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Beyond Glass: Inside Epson’s scheme to make the de-facto smart glasses

Beyond Glass: Inside Epson’s scheme to make the de-facto smart glasses

Epson can forgive you if your first thought when you hear augmented reality is Google Glass, even though you're wrong. Google may never had actually described its wearable as an AR device, but a combination of the over-promising original concept video and a general naivety about the segment overall led many would-be Glass wearers to be surprised at what the headset really is: a convenient notifications pane in the corner of your vision. If you're looking for true AR, though, Epson might have the answer. We caught up with the company to check out its latest headset, the Moverio BT-200, and find out why it's confident it can become the de-facto choice for augmented reality.

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Epson’s newest Android label maker introduced at CES 2014

Epson’s newest Android label maker introduced at CES 2014

Epson is known for printing, and at CES they gave us a look at their LabelWorks LW-600P label maker. The latest in a line of Android-capable label makers, the LW-600P brings a lot to the table, and works entirely via your Android device. Label making has never been so fun.

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Epson BT200 headset hands-on

Epson BT200 headset hands-on

The Epson BT200 headset is an upgrade to their BT100, and checks in about 66% smaller. Though a bigger profile than Google Glass, Epson is quick to highlight the differences. In our hands-on, we found a headset that offers a wholly different experience than we’ve come to known with other headsets.

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Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.

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Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson has introduced the next generation of its Moverio smart glasses, bringing with the new BT-200 model a variety of new features and a light-weight design and a "true binocular display" offered up by using miniaturized LCD-based projection. Essentially, the digital reality is overlaid upon the real world resulting in a variety of augmented tasks and activities, not the least of which having to do with gaming and video entertainment.

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Epson VS230, VS330, and VS335W projectors support USB Plug ‘n Play

Epson VS230, VS330, and VS335W projectors support USB Plug ‘n Play

Epson has rolled out a new line of projectors that aim at business users that are shopping on a budget. The projectors include the VS230, VS330, and VS335W and they start at under $400 making them inexpensive. The VS-series projectors share many common features and vary in resolution and brightness ratings.

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Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe support 2-D and 3-D content

Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe support 2-D and 3-D content

Epson has unveiled several new projectors aimed at home theater users. The new projectors include the PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe. The Pro Cinema projectors are sold through custom installers while the Home Cinema will be sold through traditional channels. All the projectors offer 2400 lm of color and white brightness.

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Epson V550 color photos scanner scans printed photos directly to Facebook

Epson V550 color photos scanner scans printed photos directly to Facebook

If you have a bunch of photographs stuffed inside various photo albums getting old and brittle with age, you may be wondering what you can do to save those paper photographs. Epson has unveiled a new color photo scanner called the Epson Perfection V550 that makes it easy to turn printed photos, negatives, or slides into full-color digital photographs.

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Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 printers offer Wi-Fi Direct

Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 printers offer Wi-Fi Direct

Epson has announced two new printers that are aimed at families and photo enthusiasts. The new printers include the Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 Small-in-One. Both printers use Epson's MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium ink allowing high-quality photos to be printed at home.

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector offers 1080p and 3-D capability

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector offers 1080p and 3-D capability

It wasn't so long ago that you need to spend some serious money to get a home theater projector that supports full HD resolution and the ability to view 3-D content. Epson has announced a new home theater projector called the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 that supports full HD resolution and both 2-D and 3-D content.

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Moverio BT-100 augmented reality glasses creators talk taking on Google Glass

Moverio BT-100 augmented reality glasses creators talk taking on Google Glass

The Epson Moverio BT-100 is a pair of augmented reality glasses that, in the wake of the future success of Google Glass and the Occulus Rift, keeps itself unique with its own combination of abilities. This week SlashGear had a chat with Eric Mizufuka, Product Manager of New Markets at Epson and Scott Montgomerie, CEO and lead developer of Scope Technologies about the newest use of this still very developer-stage pair of futuristic glasses: augmented reality industrial product training.

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Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable

Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable

The augmented reality scene is hotting up, with the promise of full computer-mediated vision for the mainstream and another hint that Google won't have the Glass market all to itself thanks to an incoming headset from startup Meta. The wearable project actually goes one step further than Project Glass, putting a full twin-display digital environment - controlled by two hand 3D tracking - in front of the user, rather than floating notifications and prompts in the corner of their eye as Google's system does.

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