Epson Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S AR smart glasses available for pre-order 2

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‘As a pioneer in this space, we look forward to seeing how these new smart glasses are implemented by customers’

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➨ The latest generation Moverio line-up, first announced in December, will be available to buy on Amazon and through Epson’s distribution network in Q2 2021 for $579 (BT-40) and $999 (BT-40S)
➨ They are powered by Epson Si-OLED technology and offer a number of advances on previous iterations
➨ Moverio BT-40S offers the option of a controller running Android 9.0 that supports Google Mobile Services for custom software integration

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The new Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S augmented reality smart glasses from Epson are available for pre-order.

The latest generation Moverio line-up, first announced in December, will be available to buy on Amazon and through Epson’s distribution network in Q2 2021 for $579 (BT-40) and $999 (BT-40S).

These smart glasses are more established than some of their more recent competitors, with Epson developing the range for almost a decade.

Epson says the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses are designed to deliver a high-quality augmented reality viewing experience with maximum comfort.

They are powered by Epson Si-OLED technology and offer a number of advances on previous iterations, including a wider field of view, full HD 1080p display resolution, high contrast, improved connectivity, and a more comfortable, adjustable and easy-to-wear design.

Remi Del Mar, senior product manager for digital experiences in the augmented reality and commercial display solutions unit at Epson America, stresses the company’s history and experience in developing these products, saying: “With over 10 years in the AR market and its long history in the projector segment—having delivered high performance optical engines and impeccable color production—Epson is bringing that same legacy to this next generation of Moverio smart glasses.”

Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S offer advances in image quality, comfort and wearability that will serve Epson’s target use cases well, including industrial field service, remote assistance and accessibility usage.

Del Mar adds: “As a pioneer in this space, we look forward to seeing how these new smart glasses are implemented by customers.”

A closer look at the key Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S upgrades

Upgrading to the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S from older or competitor models will bring a wide 34° field-of-view and a heads-up, hands-free experience with higher resolution equivalent to viewing a 120 in screen from a distance of 15 ft.

There is also improved connectivity in a new headset design with advanced weight distribution and optional nose pads that allow for enhanced comfort.

An up to 500,000:1 contrast ratio allows unused display space to appear transparent and an improved aesthetic design offers glasses-style form factor and optional dark shades. The binocular design offers a see-through Si-OLED display.

Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S are also equipped with USB Type-C connectivity for a range of compatible smartphones, tablets and computers.

Moverio BT-40S offers the option of a controller running Android 9.0 that supports Google Mobile Services for custom software integration.

Epson Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S AR smart glasses available for pre-order 1
Controller features include built-in Wi-Fi

The controller features an integrated touchscreen, customised user interfaces, expandable memory up to 2TB, an IPx2 rating for durability, and Google Play compatibility.

Additional controller features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a compass, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a 13-megapixel autofocus camera, a flashlight, a noise cancelling microphone and audio jack, and a high-performance rechargeable battery that lasts up to five hours.

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