Avegant on target to ship over 10,000 Founder’s Edition Glyphs Q1
- Former Lucasfilm executive, Richard Kerris, joins Avegant as CMO
- Avegant launches new website, online store and details for CES
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avegant today announced the availability of its flagship product, the
Glyph. Designed with lightweight portability, rich audio and incredibly
precise video, the Glyph features an innovative yet familiar design. The
Glyph resembles a pair of premium headphones that can also be worn over
your eyes to reveal a screen-less display directly inside the headband.
Avegant will be shipping a custom engraved Founder’s Edition first
version of the Glyph to its Kickstarter backers in January 2016,
followed by fulfilling additional preorders throughout the first quarter
for an initial run of over 10,000 units. Continued production of the
first edition Glyph will see the product in select retail stores in U.S.
and China throughout 2016.
“The Glyph pioneers a truly unique personal theater experience that
delivers crystal-clear images, without a traditional screen, and
projects it safely onto the retina,” said Avegant CEO Joerg Tewes. “We
are excited to begin shipping the first version of this groundbreaking
product to our Kickstarter community. The support and feedback of our
Kickstarter founders has been, and will continue to be, absolutely
essential to the success in the evolution of this product.”
The technology behind the Glyph, Avegant’s patented Retinal Imaging
Technology, is the world’s most advanced viewing technology for
commercial wearable displays, recreating natural sight to deliver ultra
high-quality, pixel-less images. A low-power LED beams the content
through a patented optical architecture onto two million microscopic
mirrors, which shape and focus the picture and projects it safely onto
“The Glyph is distinctly not VR, yet you can completely enjoy the
feeling of an immersive experience without shutting out the rest of the
world around you,” Tewes continued. “Glyph is a personal media device
providing users the ability to enjoy long-form content, be it 2D or 3D,
in rich detail, with amazing studio-quality sound and support for head
tracking and surround sound, which can be experienced using base line
video playback apps, or, for a fuller experience, the JauntVR player.”
The Glyph plugs into any HDMI-ready device (e.g., smartphones, tablets,
laptops, game consoles, streaming media players, drones) and delivers a
‘plug-and-play’ personal theater experience using existing content,
giving the viewer the opportunity to view their personal media while
sitting in the best seat of a movie or home theater.
Additional features of the Glyph include:
Spatial Awareness: The Glyph allows peripheral vision above and
below the image, allowing consumers to experience any type of media,
including immersive 360-degree content and side-by-side 3D, without
giving up their own spatial awareness.
Long-term viewing comfort: The Glyph’s imaging technology with
low latency eliminates eyestrain, headaches and the physical
discomforts often associated with screen viewing.
Perspective: The Glyph can adjust to a variety of
prescriptions supporting near- and far-sightedness, to deliver optimal
image quality and an effortless, personalized viewing experience.
Pre-orders of the Glyph are $599 and will have a retail price of $699
on store shelves and online at the time of shipping. The Glyph will be
available initially at avegant.com
followed by amazon.com
in early 2016.
Avegant also revealed today that Richard Kerris, former Apple Executive
and Lucasfilm CTO, has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. At
Lucasfilm, Kerris managed the technical teams responsible for the
technology behind Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many other breakthrough
films from the studio, which is now an essential part of the Disney
franchise. Kerris remains an active member of the Visual Effects Society.
“The team at Avegant and the innovation behind the Glyph are some of the
most exciting things I’ve seen in my career,” said Kerris. “I’m thrilled
to be joining this team and to be a part of something that will
revolutionize how we experience all kinds of media on the go, from
existing audio and video to interactive and immersive 3D content.”
Avegant has launched a new online website [www.avegant.com]
featuring videos about the Glyph and its technology as well as a new
online store for ordering. Avegant will be demonstrating the Glyph at
South Hall 2 (booth #26033 LVCC), at CES Las Vegas from January 6-10,
Avegant is a technology company exploring new ways to recreate how we
see by transforming media to capture the innate clarity of natural
perception. Glyph, the world’s first vivid reality near-eye display, is
Avegant’s flagship product. Developed and patented on Avegant’s Retinal
Imaging Technology, the Glyph is a new category of mediawear that lets
users experience their audio and video in a new and unique form factor.
For more information see avegant.com or
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Spencer Parkinson, 801-461-9767