Epson launches Moverio BT-40, BT-40S AR glasses - Craffic

Epson is launching, BT-40 and BT-40S, a new set of Moverio augmented reality glasses that feature a bigger field view, more comfort, and much high resolution to collaborate across multiple industries. Both Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S will go on sale in the second half of 2021, which can connect directly to your smartphone, or you can also plug them into Epson’s new Android mini-computer.

Epson Moverio BT-40
Epson Moverio BT-40

Epson’s BT-40 AR glasses

BT-40 AR glasses come with Epson’s 4th gen Si-OLED 1080P display/lens with a 500,000:1 contrast ratio. Each eye gets a 0.45-inch panel with a wider field of view at 34 degrees. The BT-40 has a USB Type-C connector to plug directly into devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops for being used as a secondary screen. Additionally, it has a 9-axis motion sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensor (thanks Slashgear). The device will cost $579 and will be available through Amazon and other distribution partners of Epson.

Epson’s BT-40S AR glasses

Now, BT-40S AR glasses have the same Epson’s 4th gen Si-OLED 1080P display/lens and feature the same 9-axis motion sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensor. But what makes it different from BT-40 is that it comes with the latest version of Epson’s Intelligent Touch Controller i.e. the BO-IC400, which can be used for tourism, subtitling and captioning, workflow instructions, and dentistry.

Epson Moverio BT-40s
Epson Moverio BT-40s

It’s a mini-PC running Android 9 (with Android 11 coming soon) on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 chipset. BO-IC400 has a 2.95-inch display along with a 13MP auto-focus camera, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth, and also 64GB of internal storage and microSD slot for up to 2TB cards. This full bundle of BT-40S will cost $999 and could be ais a good option for software developers says Remi Del Mar, senior product manager of Digital Experiences, Augmented Reality and Commercial Display Solutions at Epson America.

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