JBKnowledge Develops SmartReality Application to Visualize
Construction Projects in True 3D Augmented Reality
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Epson America today announced that JBKnowledge,
Inc. a technology consultant and solutions provider to the
construction, insurance and risk management industries, has joined its
Moverio Developer Program to bring an immersive augmented reality
viewing experience of its SmartReality
application to the Moverio™ BT-200 smart glasses.
SmartReality is JBKnowledge’s latest application developed for
commercial builders that combines 2D plans and 3D project models for an
enhanced, mobile visualization of construction projects. Utilizing the
full Android operating system on the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses,
SmartReality allows builders, developers, project owners and others to
simply look at 2D plain paper construction plans through the smart
glasses and view 3D interactive Building Information Modeling (BIM)
files of the structure, offering an unobstructed, real-world perspective
of projects for planning, design and construction management.
“We are excited to join the Epson Moverio developer community as we
bring our app to builders, contractors, and developers in construction
markets around the world,” said James
Benham, president of JBKnowledge. “The Epson Moverio BT-200 smart
glasses are a perfect complement to our SmartReality app in the office
and for construction uses in the field.”
“We are pleased to support JBKnowledge in their mission to simplify
document and work flow management for the construction industry,” said
Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Ventures for Epson America, and
Moverio developer program lead. “JBKnowledge is an exciting Moverio
developer creating innovative, real-world use-cases in the enterprise
Leveraging Epson’s patented core technologies, the Moverio BT-200 offers
an unparalleled binocular smart glasses experience optimized for
augmented reality applications. Micro projectors located on each side of
the eyeglasses project transparent overlays of digital content directly
in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment. In addition
to the Moverio BT-200’s sensors for head-motion tracking and hands-free
navigation, the smart glasses include a front-facing camera for video as
well as image capture that detects real-world markers for augmented
reality (AR) applications.
The Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses are available through select
online retailers and direct from Epson
for MSRP $699.99. For more information regarding the Moverio Developer
Program, please visit the dedicated site here.
Also, connect with Epson America on Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica)
and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/moverio).
About JBKnowledge, Inc.
An information technology services
and products provider, JBKnowledge, Inc. specializes in enterprise
applications and databases, electronic data interchange, strategy
consulting, mobile solutions, and web development for the construction,
insurance and risk management industries. Makers of SmartBidNet,
SmartReality and SmartInsight,
JBKnowledge is based in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and serves
construction clients on an international basis. Learn more at jbknowledge.com
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