LONG BEACH, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Epson America today announced its Moverio BT-200 smart glasses received the coveted title of ‘Best Hardware’ at the Auggie Award ceremony during the 2014 Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Santa Clara, Calif. last week.
The award recognizes excellence in the fields of augmented reality (AR), wearable tech and the Internet of Things across several platforms and categories. The Epson® Moverio BT-200 was honored for enabling AR developers to bring cutting-edge enterprise applications to life, making work more engaging, productive, and fun.
“With the Moverio BT-200, we wanted to deliver an unparalleled enterprise experience optimized for augmented reality applications,” said Anna Jen, director, New Ventures/New Products for Epson America. “By blending the physical and digital worlds we strive to transform how users view the world around them. For our success to be recognized in this way is incredibly rewarding, and is a validation of our approach to designing augmented reality smart glasses.”
Now in its fifth year, Augmented World Expo is the world’s largest gathering of technology professionals passionate about making the world a more interactive place. At the show, Epson showcased its Moverio BT-200 together with several of its innovative applications partners as well hosted a wearable hackathon event for Android developers and designers who explored the most innovative and useful applications for augmented reality glasses.
“After thoughtful consideration of its design quality, user experience and potential impact for both enterprise and consumers, the Auggie Award judging panel named the Epson Moverio BT-200 the ‘Best Hardware’ in the augmented world,” said Ori Inbar, co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org, the organizers of AWE. “Its advanced design and cutting-edge applications demonstrate the potential of augmented reality smart glass technology now and into the future.”
Leveraging Epson’s patented core technologies, the Moverio BT-200 offers an unparalleled binocular smart glasses experience optimized for augmented reality applications. Micro projectors located on each side of the eyeglasses project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment. In addition, the Moverio BT-200 glasses contain sensors such as a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetic compass for head-motion tracking and hands-free navigation, as well as a front-facing camera for video and image capture and identifying real-world markers for AR applications.
The Moverio BT-200 smart glasses are now available with an MSRP of $699.99. For complete Moverio BT-200 specifications and additional information, please visit www.epson.com/Moverio. To purchase, click “Learn More.”
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.