Vuzix announces STAR Video Eyewear
Vuzix has just announced a spanking new STAR (See-Through Augmented Reality) Video Eyewear, also known as the STAR 1200, where it is actually a see-through AR-enabled binocular Video Eyewear which is tipped to see action across a wide range of industrial, commercial, defense and some consumer applications. Vuzix is no stranger to the video eyewear industry, having had their fair share of releases for the mass market over the years, but augmented reality? That’s treading new ground for sure.
Just what does this new display do? It will enable users to view the real world scene – all the while viewing relevant computer generated information, graphics and alerts. Hopefully your brain will be able to drink in all the additional information, and surely it will take some time to get used to what you’re seeing via the new AR glasses.
Each pair of the STAR 1200 will offer connectivity to VGA, component and composite video sources. Boasting 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) motion tracking sensors and an integrated camera that is used for tracking and recognizing the real world, it will enable 3D computer generated content to be locked in place when wherever you turn is overlaid within the real worldview.
Bear in mind that the STAR is actually Vuzix’ maiden outing in the see-through AR-enabled Video Eyewear environment, boasting a native 16:9 format that delivers full color WVGA (852 x 480 resolution) support with its integrated camera and sensors for AR tracking. As for the see-through displays, those will offer a video viewing experience that is somewhat equivalent to a 60″ flat panel TV from 10 feet away. In addition, the STAR 1200 is also touted to be the first high-resolution 16:9 widescreen video eyewear in the world that has arrived on the mass market scene.
It is widely expected for the STAR to ship sometime in August this year, and Vuzix will appreciate the faith of all advance order customers of the current Wrap 920AR Video Eyewear immediately by letting them be eligible for application development and testing purposes without any additional charge, letting them immediately use Vuzix’ current Software Developer Kit (SDK) and 3D AR creation tool known as MaxReality.