Kopin Corporation, a producer of heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) wafers for smartphones and other mobile devices, announced the availability of Development Kits for its Golden-i 3.5 Hands-Free Computing Headset.
Also, the company said that its Golden-i 3.5 headset has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC (News - Alert)) which is believed to be a significant milestone.
The Golden-i headset is a light, wearable mobile computing and communication system that provides wireless, hands-free control of up to six devices at one time including smartphones, PCs, industrial equipment, servers and cloud environments with the availability of wireless resources.
The Development Kit is designed for ease of use in adding speech recognition and gesture interface to industry standard and legacy software applications already running on PCs and enterprise systems.
“Imagine leaving your PC behind, yet having spontaneous access everywhere you go. Imagine remote access and control of industrial machines, service and maintenance equipment or providing remote shared and collaborative instruction with digital imaging to others without travel. Golden-i delivers instant access to digital information, on-demand Internet service and real-time streaming video to those that require their hands to do their job,” Jeffrey Jacobsen, senior advisor to CEO and Golden-i program manager, Kopin Corporation said in a press release.
Jacobsen also clarified that Golden-i is capable of enabling wireless control of most devices and systems the company comes in contact with everyday. Jacobsen added that the Golden-i 3.5 Development Kit provides immediate hands-free task analysis, enterprise deployment evaluation and legacy system optimization planning prior to full production “all-weather” headsets becoming available in 2012.
The Golden-i headset is said to deliver near perfect multi-language speech recognition with a virtual 15-inch PC display, offering immediate hands-free access to nearly any digital information in the world and the ability to remotely control most wireless devices.
“This important certification has created an entirely new FCC product category, providing tremendous opportunities for Kopin,” said John C.C. Fan, chief executive officer at Kopin.
“For example, we announced an agreement with Motorola (News - Alert) Solutions last November to develop Golden-i headsets. The introduction of Golden-i 3.5 development kit to software application developers and select Motorola enterprise and public safety customers is a key milestone for this agreement,” Fan added.
Golden-i Gen 3.5 Headset Development Kits are priced at $2,500 each excluding tax and shipping and are made available for purchase at www.mygoldeni.com.
Each Development Kit includes: one Golden-i Gen 3.5 Headset; a Windows 7 application software emulation environment; Microsoft (News - Alert) WinCE 6 application software porting platform; Nuance VoCon3200 Golden-i speech recognition platform available in more than 20 languages; online professional application development support provided by Adeneo; access to the global Golden-i users group; a second Li-ion battery and wall-plug battery charger; a user’s guide; and a developers instruction manual.
Recently, Kopin received the 2010 Raw Materials Supplier Award from Skyworks Solutions (News - Alert). The award was presented to Kopin during Skyworks' Supplier Day, held on January 2011. This is Kopin's fourth consecutive award in this category.
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Edited by Janice McDuffee