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Kopin unveils Digital iVision for mobile video apps

Posted: 14 Oct 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Kopin Corp. is set to launch the first generation of Digital iVision products aimed for mobile video applications. The technology offers mobile users the ability to see theatre-quality images from video eyewear small enough to put in a pocket.

Dr. John Fan, Kopin's president and CEO stated, "Mobile video content is becoming widely available from cell phone service providers including Cingular and Verizon, from portable DVDs or multimedia players, and from digital mobile broadcasting that started in South Korea." He added that the technology combines what customer wants in their gadgets since it offers large, high-definition images in lightweight compact size. "We believe Digital iVision technology will enable the mobile video revolution," Fan said.

Kopin's Digital iVision technology first compresses the full-screen image into tiny microdisplays. This allows images to be perceived in much larger image, much like in a 30-inch TV or greater. The key enabler for Digtital iVision technology is Kopin's CyberDisplay microdisplays, the industry's smallest light-transmitting liquid crystal displays for the. Kopin's transmissive displays allow thin, simple optics, which translates into lightweight, compact, and comfortable eyewear.

Dr. Boryeu Tsaur, Kopin's executive vice president said, "Just as iPod has transformed the audio world for music lovers, we think Digital iVision will revolutionize visual information and entertainment on the go." He further added that this technology will allow people to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment features whenever and wherever they want.

The Digital iVision products to be exhibited include the BDM-922K video subsystem, weighing only 1 oz (2/3 the weight of iPod nano) but delivering large VGA-resolution (600 x 480) images equivalent to a 48-inch TV; CyberDisplay(R) WVGA microdisplay with 854 x 480 spatial resolution -- the first microdisplay with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the high-definition (HD) TV,; and CyberDisplay SXGA microdisplay with 1280 x 1024 spatial resolution (better than HDTV).

The Digital iVision Technology is being exhibited at the ElectronicAsia show in Hong Kong until Oct. 16, 2005.

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