LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ:KOPN), a global pioneer in wearable AR and VR technologies for government, enterprise, professional sports and consumer markets, today announced that at CES 2018 it will demonstrate a range of CES Innovation Award winning augmented reality, virtual reality and mobile entertainment headsets incorporating Kopin’s industry-leading components, technologies and designs.
“2018 will be a very exciting year for Kopin and represents the culmination of years of development,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin. “At CES we will unveil a range of Innovation Award-winning technologies and devices that will transform the worlds of AR, VR and wearables. We invite everyone to experience our new generation Solos Smart Glasses at our booth (Sands Expo #45031) and to visit our demo suite to see our OLED microdisplays, Elf Reference Design and ‘Eagle’ home theater headset.”
To showcase the impressive capabilities of its Microdisplay solutions, Kopin will demonstrate:
New Generation SOLOS® Smart Glasses for Cyclists and Runners: SOLOS Smart Glasses is the ultra-lightweight smart eyewear aerodynamically designed to improve the athlete’s performance in comfort and style. The original SOLOS smart glasses for cyclists was a 2017 CES Innovation Award Honoree. Building upon the original features for cyclists, Kopin is showing this year the new generation of its SOLOS smart glasses which enable cyclists and runners to leverage wearable sensors to provide real-time progress updates such as elapsed time, speed, power, pace, cadence, heart rate and more. Athletes can set targets and use the SOLOS platform to track progress on those targets. Athletes can also listen to music, view mobile notifications, receive audio and visual instructions, make phone calls and control their glasses with voice commands. SOLOS also provides an advanced group communication feature. Great for a group training with friends, the feature allows coaches and athletes the ability to communicate with each other during their performance, extending a coach’s capabilities even further, allowing them to provide cues to slow down, speed up or reach the next heart rate zone. More information here.
High-Brightness Lightning OLED Microdisplay with 720p Resolution: Kopin will demonstrate high-brightness Lightning™ organic light emitting diodes (OLED) microdisplays including new 720p resolution (1280 x 720) for mobile entertainment. Kopin’s Lightning 720p OLED microdisplay in a 0.49-inch diagonal size exhibits high brightness at more than 1000 nits and has low power consumption. With good progress in partnerships with Olightek and BOE for mass production of OLED displays, Kopin is readying itself to lead high-volume OLED on Si display markets. More information here.
Elf VR Reference Design: 2018 CES Innovation Award Honoree – The Elf VR reference design is the world’s most compact and lightweight virtual reality headset that boasts stereo 4K resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. Elf is made possible by Kopin’s Lightning™ OLED microdisplays that boast an impressive pixel density of 2,940 PPI – approximately 400% higher than conventional TFT-LCD, OLED and AMOLED displays at 20% of the size. These industry-leading display capabilities enables Elf VR reference design to eliminate the barriers and limitations that have long stood in the way of delivering an effective VR experience – uncomfortably bulky and heavy headset designs, the annoying pixelated “screen-door effect” due to insufficient display resolution, and frame rates that are too slow for fast action games, movies or sports.
Kopin/Pico Interactive Co-Developed Mobile Home Theater Headset (Codenamed “Eagle”): A 2018 CES Innovation Award Honoree, Eagle from Pico Interactive is a lightweight mobile headset that fuses a home theater entertainment experience with mobile viewing capabilities. To make Eagle possible, Kopin created the concept design and supplied optical modules to Pico including its Lightning™ 720p OLED microdisplay, which delivers 1280 x 720 resolution in a 0.49-inch diagonal size. Kopin is also taking an equity stake in a new subsidiary of Pico, Qingdao Yueshi Technology Co. Ltd. Featuring over-ear noise cancelling Hi-Fi headphones and a removable high-definition Kopin OLED display band, Eagle provides a home theater viewing experience anywhere, while still allowing the user’s peripheral vision. The OLED display band provides the equivalent of an 80” HD screen when viewed from 10ft away. When the display isn’t needed users can detach it from the headphones and turn Eagle into a very high-quality set of noise-cancelling headphones. More information here.
Kopin will demonstrate Elf, SOLOS, Eagle, its new OLED Microdisplay, and a range of other technology components and concepts, at CES January 9 – 12, 2018 in its demo suite. To schedule a private meeting, please contact Kopin at email@example.com.
SOLOS will be on display and demonstrable in real-life cycling and running scenarios at the SOLOS booth located at Sands, Halls A-D, Booth #45031.
Kopin will showcase and demonstrate Elf and SOLOS at Pepcom Digital Experience! in the Mirage, the evening of Monday, January 8th, 2018.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and critical components for integration into wearable computing systems for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, voice-interface and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
Kopin, SOLOS and Lightning are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking” statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements relating to SOLOSTM now connects to a variety of training platforms; SOLOS also provides many features including an advanced group communication feature, which allows multiple users to communicate live with each other; Kopin is also taking an equity stake in a new subsidiary of Pico, Qingdao Yueshi Technology Co. Ltd; and good progress in partnerships with Olightek and BOE for mass production of OLED displays. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the training platforms may make changes which prevent SOLOS from connecting with them; the SOLOS product offered may have different features than those described; Kopin’s planned equity stake in Qingdao Yueshi Technology Co. Ltd may not occur due to government regulations or other issues; Olightek and or BOE may not produce OLED displays for Kopin; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in Kopin’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, and Kopin’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Kopin and only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.