New AR Smart Glasses Enable Manufacturing Collaboration
Meeting the rapidly growing demand for remote assistance technology, Epson has announced the Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS, a new generation of award-winning Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses designed to support seamless remote collaboration with a high-quality AR viewing experience. Purpose-built for mission-critical tasks, such as troubleshooting, maintenance, inspection, and training, the new Moverio models support immersive, hands-free collaboration between on-site technicians and remote experts to help enhance efficiency, improve safety, and reduce downtime.
“Field service is undergoing a transformation, with many businesses shifting to remote assistance and adopting immersive AR technology to help enhance work efficiency, save costs and improve workplace safety,” said Nathan Cheng, associate product manager, Augmented Reality, Epson America, Inc. “As a pioneer in the AR space with over 10 years of innovation, the latest Moverio platform delivers advanced image quality in a binocular display with improved performance and wearability to provide a more immersive and shared viewing experience to today’s remote workforce.”
Compatible with a wide range of collaboration and remote assistance software, the Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS feature all-new Si-OLED technology, a proprietary optical engine, and a binocular see-through Full HD display with a 34° field-of-view to seamlessly integrate digital content with the outside world. With the USB-C interface, the BT-45C headset can tether to a wide range of compatible Android or Windows host devices to support an array of applications. Designed for businesses working in manufacturing, automotive, field service, IT, logistics, construction, and more, the smart glasses are built with a tough, robust design – with high shock and dust resistance – to withstand the most demanding and dynamic work environments. With an adjustable, padded headband and helmet mounting options, the BT-45C and BT-45CS can easily fit a variety of frontline work attire and helmet models for added comfort and flexibility.
A turnkey hardware solution, the Moverio BT-45CS combines a Moverio headset and an intuitive intelligent controller to help maximize ease of use while on the job. The 13MP camera on the intelligent controller gives users the ability to take detailed, up-close photos for enhanced precision. Its easy-to-use touchscreen interface and array of connectivity options help deliver convenience and usability.
The Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS support convenient, hands-free, ‘see-what-I-see’ collaboration between on-site technicians and remote experts with a range of features, including:
Incredible Image Quality: Integrated Si-OLED technology, proprietary optical engine and binocular see-through Full HD display with 34° field-of-view create a seamless viewing experience.
Easy Wearability: Adjustable, padded headband, plus helmet mounting options, to comfortably accommodate a variety of frontline work attire.
Robust, Durable Design: Shock- and dust-resistant with military grade drop test compliance and IP52 rating.
Headset Flip-up Function: Allows users to secure a clear field of view for enhanced efficiency and safety; tinted and clear ANSI Z87.1 compatible shields can be attached to the headset for added eye protection.
Advanced Camera: Centered 8MP auto-focus camera with optimized camera angle precisely captures wearer’s point of view, allowing for a true “see-what-I-see” experience between wearer and remote expert.
Dynamic Usability: Headsets are equipped with 9-axis and ambient light sensors, and BT-45CS controller is equipped with GPS sensors, which allow developers to unleash full potential of augmented reality via Moverio SDK.
Built-in Audio: Integrated speaker and noise-canceling microphone enhance the quality of hands-free communication; can connect external audio devices via the mini audio jack.
For more information: www.epson.com