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Epson Named 2014 CES Innovations Awards Honoree in Wearable Tech for Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

Offering a Transparent 'Look Through' Experience for New Digital Entertainment and Augmented Reality Experiences, Moverio BT-200 Available from March 2014 for $699

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 International CES, LVCC South Hall Meeting Room S214 -- Epson America today announced it has been selected by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as a 2014 International CES® Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honoree in the Wearable Technologies product category for its second-generation "smart glasses," the Moverio™ BT-200.

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Sporting a sleek, light design, the Epson® Moverio BT-200 is a true binocular display using a miniaturized LCD-based projection lens system and optical light guide in each side of the glasses.  The Moverio platform's advanced binocular optical system projects see-through overlays of digital content onto the real-world in the center of the smart glasses' field of view. Enabling a seamless blend of the physical and digital world, the Moverio BT-200 technology platform makes a new world of augmented reality applications possible for consumers as well as commercial enterprises.

"We are honored to be recognized by CEA with this prestigious award," said Rajeev Mishra, VP Commercial Sales & Marketing for Epson America.  "Leveraging our long-standing leadership in LCD and visual imaging, Epson is at the forefront of developing innovative and unique wearable products that bring valuable new experiences for consumers and enterprises."

CES Innovations awards products are judged by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

Epson and their application developer partners will be showcasing application demos of the Moverio BT-200 at the Epson SmartWare Pavilion, meeting room S214, in the Las Vegas Convention Center during 2014 International CES, Jan. 7-10, 2014. 

In addition, the Moverio BT-200 smart glasses will be on display at the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at International CES 2014.

The Moverio BT-200 smart glasses will be shipping from March 2014 with a MSRP of $699.99 through a wide range of retailers and online resellers.  Interested buyers can follow the development progress, provide feedback and pre-order limited quantities of Moverio BT-200 at www.prelaunch.com/products/moverio-bt-200.  For complete Moverio BT-200 specifications and additional information, visit www.epson.com/MoverioBT200.

For more information on all Epson products being showcased at CES, visit www.epson.com/smartware2014.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

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. Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.

Connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/moverio).

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