Icuiti Corporation

January 05, 2005 14:58 ET

Icuiti's Video Eyewear-A Revolution in Personal and Portable Video Viewing


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JANUARY 5, 2005 - 14:58 ET

Icuiti's Video Eyewear-A Revolution in Personal and
Portable Video Viewing

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2005) - 2005 International
CES

Icuiti Corporation, a world leader in personal display solutions, today
announced the North American introduction of the World's first "Video
Eyewear" at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Icuiti
V920 Video Eyewear was developed as the perfect display solution for the
coming mobile video and information era. This revolutionary device
overcomes the limitations of traditional direct view displays and
creates BIG screen images from micro displays, providing users with an
unparalleled solution for mobile entertainment and information
applications.

Visually, the Icuiti V920 Video Eyewear looks much like a pair of
designer sunglasses. The V920 is small enough to fit in your pocket and
lightweight at just 3.5 oz (99 g). Designed for semi-immersive viewing,
Video Eyewear is the world's first binocular display that does not have
to be strapped or mounted on the users head. It is worn like a typical
pair of eyewear and can be used in conjunction with prescription
eyeglasses.

The V920 Video Eyewear contains two EDTV resolution (920,000 pixel) LCD
screens, one in front of each eye. They enable private viewing of video
content on a virtual theater sized screen. Both high quality traditional
(2D) video as well as flicker-free 3D stereoscopic video can be viewed
in complete privacy - opening up an entirely new form of video viewing.
Stereo audio is provided through adjustable headphones built into the
temples of the eyewear that can be removed to accommodate the use of
alternative personal headphones.

The interface Controller easily connects to almost any video/audio
source supporting standard composite video, S-Video and progressive scan
VGA. A PAL version will be available in February for the European
market. Its flexible interface enables the use of audio/video sources
ranging from a laptop computer to portable DVD players and even video
enabled cell phones. The compact Controller provides volume and screen
brightness controls and houses 2 AA batteries that provide up to 4.5
hours of viewing time.

"Our Video Eyewear sets a new paradigm in personal and portable video."
says Paul Travers, CEO of Icuiti Corporation. "It has broad market
appeal ranging from a traveler watching a DVD at 35,000 feet to a gamer
playing their Xbox or PC."

The V920 Video Eyewear can be used as a portable high resolution display
or as the ultimate viewer in the rapidly growing mobile video markets
with portable DVD players, "in-car" video systems, video enabled cell
phones, game consoles, and the new personal digital media/video players
(PVPs).

The V920 is available through Icuiti's website (www.Icuiti.com) and
select retailers in the US and Japan. It is introductory priced at only
$499.00.

The V920 Video Eyewear was chosen as a CES Innovations 2005 Design and
Engineering Honoree in the Personal Electronics Category. During the CES
tradeshow, Icuiti will be demonstrating the V920 Video Eyewear, with a
variety of devices including the viewing of movies and TV directly off
of some of the world's latest 3G cellular phones.

For an appointment to meet with Icuiti representatives at CES, please
contact Stephen Glaser, Director of Sales & Marketing, 585-273-8293 or
visit Icuiti's booth in the Central Hall, Innovations Plus Section,
booth number IP512.

About Icuiti

Icuiti Corporation is a leading provider of near eye display solutions
for Personal Viewing. Icuiti has been designing and producing micro
display based products since 1997 and has shipped thousands of units to
customers all over the world. These products include mobile viewing
devices, wearable computer displays, Military certified micro display
electronics, OEM solutions and Virtual Reality Systems. Icuiti is
currently privately held with offices in Rochester, NY and Tokyo, Japan.
Visit us at www.icuiti.com

Icuiti and Video Eyewear are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Icuiti Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Icuiti Corporation
    Stephen Glaser
    Media Relations Information
    585-273-8293
    stephen_glaser@icuiti.com
    or
    Icuiti Corporation
    Grant Russell
    Icuiti Corporate Information
    585-427-0414
    Grant_russell@icuiti.com