Electronics & Computers

Vuzix Announces Augmented Reality Glasses

September 19, 2012

The STAR 1200 XL is see-through, augmented reality–enabled binocular video eyewear, sporting a 35° field of view for use in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications.

ROCHESTER, NY /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corp. announced its new STAR 1200 XL wide field of view (WFOV) See-Through Augmented Reality (AR) Video Eyewear. The STAR 1200 XL is see-through, AR-enabled binocular video eyewear that sports a 35° field of view for use in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. Building from Vuzix' award-winning technology in AR-enabled video eyewear, this display allows users to view the real world while simultaneously viewing relevant computer-generated information, graphics, and alerts. The STAR 1200 XL AR glasses provide connectivity to VGA, component, and composite video sources. Its AR components include 3DOF motion-tracking sensors and a built in camera for "tracking and recognizing" the real world, allowing 3D computer-generated content to be locked in place when overlaid on top of the user's real-world view.

The STAR 1200 XL is a WFOV version of the Vuzix' STAR 1200 see-through AR-enabled eyewear. It has a native 16:9 format, with full color WVGA (852 by 480) displays, a new 1080p detachable camera, and sensors for AR tracking. Its see-through displays include an inter ocular adjustment to match the users pupil spacing, which provides the ultimate imaging performance on a display similar to a 76-in. flat-panel television, viewed from 10 ft. (approximately 3 m).

Paul J. Travers, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Building on Vuzix' advances in both its optics and tracking technology, we have been able to deliver affordable AR-enabled see-through head-mounted displays. The STAR 1200 XL's WFOV performance and upgraded camera enable more of the real world to be augmented, bringing a more encompassing AR experience. This new STAR XL includes many advanced features that our customers have been asking for, and we expect them to be used for a wide variety of applications."

The STAR 1200 XL is available to order now. A software developer kit is available for free download from the Vuzix Web site, and the STAR 1200XL is compatible with most major Windows-based AR authoring programs.

About Vuzix
Vuzix Corp. is a leading supplier of video eyewear products in the consumer, commercial, and entertainment markets. The company's products, personal display devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays, and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds over 47 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the video eyewear field. The company has won 12 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

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