Epson shows developers the future at Droidcon Berlin

Augmented reality applications take centre stage as Epson showcases the new Moverio BT-200 to the European Android community

Epson shows developers the future at Droidcon Berlin

8 May 2014 – Epson will present Moverio BT-200, its unique binocular, see-through, Android-powered smart glasses, to European developers at Droidcon Berlin this week.

With Europe’s most influential developers in attendance, the company sees the event as the perfect place to build relationships with Android developers, who will have the potential to create pioneering applications using the device’s revolutionary technology.

Having developed its first generation of smart glasses in 2011, Epson has made great strides forward with its latest model. Available across Europe from June, the Moverio BT-200 presents a wealth of new opportunities to Android developers, particularly in the realm of augmented reality (AR).

During Droidcon Berlin, Epson will showcase applications created by developers that have already started developing for Moverio, including Imaginary Computer, Metaio and Wikitude. Visitors to the stand will be able to see just some of the device’s capabilities, while discussing future applications.

Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, senior manager at Epson Europe, commented: “In the same way that smart devices presented new opportunities when they were launched a decade ago, the Moverio BT-200 is setting new boundaries, allowing Android developers to take applications to the next level.

“We believe Moverio has the potential to offer much more than any tablet or smart device, and presents an opportunity to change the way the world consumes information and content. But to achieve this, we need the expertise and creative minds of the Android community to help us develop applications that make the most of our product’s revolutionary technology. And that is why we are excited and looking forward to presenting the second generation device at this year’s Droidcon event in Berlin.”

Droidcon Berlin takes place at STATION-Berlin, from 8-10 May 2014.

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About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

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.

About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,655 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2012 were 1,540 million Euros.

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