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Tech Lending Program: Epson Moverio

Epson Moverio

What is the Epson Moverio?

"Get ready for the next generation of augmented reality platforms — the BT-200 from Epson, the world leader in projection technology. These binocular, transparent smart glasses open up a whole new world in entertainment, manufacturing, medical science and more. Unlike competitive models, each lens has its own display, right in your field of vision, projected into your surroundings. And, the BT-200 boasts 2x the virtual screen size, at a remarkably affordable price. These lightweight glasses work out-of-the-box with Bluetooth and other technology, plus most AndroidTM apps. With a front-facing camera and motion tracker, the BT-200 is a premier development platform for apps of the future and hands-free scenarios, delivering large, 2D or 3D images, front and center — virtually anywhere! "

-Image and description taken from www.epson.com

How do I check out the Epson Moverio?

The items that are part of the Tech Lending Program are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library by current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.

An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email libraryusers@cuc.claremont.edu, to set up an appointment.

All items are available for a checkout period of 4 days with no renewals. Items are available for checkout only to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. You can check the current availability of this item through the following link: Epson Moverio BT-200

Prior to borrowing an item from the Tech Loaning Program for the first time, all users must sign a copy of the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement.

Late fines for these items are $1/hour; items are considered lost after 24 hours and users will be charged the full replacement cost at that time.

The complete loan policy is available on the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement, which can be found below:

What's in the Box

The following items should be in the box when you check out the Epson Moverio.

  • Mobile viewer controller
  • Mobile viewer
  • Ear-buds
  • USB charging cable
  • Ear guides
  • DC power adapter

Setting up the Epson Moverio

To Charge the Moverio:

Connect the cable from the headset to the controller. Connect the controller and the AC adapter using the USB cable. Plug in the AC adapter.

To Turn on the Moverio:

Slide the power switch on the controller toward the power button and hold until the LED turns light blue. The LED will flash while the Moverio turns on, and then turn solid once the product is on. You will see the homescreen.

To Use the Controller:

  • Touch the trackpad on the controller with your finger to display a pointer on the screen.
  • Tap the trackpad to launch an app or select an item.
  • Drag your finger across the trackpad to move icons and scroll through screens.
  • Press the switch on the left side of the controller to toggle between volume, brightness, and 2D/3D settings. Press the p and down keys to adjust or select settings.

There is no content pre-loaded onto the Epson Moverio; if you would like to side-load apps onto the device, you can:

Option A: Load an app onto a microSD card, then insert the card into the controller. Turn on the smart glasses and open the SEViewer app. Press the back button on the controller, then navigate to the sdcard2 folder. Select the app, and then select Install from the menu.

Option B: Save an app to a web-accessible storage locker or email address. Turn on the smart glasses and use the Browser app to access the site where the app is saved. Select the app to begin downloading. Once it is downloaded, you can install via the toolbar.

Option C: Install apps via the Android Debug Bridge (ADB). Visit developer.android.com for more information.

You can find apps from the developer community at the Moverio Apps Market.

To develop your own applications, visit the Moverio Developer Program.