Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of
technologies and solutions for wearable devices, today announced that
its near eye microdisplay is being utilized by Google in its new Glass
Enterprise Edition 2. Kopin was also the microdisplay supplier to
Google’s first generation Glass Enterprise Edition.
Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is a wearable computer that fits into the
user’s workflow to help them remain engaged and focused on their work.
The headset is being used by companies to boost productivity, reduce
costs and improve working conditions for employees.
“Google’s vision for Glass in the enterprise takes full advantage of the
technology we have built into our near eye microdisplays, including the
ultra high brightness that is critical for enterprise environments,”
said Dr. John Fan, CEO of Kopin. “We are very pleased to again be
partnering with Google as they expand the applications in enterprise
with the latest generation of Glass Enterprise Edition. The momentum
behind wearable devices is growing as many leading manufacturers are
recognizing the efficiency and safety smart glasses bring to employees
in factories around the globe.”
“After thoroughly testing and evaluating all of the microdisplays
available, we decided to again partner with Kopin due to their
industry-leading display technology,” said Jay Kothari, Project lead at
Google for Glass. “We looked to leverage the early success of the first
edition of Glass Enterprise with the additional speed and clarity in
this next generation to expand the markets and industries.”
An employee on a factory floor, warehouse or plant can get handsfree,
instant access to information using Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Whether
accessing an instruction manual, watching a training video or seeking
expertise from a colleague in another country, Glass saves time,
increases safety, improves accuracy and reduces costs. The global AR
enterprise market is projected to grow to over $30 Billion by 2035
according to Zion Market Research.
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.