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Epson's Moverio Smartglasses Line Receives Major Upgrades with New SDK and Web-Based Publishing «Next Reality



Electronics company Epson is asking developers for its Moverio smartglasses with an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) and integration with a web-based augmented reality experience tool.

Announced today at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, The new version of the Moverio AR SDK adds several new features, mainly 3D object tracking with CAD data and 2D image tracking.

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19659005] 3D object tracking allows apps to recognize different objects based on CAD data as a reference point and QR Render codes or markers. Apps can track multiple objects at once and allow users to move or interact with objects.

With the SDK, apps can also recognize and track multiple images such as posters, pictures or paintings. As with 3D object tracking, the image recognition is dynamic so that users are able to walk around the tracked images.

Image via Epson [19659005] The SDK also includes a Custom Image Adjustment Calibration Routine, an Android API for customizing Android-based apps the Smartglasses and a Unity plugin for developing apps.

"The Moverio AR SDK will give developers the opportunity to take augmented reality applications to a new level with our Moverio smart eyewear platform, which reinforces our commitment to bring AR into the mainstream," said Leon Laroue, Software Epson America Augmented Reality Solutions Manager

In addition, the company has partnered with ByondXR to integrate the Moverio AR SDK into its web-based publishing platform. In the same sense as Amazon Sumerian, ByondXR has a drag-and-drop interface to create immersive apps, so no programming skills are required. Marketing departments and agencies, retailers and entertainment companies are also able to provide users with reports and analysis to evaluate their campaign.

"The ByondXR platform is truly innovative as it reduces the entry barriers to AR content creation to any industry and represents a global market opportunity," Laroue said. "By combining the Epson Moverio AR SDK with the ByondXR platform, our goal is to make businesses as seamless as possible to fill the world with new AR content and to re-create the future of creating and viewing AR content define." [19659013EpsonMoverioSmartglassesLineweightMessagesUpgradeswithNewSDKandwebbasedPublishing"width="480"height="480"style="max-width:532px;height:auto;"/>

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Apps created in ByondXR can be deployed instantly on multiple platforms including web-based experiences for desktop and mobile devices as well as native mobile apps, especially those based on ARKit and ARCore, an app developed for Moverio can be easily deployed on mobile devices.

"Whether we are our own Developing functions or working with other innovative platforms such as the Epson Moverio glasses, ByondXR is committed to developing the immersive media industry and finding new ways to support our headset partners, "said Noam Levavi, co-founder and CEO of ByondXR in a statement. "The deployment of the Epson Moverio AR SDK gives us the unique opportunity Bringing brands and companies tools to develop dynamic, interactive AR content. "

Epson will demonstrate the new features of its Moverio AR SDK and ByondXR tools in its existing AR Flight Simulator app, booth 618 AWE. Interested developers can sign up for Epson's early access to the SDK on the Epson website.

Smartglasses does not use the famous line Field of Dreams . When you build it, neither businesses nor consumers will come if there is no app ecosystem. With the updated SDK and web-based editing tools, Epson has helped developers develop apps that will attract users.