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jmke 11th September 2007 19:44

Vuzix Introduces iWear® VR920, Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Video Eyewear
 
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Vuzix Introduces iWear® VR920, the World’s First Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Video Eyewear

PC and Mac-compatible eyewear features progressive scan LCDs, a 32 degree field of view, head tracker, 3-D support and a virtual 62” screen



ROCHESTER, NY – SEPTEMBER 11th, 2007– Vuzix Corporation, the leading manufacturer of video eyewear and personal display devices, is proud to announce the launch and shipping of the highly anticipated iWear® VR920. Winner of the 2007 CES Innovations Award, the VR920 is the world’s first fully immersive virtual reality Video Eyewear. Designed with the PC gaming and simulation in mind and using the same technology the U.S Military employs, the VR920 includes the following features:

• VGA progressive scan LCDs with support for up to 1024 x 768
• 32 degree field of view
• The largest virtual screen, 62 inches from 9 feet
• Built in microphone for VOIP communications
• Adjustable headphones
• Three degree of freedom head tracker
• 6 ft. slim cable with included miniature USB & VGA connector
• iWear® 3-D enabled for automatic switch between 2-D & 3-D
• Visor weighs 3.2 ounces
“Gamers and simulation enthusiasts alike will experience first hand the awesome, out-of-body experience that the VR920 provides,” explains Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix Corporation. “Never before has Video Eyewear been able to fully immerse a participant in the virtual world of the game. From flight simulators and first-person shooters to online strategy and war games, the VR920 will revolutionize how games are played and developed. This technology will be the centerpiece in the emerging virtual reality and social gaming market.”
In addition to the video gaming experience, reviewers are touting the iWear® VR920 as the most secure way to view all types of content. Vuzix has created a product that will allow users to privately review documents, videos and other content streams in crowded airplanes, mass transit and coffee shops. The iWear® VR920 will retail for $399.95.


Supported Media:
• Plug and play video with virtually all PC applications (XP and Vista)
• Thousands of pre-existing applications in full 3D (supported by NVIDIA stereo drivers)
• The VR920 will completely change the plethora of massively multiplayer applications from World of Warcraft to internet chat in virtual worlds
• A growing list of tracked title support including:
• Microsoft Flight Simulator X
• World of War Craft
• Unreal Tournament 2004
• R-factor car racing sim.
• Bio-Shock (coming soon)
• And more…

More info: http://www.vr920.com/faqs.aspx / http://www.vuzix.com/iwear-vr920.html

About Vuzix Corporation.

Vuzix Corporation, formerly Icuiti, manufactures Video Eyewear and personal display devices for the entertainment, mobile video, defense and commercial markets. Vuzix’ Video Eyewear connects to standard PCs and mobile electronic viewing products such as portable media players, gaming consoles, cell phones, and laptops – providing viewers with a personal big screen experience. The company aims to make its Video Eyewear line standard equipment for playing games as well as watching news, music videos and movies. Vuzix won four CES Innovations Awards and the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award for European Mobile & Wireless services. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a privately held company with offices in Rochester, NY and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit: www.vuzix.com


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