Olympus Returns to Smart Glass Technology

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Smartglass kind of came and went a few years ago. When privacy issues surfaced after complaints about Google Glass users taking secret pictures and video of strangers, people got a little leary. 

But what about real-world uses? What about a Smart Glass that you can clip onto any pair of glasses or safety glasses and get the information you need to do a job right in front of you.

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Olympus today launched the EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10. A lightweight, compact Smart Glass that incorporates both LAN and Bluetooth technology, hot-swappable batteries, photo and video capture capabilities and is currently open source so developers can make apps that work best for their needs. It's not cheap at $1,500. But then again this doesn't seem like it's for the average consumer. Imagine being able to look at a mess of 50 wires and a heads up screen can tell you exactly what each one is? That's the potential. 

Full Press Release: 


OLYMPUS LAUNCHES THE EYETREK INSIGHT EI-10 
SMART GLASSES FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

EyeTrek INSIGHT™ El-10 is a Compact, Lightweight Tool Optimized for Extended Use Across Business Applications
 
CENTER VALLEY, PA., November 6, 2017 -- Drawing on its long history in the development of smart glasses technology, Olympus America Inc. announced today the launch of the EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 Smart Glasses in the United States. The patented optical system in the EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 enables users to see its display without blocking eyesight and easily access information whenever needed without interfering with their activities.
 
Within its lightweight and compact form factor, the EI-10 incorporates both wireless LAN and Bluetooth® technology for wireless connection to a network or to peripheral devices. The EI-10's long battery life and hot swap capabilities allow for extended use in a variety of demanding business settings.
 
The EI-10 is equipped with an attachment mechanism that allows it to be easily mounted to safety glasses or prescription glasses, so it can be used in a variety of environments with varying safety requirements and business use cases. Embedded sensors allow for easy navigation of the user interface and applications, which include photo and video capture and playback, QR code reader, and utility functions for custom developed applications.
 
The EI-10 is equipped with the Android® operating system and users are able to develop customized applications via the development tools provided by Olympus. Additionally, Olympus is currently partnering with product and software developers to further enhance users' experiences with the El-10.
 
Partners including Rochester Optical (https://rochesteroptical.com/olympus/), a global leader in optical innovation, have worked with Olympus to develop prescription eyeglass frames with an integrated EI-10 mounting mechanism. WESTUNITIS (https://rms-et.westunitis.com/), a Japan-based software company, provides business solution software for use with the EI-10.
 
Olympus will continue to build their partner portfolio to facilitate the development of new opportunities and applications for the El-10 user.
 
Feature Overview

  • Compact, lightweight design optimized for extended use across business applications
  • Wireless LAN and Bluetooth for wireless connection to various networks and devices
  • Unique optical technology with a semi-transparent effect allows visualization of images and data without impeding eyesight
  • Incorporated sensors allow for a wide variety of custom-developed user applications
  • Android-based with robust development tools for product integration and application development
 
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 will be available in November for an estimated street price of $1,499.99 USD. For a complete list of specifications, or for more information, visit the Olympus website: www.getolympus.com/smartglasses

EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 Specifications

Device

Model No.

EI-10

Weight 

66 g (approx. including battery)

Display Type

OLED

Display Resolution

nHD+ (640x400)

Field of View

Diagonal 13 deg. (approx.)

CPU 

TI OMAP 4470

OS 

Android 4.2.2

RAM (main memory)

1GB

ROM (user memory) 

8GB

Sensors

3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyro, 3-axis magnetic field

Camera Resolution 

1992 × 1216 effective pixels

Microphone 

16bit monaural

Voice Input / Output

4-pole mini jack

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP / AVRCP / SPP / HID)

Supported frequency band: 2402MHz-2480MHz

Max. output: 4.0mW

Bluetooth low energy is not supported

Wireless LAN

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Supported frequency band: 2412MHz-2452MHz, 5150MHz-5250MHz, 5250MHz-5350MHz, 5470-5725MHz

Max. output: 8.9mW

USB Port 

Micro-B

Operation environment

(incl. accessories)

Temperature: 5°C (41°F) - 35°C (95°F), Humidity: 30 - 90% (no dew condensation)

Storage environment

(incl. accessories)

Temperature: 0°C (32°F) - 40°C (104°F), Humidity: 10 - 90% (no dew condensation)

Battery

Model No. 

WHB-001

Battery Type 

Li-ion polymer

Battery Life

30-60 min (approx., depending on the applications used)

Battery Voltage / Power 

DC 3.7V / 1.1Wh

Battery Capacity 

300mAh

AC Adapter for Battery Charger

Model No. 

UN312-0520

Rated Input

AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Rated Output

DC5V, 2.0A

Battery Charger

Model No.

EI-CH1

Rated Input 

DC5V, 2.0A

Rated Output 

DC4.2V, 0.75A (when 5 batteries are charged)

 

 

Product Name

MSRP

EI-10

$1,499.99 

Battery Charger EI-CS1

$249.99

Battery 5 Pack EI-BTS

$209.99

Power Pack Adapter EI-PC1

$109.99

Protective Eyewear with Mount EI-OG1

$129.99

Headset with Mic EI-HS1

$89.99

 


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