Epson Brings Enterprise Applications to Life with Latest Augmented Reality Smart Glasses at Augmented World Expo 2014

Epson to Demonstrate Second-Generation Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses with the Latest Apps from Today’s Top AR Companies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2014Augmented World Expo 2014, Eyewear Pavilion Epson America will showcase its second-generation Moverio BT-200 augmented reality smart glasses together with its innovative applications partners at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, May 27-29, 2014. At the show, Epson will also sponsor a wearable hackathon event for Android developers and designers who want to explore the most innovative and useful applications for cutting-edge augmented reality glasses.

“More and more augmented and virtual reality companies continue to use the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses to create enterprise applications that improve worker efficiency in a wide array of vertical markets,” said Anna Jen, director, New Ventures/New Products for Epson America. “We’re particularly excited about the Augmented World Expo, which brings together the leading AR and virtual reality companies that are helping to make the world more interactive.”

Now commercially available, the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses allow companies across the world to push the boundaries of what’s possible in combining the physical and digital worlds. At the show, attendees will be able to experience ground-breaking enterprise and consumer applications from leading augmented reality developers including Scope AR, Metaio, Wikitude, APX Labs, and Wipro. These demonstrations featuring the Moverio BT-200 include:

  • Scope AR – An augmented reality training app that enables step-by-step assembly of a toy helicopter and a 3D game that lets you use the helicopter to put out virtual fires
  • Metaio, Inc. – Multiple demonstrations running on their platform, including an augmented reality-based app to maintain and repair an air conditioner
  • Wikitude – Using augmented reality to visualize the solar system and receive basic information for each planet
  • APX Labs – Using their Skylight platform, a complete and integrated software solution for enterprise smart glasses that creates a new AR interface floating over your field of view
  • Wipro – Augmented reality-based retail planogram execution and compliance validation for visual merchandising from this global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company

In addition, Epson is sponsoring a 36-hour hackathon at the Augmented World Expo on Monday, Memorial Day, May 26 through Tuesday, May 27. Teams from around the world will compete to create applications for some of today’s leading wearable devices and AR platforms including the Moverio BT-200, Arqetype, Wikitude, Metaio, Catchoom, Arpa Solutions, Leap Motion and more.

Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Markets at Epson, will also be speaking on the “Top Smart Glasses Face-Off” panel session being held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 at the Main Theatre in the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The Moverio BT-200 smart glasses are now available with an MSRP of $699.99. For complete Moverio BT-200 specifications and additional information, please visit To purchase, click “Learn More.”

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About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:


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