"Now in our sixth year in the Augmented Reality eyewear space, Epson's Moverio platform has driven interest and sales increases exponentially year after year. Our newest Moverio BT-300 will certainly drive our business to new highs," said Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Ventures for Epson America. "We're especially excited to be partnered with DJI to make flying a safer and more productive experience. We believe that piloting UAVs is one of our killer applications."
Sharing the same powerful hardware platform as the Developer Edition, the Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition comes pre-loaded with the DJI GO app for use with most DJI hardware. The Drone Edition glasses feature clip-on dark shades for use in bright sunlight as well as special fasteners that secure the Moverio controller onto the DJI phone mount for easy operation2. The Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition will ship with a suggested retail price of $799.
With the Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition, UAV pilots are able to experience crystal clear, transparent first person views (FPV) from the drone camera while simultaneously maintaining their line of sight with their aircraft. The FAA has maintained the rule that UAVs must remain within the visual line-of-sight (VLOS) of the remote pilot, reinforcing the relevance of the Moverio Drone Edition. More than 600,000 UAVs are expected to be in use in 20172.
For complete overviews of both editions and to purchase a unit, please visit Epson.com/Moverio.
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1 When compared to data available on the websites of manufacturers of competitor devices with similar features as of July 2016. Moverio BT-300 weight: less than 2.5 oz (69 g)
2 The included mount is compatible with DJI's Phantom and Inspire product lines.
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SOURCE Epson America, Inc.