Epson Moverio

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Epson Moverio
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Information
VR/AR Augmented Reality
Type See Through Over The Glass (OTG)
Platform Android 5.1
Developer Epson
Operating System Android 5.1
Requires Moverio Android controller
Predecessor BT-200
CPU Intel® Atom™ x5, 1.44GHz Quad Core
Memory 2 GB
Storage 16 GB (Internal), Micro SD (max.2GB), MicroSDHC (max. 32GB)
Display Si-OLED
Resolution ( 1,280x 720) x RGB
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Field of View Approx. 23 °
Camera 5 million pixels
Sensors GPS, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Microphone
Connectivity Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, microUSB
Weight 69g
Size Width : 191 mm x 178 mm x 25 mm (D x W x H)
Release Date Jan, 2017
Price $699 (FPV/Drone Edition)
Website https://epson.com/For-Home/Wearables/Smart-Glasses/Moverio-BT-300FPV-Smart-Glasses-%28FPV-Drone-Edition%29/p/V11H756020F


Intro

Tech giant Epson unveils what the future of augmented reality looks like with the release of Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses late 2016. Priced at $779, the developer edition of Moverio BT-300 is bound to impress AR fans with a sleeker design and upgraded technology compared to its predecessor BT-200.

The Moverio BT-300 FPV Drone Edition for pilots of DJI™ drone, priced at $799 was released in January 2017.

Features

What sets Moverio BT-300 apart is the Si-OLED technology that it used for the display. With a resolution of 1280 x 720, the Si-OLED display provides sharp, bright and vibrant images. The display, when turned off, are totally invisible as it merges seamlessly to the glasses.

The Moverio BT-300 smart glasses is powered by Intel Axom 5 processor and runs on Android 5.1 making it easier for developers to work on AR apps. The Moverio BT-300 also weigh 20% lighter compared to its predecessor, making it the lightest AR headset in the world.

Hardware

The Moverio BT-300 spots a transparent display that projects images on an 80 inches floating screen 5 meters in front of your eyes. There is also a 5 Megapixel camera located at the front of the glasses along with the motion and ambient light sensors.

While not the most stylish glasses that you would wear around, it is definitely a much improvement from its predecessor with an almost “Google”-like design.

The Moverio BT-300 is connected to an Android controller that has a trackpad and basic Android buttons through a wire. This provides a familiar interface to existing Android user although an improvement would be welcome in the form of wireless or swipe/gesture control.

Technical Specifications

Model Number BT-300
Material Si-OLED
Panel size 0.43" wide panel (16:9)
Pixel count Horizontal 1280 × vertical 720 × RGB
Angle of view Approximately 23 degrees (diagonally)
Virtual screen size 80" support (virtual viewing distance 5m)
Color reproduction 24 bit color (approximately 16,770,000 colors)
Platform Android ™ 5.1
Supported movie formats MP4(MPEG4/H.264+AAC), MPEG2(H.264+AAC), VP8
Supported still image formats JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Supported audio formats WAV, MP3, AAC
Supported 3D Side-by-side format
Internal memory-Main memory 2GB
Internal memory- User memory 16GB
External memory microSD (2 GB maximum),microSDHC (32 GB maximum)
Connector ports micro-USB, controller, 4 pin mini jack (earphones with microphone complying with the CTIA standard)*1,microSD card slot
Operating temperature 5 to 35℃, humidity 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Power voltage - Controller 5VDC (when USB connected)
Battery Lithium polymer battery 2950 mAh
Frequency band IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac、Miracast® (Source/Sink)

Bluetooth® Ver.4.1 (Bluetooth® Smart Ready)


Frequency range 2.4 GHz band 1 to 13 ch, 5 GHz band 36 to 144 ch
Modulation OFDM,DS-SS
Battery life Approx. 6 hours (When playing movies)
Exterior dimensions

(W × D × H)- Headset

191mm × 178mm × 25mm (without the shade)
Exterior dimensions

(W × D × H) - Controller

56mm × 116mm × 23mm (without protruding section)
Mass - Headset 69g (without cables)
Mass - Controller 129g (without batteries, 1 battery is approx. 50g)
Camera 5 million pixels
Earphones with mic- Reception 100dB/mW
Earphones with mic -Playback Frequency Band 20 to 20kHz
Impedance 32ohm
Sensors GPS/geomagnetic sensor/accelerometer/gyroscopic sensor/illumination sensor

1 : Restrictions in operation may occur when using an adapter plug.


Software

The Moverio BT-300 itself runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, thus providing a popular platform for games and apps to be developed.

Developers, however, would need to download an SDK from the products developer page through this link.

https://tech.moverio.epson.com/en/bt-300/sdk_download.html

Apps

Owner of Moverio BT-300 can visit Moverio Apps Market here

https://moverio.epson.com/jsp/pc/pc_application_list.jsp

There are more than 50 apps listed for BT-300 and some of the Editor’s choice are 1. DJIGO - For Drones Since P4 2. 360 Viewer For Moverio 3. Augmenta Gesture Demo 4. KozzMozz 5. TVSuite For Moverio

Developer

Developers looking for more information and support to build the next generation AR apps leveraging the technology that Moverio BT-300 provides can visit the developer page here.

https://tech.moverio.epson.com/en/bt-300/

History

  • Feb, 2016 - Moverio BT-300 Announced At Mobile World Congress 2016
  • December, 2016 - Moverio BT-300 developer edition, released and shipped.
  • January, 2017 - Moverio BT-300 FPV Drone edition, released and shipped.


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