Kopin’s Microdisplay Incorporated into Wild Planet’s Spy Video CarTM
Kopin’s CyberDisplay 300M LV in Unique Eyewear Allows Children’s Imagination to become Reality
TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading manufacturer of microdisplays, announced that Wild Planet Toys, Inc. has integrated Kopin’s CyberDisplay® 300M LV monochrome active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) into its Spy Video Car™. The Spy Video Car is a remote-controlled toy car equipped with an infrared camera attached to its body and monocular eyewear to be worn by a user. A camera mounted on the front of the car sends an image wirelessly to the eyewear, which enables the user to drive the car in light or darkness up to 75 feet away. The Spy Video Car allows the children to enjoy the “real life” perspective of driving from inside the car or to play secret agent with night-vision capabilities. The Spy Video Car is available at major retailers including Target and Toys “R” Us or online at http://www.shopwildplanet.com.
“We continue to see innovative products incorporating Kopin’s microdisplays introduced to the market for consumer, industrial, medical and military applications, which is a testament to the diversity of our technology.”
“Kopin’s microdisplays are ideal for integrating technology into toys. The display we use for our Spy Video Car is small and sharp and, unlike larger remote-mounted monitors, it ensures that no one other than the main viewer sees the secrets the car uncovers,” said Katie Broughton, Design Engineer at Wild Planet. “As the first toy car with the night vision capability, the Spy Video Car allows children to navigate secretly in darkness and see clearly without being detected. The Spy Video Car was extremely well received at this year’s International Toy Fair, and we expect it to be a demanded toy this holiday season.”
“The Spy Video Car is a great example of how very sophisticated technologies can be combined with Kopin’s microdisplay to create very imaginative products,” said Alan Richard, Director of Display Marketing for Kopin. “We continue to see innovative products incorporating Kopin’s microdisplays introduced to the market for consumer, industrial, medical and military applications, which is a testament to the diversity of our technology.”
The CyberDisplay 300M LV with a 300 x 225 resolution is the smallest (0.16-inch diagonal) AMLCD of its kind. Though it is similar in size to a grain of rice, the microdisplay, combined with special optics inside the Spy Video Car eyewear, creates a virtual big-screen image comparable to a full-size TV.
About Wild Planet Toys
Founded in 1993 in San Francisco, Wild Planet Toys, Inc. creates kid-cool products that garner parent approval. Wild Planet playthings focus on fun and imagination and are available worldwide. For more information on Wild Planet, please visit www.wildplanet.com. The TV ad for the Spy Video Car can be viewed at http://www.shopwildplanet.com/info/svctvad.html.
Kopin Corporation is pioneering the use of nanotechnology to produce lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) that are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 20 million displays for a variety of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The company’s unique HBTs, which help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin’s proprietary display and HBT technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's Web site at www.kopin.com.
Spy Video Car is a trademark of Wild Planet Toys, Inc. CyberDisplay and The NanoSemiconductor Company are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Statements in this news release may be considered "forward-looking" statements under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include those relating to: the expectation that the Spy Video Car will be a demanded toy this holiday season and that we continue to see innovative products incorporating Kopin’s microdisplays introduced to the market for consumer, industrial, medical and military applications. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results. These risk factors include, but are not limited to: technical, manufacturing, economic or other issues that may affect the timing and availability of products under development; competitive products and pricing; market acceptance of the Spy Video Car and other risk factors and cautionary statements contained in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents include, but are not limited to, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending July 1, 2006.
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