Toshiba Smartglasses Offer AR Tech for the Enterprise

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 13, 2018

Toshiba has unveiled what it describes as the first completely wearable Augmented Reality (AR) glasses powered by Windows 10 Pro PC.

In a statement announcing the new solution, Toshiba laid out a number of features of the solution including "Document Viewing, Live Video Calls, See-What-I-See, Photo/Video Capture, Alerts/Messaging, Workflow Instruction and Barcode Scanning capabilities", all of which point to applications "including Maintenance, Remote Expert, Manufacturing, QA Inspection & Audit, Logistics, Training and Knowledge Transfer". It features an integrated micro display that the company says provides a viewing experience equivalent to a 4.1-inch display seen at 14 inches.

In addition, it also offers Lens-less frame, safety frame, safety helmet mounts with headbands providing utmost comfort and safety.

"dynaEdge" combines a head-mounted display screen with a wearable PC about the size of a transistor radio, according to Digital Trends.

To work, the A100 HMD needs to be hooked up to Toshiba's dynaEdge DE-100 Mobile Mini PC. It has an on-device navigation system to enable up/down and left/down toggles along with an enter button.

"We developed the dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses to help businesses mobilize their frontline and field workers and improve business outcomes with powerful PC solutions that can go anywhere they go without being obstructive".

It is powered by an Intel 6 generation Core m processor with Intel HD graphics support, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of SATA M2 SSD. It features a USB 3.0 port, USB Type-C port and a headphone and microphone port.

Toshiba's dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses packages will be available in the second quarter with a starting of Dollars 1,899.99 and in various configurations with processor, memory and storage options as well as developer's kits for different industrial applications.

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