Kopin announced that the Kopin CyberDisplay 320C has been selected as the imaging core of the Eyetop DVD, one of the world's first private, wearable DVD players.
It features a monocular display near the right eye that gives the experience of a virtual private cinema while allowing users to move about freely, fully aware of their surroundings. The Eyetop DVD from Eyeneo SAS includes high-quality "cool blue" video glasses with stereo earbuds, a portable DVD player with rechargeable battery, and a custom carrying bag.
"When we say mobile video, we mean it literally," said Atika Elsayed, Eyeneo's general manager. "The Eyetop DVD provides the best of both worlds: an immersive private multimedia experience with a large, crisp image magnified from a tiny Kopin CyberDisplay, and the simultaneous ability to see your surroundings while you're on the go. These features make it practical for busy professionals as well as fun and entertaining for film lovers and gadget gurus."
Kopin's CyberDisplay has been the integrated microdisplay for previous generations of the Eyetop that plugged into digital cameras, camcorders, portable TVs, third-party DVD players, laptops, desktops and PDAs. The Eyetop DVD, with improved viewing technology and a dedicated DVD player specially tuned to the eyewear, dramatically enhances the customer experience.
Built with nanotechnology, the Kopin CyberDisplay 320C is one of the world's smallest, lowest power, QVGA-resolution microdisplays. The active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) packs 76,800 pixels in the 0.24-inch display, a density that no other QVGA microdisplay can offer. At 1,700 lines per inch, the Kopin CyberDisplay 320C is the world's densest AMLCD. Along with displaying standard text and graphics, the CyberDisplay 320C operates at video speeds and consumes less than 100 mW of power, including the backlight. Kopin's ASIC chip allows color video images up to 60 frames per second, and displays 16 million full colors.
"Eyeneo's unique design is an innovative approach addressing the mobile video market," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's president and chief executive officer. "Our CyberDisplay enables an enormous video experience originating from a tiny, power-efficient package, contributing to the portability today's consumers demand for all of their video on the go applications."
The Eyetop DVD is available now for $599 at www.eyetop.net and selected retailers around the world, including the United States.
Eyeneo is the number-one European manufacturer in the world of personally worn information. Eyeneo integrates video capabilities into the most innovative eyewear on the market. As a complement to these products designed both for the industry and the general public, Eyeneo offers a comprehensive range of ready-to-use customizable solutions, as well as OEM products. The company's experience in this industrial sector (manufacturing, delivering and services) as well as the company's values - quality and innovation - ensure customers' total satisfaction. For more information, visit www.eyeneo.net.
Kopin is a leading developer and manufacturer of telecommunications and digital imaging technologies that enhance the delivery and presentation of video, voice and data. The company has combined advanced AMLCD and integrated circuit technology to produce its award-winning CyberDisplay family of ultra-small, high-density imaging devices for camcorders, digital cameras, next-generation Internet wireless handsets, and other consumer and defense electronics. Telecommunication providers are using Kopin's heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) wafers in cellular phones, Wi-Fi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission. For more information, please visit Kopin's Web site at www.kopin.com.