LONG BEACH, Calif. - Epson America today announced the Moverio® BT-30C smart glasses have been named the top "Augmented Reality Headset" in the annual 2019 TWICE VIP Awards. Delivering a high-quality USB-C tethered augmented reality (AR) viewing experience, the Moverio BT-30C smart glasses offer a high-resolution, big-screen experience that is projected into a wearer's line of sight. Utilizing USB-C connectivity with Android™ phones or Windows® PCs1, the Moverio BT-30C provides a plug-and-play solution for access to a wide range of content – from entertainment apps to content captioning and mobile games.
"As the only awards voted on exclusively by consumer tech retailers and distributors, winning a TWICE VIP Award demonstrates your device has what it takes to resonate with consumers and succeed on the shelves," said Grant Morgan, senior editor of TWICE. "Going home with a VIP signifies the top dealers genuinely value what you're delivering, and participating in the program ensures you're seen by the most important people in the industry."
The TWICE VIP Awards are voted on by retailers and distributors, with all winners to be announced Aug. 19 in print, online and in TWICE newsletters. All nominees will be recognized in a special digital edition, delivered to over 32,000 subscribers. The 2019 VIP Awards are presented by TWICE and parent company Future plc.
"Epson is committed to expanding the wearable display category and the introduction of the Moverio BT-30C smart glasses allow users to experience and interact with content in a whole new way," said Eric Mizufuka, product manager, augmented reality, Epson America, Inc. "We are grateful to be acknowledge by TWICE and the consumer tech retailers and distributors who voted – underscoring the features, design and value the Moverio BT-30C brings to the market."
The unique heads-up, hands-free experience offered with the Moverio BT-30C, combined with the Moverio SDK, allows for a range of app development possibilities. The easy-to-use plug-and-play solution does not require extensive set up or additional software, and features an easy user interface that integrates with existing devices. In addition to personal entertainment use, the Moverio BT-30C can interface with custom B2B applications such as captioning, subtitling, language translations, and more.
Moverio BT-30C smart glasses are available now for $499 MSRP. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/moverio.
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1 Must support DisplayPort Alt Mode.
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