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.
BT-350 glasses are powered by an Intel Atom Quad Core processor running Android 5.1 and have 16GB internal memory, with the ability to add up to 32GB of additional memory via SD card.
The battery lasts up to six hours. Multiple BT-350 models can be charged at the same time, via an optional Multiplex charger.
The BT-350 become available in April.