LAS VEGAS, NV, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Kopin Corporation announced that Golden-i Computing Headsets, utilizing Verizon’s 4G LTE network, will demonstrate its “Remote Video Expertise” capability in the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
Golden-i is a wireless cloud computing and communication headset providing a full PC experience that is operated by speech recognition and/or natural gestures. Golden-i with attached or wireless remote cameras can also provide real-time streaming video to both the operator and other participants, allowing them to see exactly the same image simultaneously. This combination of Golden-i’s unique capabilities allows a technician, be they a utility pole repairman, an automobile assembly line worker or an emergency room nurse, to wirelessly access critical information over the Internet while also interacting with one or more off-site technicians or subject matter experts to solve the problem.
“In order for Golden-i to reach its true potential, it needs the power that Verizon’s 4G LTE network provides,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, president and chief executive officer of Kopin. “The data handling capacity and exceptional signal strength of Verizon’s 4G LTE service is critical for organizations focused on remote service, maintenance, medical services and public safety. We believe the CES presentation is the first time industry will see the vast benefits that collaborations between Verizon’s 4G LTE and Kopin’s Golden-i can offer to future productivity improvements.”
Kopin Corporation’s Golden-i has received the 2011 Product Innovation of the Year award from the Technical Service Industry Association (TSIA) and 2011 “Best in Show” award from World Future Society, and was selected as one of 10 Coolest Tech of the Year in 2011 by Scientific American and Top 100 Innovations to Watch by Popular Science. Golden-i Headset Development Kits are available for purchase ($2,500 each plus tax and shipping) at www.mygoldeni.com. Motorola Solutions Inc. is planning to introduce a ruggedized Golden-i product for industrial applications in 2012.
Verizon Wireless leads the way in with the largest 4G LTE and most reliable 4G network in the United States, which now covers more than 200 million people in 190 markets.
Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company’s LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media attending CES 2012 in Las Vegas can visit Verizon Wireless and Kopin at LVCC, South Hall, Booth #30259.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Kopin Corporation’s voice-activated, wireless, hands-free Golden-i® mobile computing headsets, ruggedized military imaging systems, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 30 million displays for a range of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The Company's unique HBTs, 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 display and HBT 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.