The global technology giant Epson has showcased some of its most advanced technologies and products and solutions based on them to visitors from around the world in the recently held G7 Transport Ministers Meeting, a part of the G7 Summit, at Karuizawa, in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Attended by Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, along with his counterparts from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and the European Union, in line with the theme of the G7 exhibition area, Epson’s exhibit was focused on developments for transport infrastructure and issues concerning the future of transport industry.
Among the most attention-grabbing parts of the exhibit were Epson's latest smart glasses, the Moverio BT-300, which are scheduled for release this year. The BT-300 uses see-through lenses and optical technology adapted from Epson's world-beating projectors to deliver perceived large-screen images right before your eyes. Installing applications as you would with a smartphone significantly expands their uses and convenience.
Drones are currently being used in civil engineering, construction, and a host of other industries. Epson demonstrated how Moverio smart glasses can be used with drones to increase their safety, security, and convenience. With a pair of Moverio smart glasses you can keep your eyes on the drone while simultaneously viewing images taken by the drone or information that is useful in piloting the drone, such as its altitude, direction, and speed.
Epson also exhibited industrial sensors that it developed by combining technologies from its crystal devices business and semiconductor business. These sensors can be installed on bridges and other items of infrastructure to sense even very slight vibrations or tilting, to detect signs of deterioration over time.