Odd couple or match made in heaven
Epson demonstrated a drone related application for its newly launched augmented reality smart glasses, the Moverio BT-300.
The Moverio BT-300 features Epson’s silicon-based OLED (organic light emitting diode) digital display technology, that enables the device to be the lightest see-through binocular smart glasses on the market.
Epson is currently working with businesses and independent software vendors to develop applications for the use of its Moverio glasses. It has partnered with DJI, a leading maker of drones, to develop applications for the Moverio smart glasses that will enhance safety, productivity, and piloting experience for hobbyists and professionals alike.
Using the optimized DJI Go app for the Moverio BT-300 smart glasses, drone pilots will be able to see clear, transparent first person views (FPV) from the drone camera while simultaneously maintaining line of sight with their aircraft. The Epson/ DJI partnership is timely as businesses look to expand on the use of drones for a variety of aerial photography and videography purposes.
Leveraging Epson’s patented optical and precision technologies, the Moverio BT-300 smart glasses has micro projectors located on each side of the eyeglasses that project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment.
The Moverio BT-300 bring hands-free operability through a front-facing 5-mega-pixel HD camera and intelligent tracking sensors that detects the dimensions and spatial positioning of objects in relation to each other. A key feature is that users can take HD-quality video and pictures while keeping their hands free. This brings new levels of productivity for deploying the device for work-related purposes. The device features an LED to indicate when the camera is recording.
Designed to be worn with ease at work or play, the Moverio BT-300 is compact and lightweight, and fits over normal glasses comfortably. It is approximately 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, the BT-200. Built with a quad core Intel Atom processor and Android OS 5.1, the BT-300 maintains up to six hours of battery life when processing 3D heavy content.
Augmented reality smart glasses is seen to have applications across various industries such as warehouse/logistics, field service, manufacturing, healthcare, travel and hospitality, retail and more. Uses for the Moverio smart glasses include learning and training purposes, remote field service support for complex repair assistance and troubleshooting, managing of inventory and warehousing, guided museum tours and others.
The Moverio BT-300 will be available in first quarter of 2017 across Southeast Asia region, in Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.