Long Beach, Calif. – February 6, 2018 – Developing new augmented reality applications for smart glasses has become even simpler as global technology firm, Epson, announces that its third-generation binocular Moverio® augmented reality (AR) smart glasses are now supported by Wikitude, the world’s leading independent AR platform with over 1 billion installs and winner of the 2017 Auggie Award for ‘Best Developer Tool’.
Wikitude’s support for Epson’s Moverio BT-300 and BT-350 smart glasses will enable developers to extend current applications for augmented reality with easy-to-apply new functionality including object recognition, instant tracking (markerless SLAM), image recognition and tracking, location-based AR and more.
“Wikitude’s Augmented Reality SDK will enable developers to take augmented reality applications to the next level on our Moverio smart glass platform,” said Leon Laroue, product manager, Epson America. “It’s our belief that working closely with developers across the world will help push AR into the mainstream. Adding Wikitude to our platform shows our continued commitment to both developers and the AR market as a whole.”
The announcement comes as growing demand for AR applications sees increasing use cases for smart glasses across a wide and diverse range of sectors including museums & visitor attractions, retail, healthcare, dentistry, repair & maintenance and education.
Epson was one of the first companies to enter the AR market and has been developing augmented reality smart glasses since 2011. The latest Epson Moverio devices are reduced in weight, have improved processing capability, longer battery life, enhanced camera capabilities and feature Epson’s unique binocular silicon-based OLED displays for side-by-side 3D content viewing.
Wikitude’s AR SDK has been fully customized to take advantage of the unique features of the Moverio BT-300 and BT-350, ensuring optimal performance in a variety of environments and use cases.
“This is an exciting step towards delivering a wider range of hands-free augmented reality experiences. Wikitude’s fully optimized SDK combined with Epson’s cutting-edge devices will empower businesses worldwide to work better, faster and in a more collaborative way” said Martin Herdina, CEO at Wikitude.
Developers can start today by downloading Wikitude SDK 7.1.
To learn more about becoming a developer for Epson Moverio smart glasses, contact the Epson America team at: https://epson.com/moverio-contact-us.
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Wikitude is the world’s mobile augmented reality (AR) pioneer and leading AR technology provider for smartphones, tablets and digital eyewear on both iOS and Android. Its fully in-house developed AR technology is available through its SDK, Cloud Recognition and Studio products enabling brands, agencies and developers to achieve their AR goals. With more than 100,000 registered developers, the Wikitude SDK powers thousands of AR apps run by both small enterprises as well as many Fortune 100 companies across the globe. Wikitude’s latest product and feature addition is its 3D recognition and tracking, allowing apps to "see" and understand rooms, spaces and objects. Wikitude® is a registered trademark of Wikitude GmbH, for more information please visit: www.wikitude.com.
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