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Kopin Launches HD First Person Viewer Modules for Extreme Drone Racing

01/06/2016

Kopin’s HD Display modules will be showcased in Las Vegas at CES 2016 and the Extreme Drone Circuit First Person Viewer Race at Zappos World Headquarters

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq:KOPN), a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for head-worn computing and display systems, today announced High Definition BDM-720P, an ultra-lightweight, high definition binocular display module designed for optimal performance, comfort and style with Virtual and Immersive Reality Systems. The High Definition BDM-720P is built to power the emerging competitive drone racing market and allows OEMs to efficiently create new, slim form factors on a HD heads-up display.

“The drone market is the largest installed and most successful user base of Virtual Reality Systems and is continuing to be a fast growing segment of our business,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO and Founder of Kopin. “Our unique display technology delivers a true First Person Viewer experience and holistic platform of critical sensory information that infuses the excitement of Virtual Reality and Extreme Sports into the user experience.”

Kopin will debut the BDM-720 at an exclusive VIP Technology Reception on Thursday, January 7 in the Venetian Penthouse Suite. During the event, Kopin will host globally ranked drone racers and top executives responsible for shaping the drone racing industry’s future. Select attendees will have the opportunity to test a fully immersive Virtual Reality and drone simulator.

Key Features of the High Definition BDM-720P

  • Fully integrated with dual Kopin 720P color displays (1280x720 resolution) for each eye, backlights and lenses
  • Large image size (47" diagonal at 6 1/2 foot distance)
  • High-quality optics with 35 degree field of view
  • 18 mm eye relief
  • 6 mm exit pupil
  • 63.5 mm interpupillary distance (IPD)
  • Compact size (95.9 mm x 15.8 mm x 21.8 mm)
  • Lightweight (16 g)
  • Compatible with A253 controller

Kopin will also be sponsoring the FastClip FPV Award for the best First Person Viewer video captured during competition at the XDC 2 Extreme Drone Circuit Race on January 7-9 at the Zappos World Headquarters, Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Racing drones at 60+ MPH requires fast, responsive first person control. These drones aren’t for real estate agents or package delivery, these drones are built for racing,” said Joe Scully, CEO of FPV Racing Events and the Voice of Drone Racing. “We are grateful for Kopin’s partnership and look forward to a thrilling tournament.”

Learn more about Kopin by visiting www.kopin.com

Find out more information about XDC Race by visiting www.xdcracing.com.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending, with more than 95% related to wearable technologies. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking” statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements relating to the drone market continuing to be a fast growing segment of our business and Kopin will also be sponsoring the FastClip FPV Award for the best First Person Viewer video captured during competition at the XDC 2 Extreme Drone Circuit Race on January 7-9 at the Zappos World Headquarters, Las Vegas, Nevada. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: sales of our products for the drone segment may not continue to grow or may decline; we may decide not to or be unable to sponsor the FastClip FPV award at the XDC 2 Extreme Drone Circuit Race; the Company’s BDM-720P products may not be accepted by the market place; manufacturing, marketing or other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance of the BDM-720P and the Company’s products; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 27, 2014, and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company and only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.

Source: Kopin Corporation

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