Epson Expands Moverio Smart Glasses Portfolio and Brings Leading Augmented Reality Platform to Industrial Users

As published in Markets Insider, July 24, 2018

 

Epson, providers of the Moverio®augmented reality (AR) smart glasses platform, today announced both the availability of the new Moverio BT-350 ANSI Edition smart glasses, and the release of the Upskill® Skylight® AR platform on Moverio. The availability of Upskill's award-winning software with the new BT-350 ANSI Edition allows the Moverio platform to be used in a variety of commercial environments, with the goal of driving greater worldwide adoption of the technology.

Skylight, Upskill's industrial intuitive software platform interface allows hands-on workers to get the job done faster and more accurately by connecting them to the people, information and equipment they need while remaining hands-free to focus on their tasks and their tools.

"Epson was one of the first companies to see the value of smart glasses in the enterprise and their Moverio hardware is an established, trusted name in the market," said Brian Ballard, CEO and co-founder, Upskill. "By offering the Skylight platform on the Moverio BT-350 ANSI Edition smart glasses, we add increased choice for our customers looking to adopt high quality, industrial-grade AR devices to their operations to drive significant performance improvements across their workforce."

Designed to be worn in environments that require safety glasses, the new Moverio BT-350 ANSI model includes indoor and outdoor safety shields that meet ANSI Z87.1 safety certification requirements. Featuring a flexible and durable hinge-based headset, the Moverio BT-350 ANSI smart glasses can be worn comfortably on a wide range of head sizes.

Upskill has received numerous awards for Skylight, including recognition as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Gartner Cool Vendor, Hannover Messe Hermes Award Finalist, and most recently, Augmented World Expo's "AR Best in Show," to name a few. On average, customers using Skylight on smart glasses see a 32 percent performance improvement in use cases that span manufacturing, logistics and field services. Skylight on the Moverio BT350 ANSI Edition creates a smart-safety glass solution for use anywhere eye protection is required for a safe working environment.    

"Since Epson launched its first iteration of the Moverio smart glasses seven years ago, we have been diligently working to enhance the technology to meet the demands of end-users, including the need for an ANSI edition of the Moverio glasses," said Michael Leyva, product manager, augmented reality solutions, Epson. "We're confident that addressing this workplace safety requirement and collaborating with Upskill, will enable enterprises to accelerate smart glasses adoption across the workforce."

Support and Availability

The new Moverio BT-350 ANSI smart glasses will be available in July 2018 for $1,199 (USD) through authorized Epson resellers and Epson.com.

For additional information on the Moverio BT-350 ANSI Glasses please visit: https://epson.com/moverio-augmented-reality-smart-glasses-for-multi-users?pg=3#sn

About Upskill
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices in industrial settings. Trusted by some of the world's most well-known companies, such as The Boeing Company and Accenture, both also investors, our technology enhances the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite. With our industrial platform, Skylight, workers can be connected to the information they need to do their jobs with greater efficiency and fewer errors, enabling businesses to become more agile and competitive. To learn more, visit upskill.io.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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Jordan Lipson