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We are honored to have been chosen as a nominee by the Edison Awards™ committee and are looking forward to winning this prestigious award in New York City on April 2015. Go ORA-1!
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
The Edison Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Unique to the world of award programs, the Edison Awards™ are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations. Award winners represent "game changing" products, services and excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.
Optinvent will be exhibiting at CES, the worlds largest Consumer Electronics Show! Dont hesitate to come by our booth at the Sands Expo "Eureka Park" innovation area. The booth number is 75675.
Hope to see many of you there! Optinvents ORA-1 was a big hit at last years show. So much so that a picture of Optinvents CEO Kayvan Mirza showing off the ORA-1 made it to the homepage of the official CES Eureka Park website. Check it out here: http://www.cesweb.org/Show-Floor/Marketplaces/Eureka-Park.aspx
Optinvent will be exhibiting with their partner Asahi at the Wearable Expo show at Tokyo Big Sight. Please come by the Asahi booth to get a demo of the ORA-1 and meet Khaled Sarayeddine our CTO. More info on the Wearable Expo can be found here: http://www.wearable-expo.jp/en/
We are very excited that our KICKSTARTER Campaign for the ORA-1 was a success!
Over 220 backers pledged on the campaign and we are looking forward to delivering all the rewards to them. We want to thank each and every one of our backers for contributing to our campaign. We can't wait to see all the cool apps that will be developed for the ORA.
Even if you missed our Kickstarter, you can still get your hands on the ORA-1 dev. Kits. We are again taking pre-order for the ORA-1 for delivery early next year.
Himax Technologies, Inc. , a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced today that its subsidiary, Himax Display Inc., a leading manufacturer of LCOS Microdisplay panels, and Optinvent SA, a leading producer of the disruptive ORA Smart Glasses, will undertake an additional partnership to develop next generation augmented reality glasses that should be among the most technologically advanced products in the smart glass market.
Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax commented, "After working successfully together on previous technological initiatives, we are very excited to expand our partnership with Optinvent. They have created a leading technology which should help create significant demand for augmented reality glasses by mainstream consumers."
Kayvan Mirza, CEO of Optinvent SA, commented, "We have chosen to partner again with Himax because of their cutting edge and innovative LCOS microdisplay panel technology, and their ability to quickly meet our purchase order requirements. The microdisplay is a key component in the performance of smart glasses which are display centric. Himax's LCOS microdisplays seamlessly work with the retinal projection engine in our ORA Smart Glasses in terms of panel performance and power consumption. Previous collaboration with Himax has proven to us that they are dedicated to devoting the resources necessary to becoming leaders in the smart glass market segment. Our decision to collaborate with Himax on this next generation product reflects our belief in their technology and capabilities to deliver high quality, sophisticated products."
We are very excited to share the news that our long awaiting KICKSTARTER Campaign for the ORA-1 Smart Glasses is now LIVE!
The ORA-1 is the most complete and powerful smart glasses developer platform available today that allows hands-free mobile AR experiences. It runs many Android apps natively and certain pledges include the Wikitude AR Browser and the Wikitude SDK optimized for the ORA-1. We have worked hard to make this a developer friendly platform, now we need your support to join the process. Please back our project today and take part in building the future together!
Please help us to be visible around the world and share this Kickstarter project link with your partners, colleagues, and friends : www.kickstarter.com/projects/optinvent-ora1/ora-1-smart-glasses-developer-version We appreciate your involvement and support. Look forward to receive new updates soon!
Optinvent presented the ORA-1 pre-production version at the Pasadena Convention center on July 17 for Wearable Tech LA (www.wearableechla.com). Optinventâ€™s CEO was also featured in a panel on Wearables and Entertainment and there was great press coverage of the event: Here
An exclusive event to meet the best of Hollywood, Music, Sports and Wearable Tech. This event featured athletes from the NBA and NFL, celebrities, TV personalities, and inspiring musicians not to mention a first look at emerging wearable computing and IoT startups. Top tier VCs, and large corporation were there too (e.g. Amazon, AT&T, Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, adidas, Nike, Disney, etc...), plus leading wearable computing companies like Optinvent, Breathometer, Misfit, OMsignal, Avegant, NeuroSky, etc..). There was even a trainer wolf carrying a GoPro camera on stage! Thanks to Julien Blin and Loic Maestracci for making this such a fun event.