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MicroOptical Announces World's First Eyewear-Mounted Display for Mobile Personal Computers.

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WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2003

SV-6 PC Viewer is Designed to Take Full Advantage

of WiFi-Enabled Devices Like Tablet PCs,

Laptops, and Wearable Computers

The MicroOptical Corporation, the leader in eyewear viewers for the portable electronics industry, today announced the availability of its SV-6(TM) PC Viewer (SV-6), the first eyewear-mounted display specifically designed for use with mobile personal computers. The SV-6 is a small, ultra-lightweight and highly ergonomic display that provides head-up, hands-free viewing of information from Tablets, laptops, wearable computers, ruggedized computers or other mobile computing devices with a VGA output.

The SV-6 has two key features that help the user take full advantage of the mobile WiFi environment. The SV-6 functions as a second monitor utilizing the Microsoft Multiple Monitors feature in Windows 2000 and XP. Users now have the advantage of two monitors: a primary monitor for standard information and the SV-6 head-up display for mission critical information, which is especially useful in untethered WiFi applications. In addition, the SV-6 will automatically format SVGA for the VGA viewer, eliminating the need to reset the resolution.

A patented combination of optics, electronics and a microdisplay allows users to project the equivalent of a full-size screen in front of their eyes at a distance that is adjustable from two feet to 15 feet. The virtual image created by the SV-6 appears with minimal obstruction to vision so users can still focus on their work. The image is bright and usable both indoors and outdoors, further enhancing mobile WiFi Tablet PC applications. The SV-6 also offers 18 bit color resolution, making it well suited for displaying Web content and photos, as well as output from standard computer applications.

"MicroOptical's SV-6 heralds a new era of mobile data presentation, one in which information is truly portable and private, and where data are presented hands-free without blocking vision," said Mark Spitzer, CEO of MicroOptical. "Designed to free mobile workers from the constraints imposed by conventional displays screens, the SV-6 will be used in a variety of fields, including medical procedures, finance, field force automation and military tasks."

Pricing and Availability

The battery-powered SV-6 PC Viewer is currently available at a price of $1995. To learn more, contact MicroOptical at (877) 326-8111, email or visit

About MicroOptical

The MicroOptical Corporation is a privately held company based in Westwood, Mass. Its patented and proprietary technology is revolutionizing the world of portable eyewear viewers. MicroOptical's products take the output signal from ordinary electronic devices and project images through proprietary technology. Comfortable and compact, the eyewear viewers represent a breakthrough in ergonomics over conventional head-mounted display technology and offer a hands-free, head-up way to view portable industrial devices such as endoscopes, flaw detectors, oscilloscopes, IR cameras, and consumer devices such as cell phones, PDAs and wearable computers. MicroOptical's products have applications in the consumer electronics, law enforcement, medical, military, security, test and measurement, video production, and wearable computing industries. MicroOptical also has a strategic alliance with worldwide ophthalmic leader, Essilor International, to deliver images through true ophthalmic eyewear devices. MicroOptical has won awards and received recognition from Fast Company, e-inSITE, Newsweek, Popular Science, the Society of Information Display and Test & Measurement World. For more information, visit

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