The Moverio BT-300 AR, third generation smartglasses made by Epson, has been launched in Australia. Featuring the company’s silicon-based OLED screen technology, the BT-300 AR (for Augmented Reality) delivers a truly transparent mobile augmented reality experience through one of the lightest devices currently in the market.
During the Australian launch, the technology was demonstrated as being capable of mainstream use such as:
- Flying drones
- Aerial photography and videography
- VR learning
- AR learning
- Urban planning
- and more…
Similarly, the Moverio BT-300 smartglasses are also used in sports to give coaches and team managers a competitive advantage by being able to analyse players using the technology. This is being done today with the likes of the Grand Prix world champion Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team and by Manchester United Football Club.
“The Epson Moverio BT-300 are the first real smartglasses to have truly made it into the mainstream with their wide variety of uses and apps in the consumer, government and commercial worlds. They represent a major leap forward in mobile AR smart eyewear with their comfortable, lightweight form factor and powerful display engine. The transition from LCD backlit projection to Si-OLED enables higher contrast levels, a wider colour gamut and true display transparency which makes it game-changing technology.” – Bruce Bealby, Epson Australia Consumer Division General Manager – Sales & Marketing.
The Moverio BT-300 AR smartglasses run Android 5.1 on a quad core Intel® Atom™ X5 processor. This helps with the smooth rendering of the complex 3D imagery. Also included is a 5MP front-facing camera.
“The BT-300 marks a major advance in technology and performance for the Moverio platform. By using Si-OLED we take advantage of reductions in power usage and weight, and improvements in response times, HD resolution, brightness and contrast. By choosing silicon rather than glass for our base wafer we achieve an even more precise pixel display. Moverio also has several truly unique benefits, for example being the only smartglasses you can legally fly drones with in Australia as they offer pilots crystal clear, transparent first person views from the drone camera while simultaneously maintaining their line of sight with their aircraft. This makes flying and filming safer and helps users stay in compliance with local and national aviation regulations.” – Bruce Bealby.
Some additional videos showcasing the Moverio BT-300: