Kopin Announces Major Advances in Golden-i Technologies
Novel Reference Design with Enhanced Software Shown at Verizon's Booth in CES 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kopin® Corporation (NAS: KOPN) will demonstrate major enhancements in its Golden-i® wireless hands-free computing and communication headset technologies based on natural speech and motion control. In addition to new functionality driven by software upgrades, the Golden-i 3.8 is a smaller and more powerful reference design aimed at the light industrial and professional market. The Golden-i 3.8 will be unveiled at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #31400).
At last year's CES, Kopin demonstrated the Golden-i 3.5 reference model, which was licensed to Motorola Solutions for its HC-1 product for heavy industrial applications. The new reference design Golden-i 3.8 is half the size and half the weight. It is also foldable to fit in your pocket and packs 16 times more processing power. Golden-i 3.8 has a new low light, inertial stabilized high-resolution camera to provide real-time video streams. It also has an accessory infrared camera that provides police, firemen, paramedics and first responders with night vision and thermal vision.
"The hands-free, wireless computing and communication headset will be tremendously useful for increasing work and office productivity," said Jeffrey Jacobsen, Kopin's Sr. Advisor to CEO and Golden-i Program Manager. "Such devices require a wide range of new technologies: lightweight and compact mechanical designs with good ergonomics, advanced electronics including a fast processor and broadband wireless communications, friendly user interface, useful application software, flawless voice recognition with noise cancellation, responsive gesture control, and ultra-small display and camera modules with super-low power consumption. We have been focusing on these innovations for more than five years and have made major advances in these areas. We are very excited about our new device and encourage everyone to experience it first-hand."
Kopin Corporation is developing Golden-i®, a proprietary voice-activated, cloud computing, wireless, hands-free technology with microdisplay capabilities for use in headset computers. Kopin's ultra-small liquid crystal displays and modules have been used for a range of consumer and military applications. Kopin's unique HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors), which help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's proprietary technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com and www.mygoldeni.com.
Kopin, Golden-i and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this news release may be considered "forward-looking" statements under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.These include statements relating to progress in Golden-i technology. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: there may be no market demand for Golden-i; manufacturing, marketing or other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance of Golden-i products; Golden-icontains a significant software component and there may be issues or "bugs"which we cannot correct, which may prevent or delay the sale of Golden-i; vendors and suppliers, including software vendors, may discontinue products which are necessary for Golden-i to function; Motorola, suppliers and vendors may terminate their involvement in the Golden-i product development which may prevent or delay the sale of Golden-i products; we may be unable to manufacture Golden-i products or have the Golden-i product manufactured for us; if we are able to get the Golden-i manufactured we may not be able to have it manufactured at a cost which allows us to earn a profit; the potential that costs to develop and produce the Golden-i may be significant; manufacturing delays, technical issues, economic conditions or external factors may prevent the development of and or sale of Golden-i;and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 31, 2011, and the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.
Kopin - The NanoSemiconductor Company®
Richard Sneider, 508-824-6696
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey Jacobsen, 831-636-5556
Sr. Advisor to CEO
Scott Solomon, 617-542-5300
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