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    Vuzix to Introduce Revolutionary Augmented Reality Wrap 920AR Video Eyewear at 2010 International CES

    Vuzix Wrap 920ARVideo Eyewear maker Vuzix Corporation will debut the Wrap 920AR eyewear complete with a stereo camera pair that “looks” into the world, bringing mixed and augmented reality content to life. With the new Wrap 920AR, you can view the real-world environment and computer-generated imagery seamlessly mixed together; allowing video game characters to jump out of the TV and come to life in your living room, or magazines and books with animated links back to the web in real time.

    The stereo camera pair delivers a single 1504 x 480 side-by-side image that can be viewed in 3D stereoscopic video, while the video eyewear provides an unprecedented 67-inch display as seen from 10 feet. The Wrap 920AR also includes a 6 Degree-of-Freedom Tracker, which allows for absolute accuracy of roll pitch and yaw and also X, Y and Z positioning in 3D space.

    Selected as a 2010 CES Innovations Award winner and a semifinalist for the “Last Gadget Standing” competition, the Wrap 920AR will be the highlight of Vuzix’ display at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show.

    “The Wrap 920AR offers the world’s only sunglass styled Augmented Reality experience” said Vuzix CEO, Paul Travers. “This state-of-the-art video eyewear, offers consumers an AR solution only available in handheld devices to date, merging the real world with the digital in a pair of glasses makes for world changing experiences from industry to gaming,” adds Travers. “With the Wrap 920 AR, Vuzix has brought enhanced capabilities to the video eyewear industry.” [adsense]

    The Wrap 920AR’s stereo camera assembly and 6-DoF Tracker will also be available separately for upgrading existing Wrap video eyewear.

    Vuzix Wrap 920AR Specifications:

    – 1/3-inch wide VGA Digital Image Sensor
    – Resolution: 752H x 480W
    – Includes 6 Degree-of-Freedom Tracker
    – Frame rate: 60 fps
    – Dynamic range: greater than 55dB linear; greater than 80-100dB in HiDy mode
    – Shutter efficiency: greater than 99%
    – ADC Resolution: 10-bit column parallel
    – High-speed USB 2.0
    – PC and Mac compatible
    – Systems requirements: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
    – MSRP: $799.99

    Expected availability for the Wrap 920AR is 2nd quarter of 2010. ($800,

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